Services
  • Full Mouth Rehabilitation

    Full-mouth reconstruction is the process of rebuilding or simultaneously replacing all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws. Full-mouth reconstruction is often used to describe the process of rebuilding or simultaneously restoring all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws.

    Reconstructing mouths have been worn down through years of clenching, grinding, and other processes. This wear and tear addressed, and the surgeons rebuilt the mouth.

    Restoration of the severely worn out teeth is one of the most challenging procedures in dentistry. To successfully restore and maintain the teeth, the dentist must have an insight into how the teeth arrived at this state of destruction. Tooth wear can result from wrong brushing technique, severe acidity problems. Research has shown that these wear mechanisms rarely act alone, and there is nearly always a combination of the processes. At Smiline, we have specialist dentists who can evaluate and diagnose such problems on account of the patient’s diet, history of eating and gastric disorders, along with the present state of the occlusion. Emphasis must place on the evaluation of problems in the occlusion of the teeth preventing jaw problems. Behavioral factors that may lead to parafunctional habits and night grinding of teeth which are also essential to understand and manage to successfully restore and maintain a healthier set of teeth. Once the dentist appreciates a complete understanding of the etiology of the teeth present state, a treatment plan can formulate, taking into account the number of teeth to be treated, the relation of the jaws, space availability, the vertical dimension of the teeth in a bite and the choice of restorative material.

    While all occlusions wear to some degree over the lifetime of the patient, normal physiological wear usually does not require correction. Severe or excessive wear and tear of teeth refer to tooth destruction that requires therapeutic intervention. Severe wear on the surface of the teeth can result from occlusal prematurities that prevent functional or parafunctional movements of the jaw. Restoration of the worn anterior teeth then becomes a challenge as the availability of space for prosthetics becomes limited.

    Benefits of full mouth rehabilitation

    • Restore impaired teeth function
    • Maintain healthy gingival conditions
    • Eliminate pain and discomfort of teeth and surrounding structures.

    When does one need full mouth rehabilitation?

    When tooth loss occurs due to decay

    When tooth loss occurs due to trauma

    When there has been the severe destruction of teeth due to wear and tear of teeth or as a result of some stomach disorders like acidity

    When a patient complains of muscle pain or jaw pain which leads to the destruction of the teeth as well.

    A dentist usually starts with a thorough check-up of the teeth, gums, joints, muscles around the face and esthetics.

    After a thorough evaluation by our specialist dentist, various photographs are taken to study the relation of the teeth, jaws, and muscles. After this, a few impressions are made to prepare study models which arranged as per the desired results are needed. Also, other problems required are also corrected like gum problems and increasing the length of the crown. After explaining the entire treatment plan thoroughly to the patient, the tooth preparations necessary, restoration of the worn out teeth done.

    Severe wear cases present many challenges to the dentist, including gaining the space to create restorations that satisfy the patient’s esthetic desires, while also fulfilling occlusal and functional parameters that are essential for long-term success. Our entire team of Prosthodontists, Endodontists, and General Dentists here at Smiline dental hospital is well versed with all the treatment options and can restore your beautiful smile.

    Holistic dentistry

    Holistic dentistry is one that will educate patients on the importance of overall health and how dentistry can play a role in global health. Holistic dentists are dentists who perform dentistry that is good for the body as well as the teeth and gums. Holistic dentists understand that mercury is a toxin and even small amounts pose the significant risk to the body and your overall health. While amalgam fillings last longer than composites, they put extreme pressure on the tooth and often cause weakening of the tooth — meaning that the lining may outlast the tooth it was placed. Honestly, holistic dentists do not put mercury and meet or exceed safety guidelines for its removal. Holistic dentists believe that what goes into your mouth can affect your entire body. All dentists to some extent are aware of the importance of the mouth in the overall health of an individual. For instance, studies have concluded a link between gum disease and heart health, diabetes, and pregnancies. At Smiline, our primary focus is your health, and we emphasize that condition can prevent with proper nutrition as well as appropriate daily oral hygiene. We believe that proper education about the role of oral health in your overall wellness will help you stay healthier longer and help you make informed decisions about your general health.

    Did you know that your oral health offers clues about your overall health — or that problems in your mouth can affect the rest of your body? Learn more about the connection between your oral health and overall health. Moreover, protect yourself.

    Because of these potential mouth and body connections, let your Dentist know if you're taking any medications or have had any changes in your overall health — especially if you've had any recent illnesses or you have a chronic condition, such as diabetes.

    How can I protect my oral health?

    To protect your oral health, practice good oral hygiene every day :

    • Brush your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
    • Floss daily.
    • Eat a healthy diet and limit between-meal snacks.
    • Replace your toothbrush every 2-3 months or sooner if bristles are frayed.
    • Schedule regular dental checkups and cleanings.

    Also, contact your dentist as soon as an oral health problem arises. By making good oral health a priority, you can be better assured of a healthy mouth and of lowered risk factors for developing other general health problems.

    What's the connection between oral health and overall health?

    Like many areas of the body, your mouth is teeming with bacteria mostly harmless bacteria. Generally, these bacteria are kept under control by our body's natural defenses and good oral health care, such as twice daily brushing and flossing, However, without good oral hygiene routine, bacteria can multiply in several numbers leading to oral infections, such as tooth decay and gum disease.

    Also, certain medications — such as decongestants, antihistamines, painkillers, diuretics, and antidepressants — can reduce saliva flow. Saliva washes away food and neutralizes acids produced by bacteria in the mouth, helping to protect you from microbial invasion or overgrowth that might lead to disease.

    What conditions may be linked to oral health?

    Your oral health might contribute to various diseases and conditions, including :

    Endocarditis

    Endocarditis is an infection of the inner lining of your heart (endocardium). Endocarditis typically occurs when bacteria or other germs from another part of your body, such as your mouth, spread through your bloodstream and attach to damaged areas in your heart.

    Cosmetic Dentistry

    Over the last 20 years, Smiline dental hospitals have grown its Hyderabad based dental practice to a world-class cosmetic dentistry center. Smiline has been instrumental in applying for the latest advances in this rapidly evolving field. At Smiline, we perform one-day Smile Transformations and dental reconstruction on thousands of patients and is considered to be the Best Cosmetic Dental hospital in Hyderabad. From whitening your teeth to adjusting their alignment, filling in gaps, restoring damaged or missing teeth, or some other combination of improvements, our cosmetic dentists can do it all at Smiline dental hospital. Smiline dental hospital is the trusted name for healthier teeth and designing younger looking smiles for thousands of active and global patients all of whom believe our skills and cutting-edge technology to deliver the best dentistry possible. Today, achieving the perfect smile that you’ve always wanted is not a dream anymore.

    A confident smile reflects a sure You. We at smiline dental hospital aim to give you a beautiful, balanced smile and a stunning appearance with the help of below-listed procedures.

    Gap closures

    Are you conscious about the gaps or spaces between your upper and lower front teeth?

    Does it stop you from smiling unabashedly or talking confidentially in public?

    We at the smiline dental hospital have the perfect dental solutions for you. We follow internationally accepted techniques and highest quality tooth-colored materials (composites) to close the unwanted/extra space between two teeth through the process of dental bonding, without going for braces and minimal or no tooth prepare.

    Sedation Dentistry

    Benefits of Conscious sedation :

    • Reduces anxiety during the treatment
    • A child can Have multiple procedures done in a single session, saving time and money.
    • Little or no memory of the procedure.
    • No side effects, other than a bit of drowsiness after the procedure.

    Sedation dentistry refers to the use of pharmacological agents to calm and relax a patient before and during a dental appointment. Most dental procedures are carried out under local anesthesia, but for people who are incredibly nervous about visiting the dentist, sedation or sleep dentistry may recommend. Most of the times children can become anxious when they see the dentist. As a result, they may not be able to relax or sit still long enough to receive treatment.

    The dentist may suggest giving these children a form of medicine that can help them to relax or become sleepy. It is called "conscious sedation." /sleep dentistry. Using conscious sedation may allow a child to become more relaxed. However, the child will be able to respond to voices or stimulation and will maintain his or her protective reflexes.

    • With Minimal sedation, the child will be awake but relaxed.
    • With Moderate sedation (formerly called "conscious sedation") the child will have slurring when speaking and does not remember much of the procedure.
    • With Deep sedation, the child will be on the edge of consciousness but can still awaken.
    • General anesthetic – the child will be completely unconscious.

    Prosthetic dentistry

    Missing teeth- Causes, Consequences, Replacement

    Our teeth are vital to our everyday life as without them our lifestyle choices would need several adjustments and compromises. The most common dental disease like tooth decay that is beyond repair or gum (periodontal) diseases could ultimately lead to loss of teeth.

    Missing one or many teeth cause several consequences like :

    • Difficulty in chewing
    • Inability to consume certain foods containing essential nutrients
    • Self-consciousness or embarrassment while smiling or talking
    • Altered speech
    • Weakening of remaining teeth due to increased stress or wear
    • Movement or shifting of the remaining teeth to compensate for gaps
    • Bone loss- As our teeth embedded into the jaw bones, they need constant use (chewing/ biting) to remain healthy. Ones the teeth are lost the jaw bone undergo resorption and deterioration over time, resulting in facial changes but more importantly – increased costs and complications in replacing with artificial teeth.

    To ensure you do not encounter any of the above nasty consequences, it is essential that we replace those missing teeth with false teeth also called as a dental prosthesis or ‘dentures.’ A dental prosthesis replaces not only the missing teeth but also the associated structures (missing bone and gum tissue) to facilitate improved chewing ability, appearance, and speech.

    Types of Dental Prosthetic dentistry/ Dentures

    Dentures are two types based on the number of teeth replaced. The dentures that replace all the missing teeth in either or both the jaws are called complete dentures. The dentures that replace some of the missing teeth are called partial dentures when some of the natural teeth remain in the mouth. Another way to categorize the dental prosthesis is on whether the patient can remove the denture or not. Dentures that can be removed by the patient at will are called removable dentures. Dentures that cannot be removed by the patient are called fixed dentures.

    Complete Dentures :

    The full denture is the prosthesis of choice when all the teeth have removed. By replacing the missing teeth and associated structures, it not only facilitates better chewing but also improves appearance and speech.

    In a scenario where all the teeth are missing in the oral cavity, the complete denture is held in position by physical factors like intimate contact with the oral tissues, suction, muscle coordination, etc. It is a removable type of prosthesis.

    Conventional Denture

    It is the definitive prosthesis made ready about six to twelve weeks after the teeth have removed. That is the minimum time for the healing of the gums.

    Immediate dentures

    These are temporary dentures made in advance and positioned immediately after teeth removal. As a result, the wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period. However, bones and gums tend to shrink over time, especially during the healing period following tooth removal. Therefore, immediate dentures tend not to fit after the complete healing of the gums and need to replaced with a new set of dentures.

    Overdentures

    These are removable complete dentures which are fitted over 2-4 remaining natural teeth roots or dental implants. They have added the advantage of better grip, improved chewing and comfort.

    Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics

    Overview :

    Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics is the branch of dentistry which deals with the treatment of caries, malformed, discolored, unesthetic, or fractured teeth and Endodontics deals with the treatment of pulpal and periapical diseases and dental pain management. This department aims at preserving the natural tooth either by simple filling or by root canal therapy, which otherwise would have been extracted, thus restoring the form, function, and esthetics. Some cases require advanced treatment procedures like Hemisection, Radio section, Apicectomy Splinting, Conservative bridges, Indirect esthetic restorations like porcelain/Composite inlays & onlays, Veneers, and Endodontic surgery.

    The provision of various treatment procedures begins with meticulous treatment planning and diagnosis with different treatment modalities. The department has all advanced gadgets like state-of-the-art diagnostic and surgical equipment which includes Modern Dental Chairs, Endosonics, Intraoral camera, advanced digital radiography like RVG, LED light curing units, Air abrasive polishing system, In office bleaching equipment, Apex Locators, Endo motor, Thermoplasticized obturating systems like Thermafil and Obtura II. The department encompasses a seminar hall with a department library which boasts of a good reference collection. It has well equipped isolated operatory for surgical endodontic procedures with operating loops and a well equipped ceramic and casting lab.r surgical endodontic procedures with operating loops and a well equipped ceramic and casting lab.

    The most important aspect is that our department is very enthusiastic, dedicated and experienced faculty, all of whom are committed to excellence in education, patient care, and research. The department is always on a progressing front as far as quality of the treatment rendered to the patients is concerned.

    Treatments Offered:

    • Root Canal Treatment
    • Crowns
    • Restorations-Silver amalgam
    • Composite resin
    • GIC
    • Esthetic Corrections
    • Smile design
    • Bleaching
    • Veneers
    • Conservative bridges
    • Midline Diastema closures
    • Surgery-Apicoectomy
    • Periapical surgery
    • Root resection
    • Hemisection
    • Direct and Indirect Pulp Capping
    • Inlays
    • Onlays
    • Preventive Dentistry- Pit and fissure sealants
    • Post and Core

    Smilsurance

    ASMILINE DENTAL HOSPITALS INTRODUCES AN EXCLUSIVE DENTAL FAMILY PROGRAM ‘SMILSURANCE’ –

    A productive dental care plan for you and your family. SMILSURANCE ensures that you and your family members stay away from illnesses and keep smiling. SMILSURANCE is set not only to take care of your oral health, but it also helps you to save on your dental bills, as the program focuses on proactive oral health rather than reacting to oral problems.

    So what does SMILSURANCE offer ?

    • Prevention — for you to plan by identifying areas of potential dental problems before it occurs.
    • Annual Forecast — appointment with us, to discuss care that may be required and to forecast measures may be necessary for the next six months.
    • X-rays — you get results at the same appointment when the x-ray is complete.
    • Cleaning & Self Care Advice — appointment with a hygienist for tips on removal of soft and hard plaque based on the standard that you can maintain.
    • New materials &Techniques — you get the benefit of being informed on any new technique or new material that becomes available during the tenure of your treatment.

    What will be the expense ?

    It is a one-time annual fee charged to cater you with the best services, assuring you health and prosperity. After all, an ounce of prevention outweighs a pound of gold.

    What is your role ?

    During the tenure of your contract, you must follow our instructions for the treatment outlined in the annual forecast. You will be asked to attend regular examinations that held after six months from the first yearly-plan and during the last month. Which helps us in updating your dental care advice notes as part of the procedure, and a renewal every year enables you to gain maximum benefit from what SMILESURANCE offers.

    F.A.Q's

    It is an Annual Dental Screening Program that includes each member :

    • Two comprehensive dental examinations.
    • One Scaling/Cleaning of Teeth.

    Oral Surgery

    As the name implies, this branch is the sole surgical branch of dentistry which deals with the management of diseases/ abnormalities of mouth and jaws. It requires additional specialist training after graduating from General dentistry in techniques to perform procedures with care, helping patients to be able to use their teeth and mouth again.

    What makes Oral Surgery experience at Smiline hospital different?

    At Smiline dental hospitals, the team of oral surgeons works in coordination to manage and treat your problems. You can rely on us for the state of art facility we provide. We use advanced technologies and types of equipment to make treatments more comfortable and less time-consuming.

    Services provided by oral surgeons at Smiline :

    Extraction of teeth with poor prognosis

    painless extractions is the goal of our surgeons who perform the procedure efficiently. Teeth which are not salvageable indicated for extractions.

    Myths about Oral Surgery

    Myth #1 :

    My eyes will get affected if i get my upper teeth extracted.

    Fact :

    There is entirely no way your eyes/eyesight would get affected post extractions.

    Myth #2 :

    The recovery period after oral surgery is very long and painful.

    Fact :

    The recovery period is, in fact, quick, and you will be able to perform your regular activities within a few hours of the surgery. There may be mild discomfort for which our doctors prescribe analgesics.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) :

    Will it pain during and after the surgery ?

    The procedures are performed under local anesthesia and are painless. The analgesics prescribed by our doctors ensure that the post-operative period is pain-free and comfortable.

    Periodontitis

    When gingivitis not treated, it can advance to “periodontitis” (which means “inflammation around the tooth”). In periodontitis, gums pull away from the teeth and form spaces (called “pockets”) that become infected. The body’s immune system fights the bacteria as the plaque spreads and grows below the gum line. Bacterial toxins and the body’s natural response to infection start to break down the bone and connective tissue that hold teeth in place. If not treated, the bones, gums, and tissue that support the teeth will destroy. The teeth may eventually become loose or to be removed.

    Risk Factors

    Need another reason to quit smoking? Smoking is one of the most significant risk factors associated with the development of gum disease. Additionally, smoking can lower the chances for successful treatment.

    Symptoms of Periodontal Infection

    Gum disease is known to be a silent disease. Periodontal infection is usually painless until it reaches an advanced stage. However, some symptoms indicate the presence of periodontal infection.

    These include :

    1. You notice bleeding when brushing or flossing

    2. An attentive look show your gums red or swollen

    3. You feel tender gums that some times are itchy and ache

    4. A closer look show teeth to have become longer which is receding gums

    5. Bad breath that does not go after use of a mouthwash

    6. Sores in your mouth

    7. Change in your bite

    8. Touch gives you feel of loose teeth

    9. An abscess or pus formation indicating infection

    10. Increased spaces between teeth

    11. A change in the fit of your partials

    How Is Gum Disease Treated ?

    The goals of gum disease treatment are to promote reattachment of healthy gums to teeth; reduce swelling, the depth of pockets, and the risk of infection; and to stop disease progression. Treatment options depend on the stage of disease, how you may have responded to earlier treatments and your overall health.

    A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists are also experts in the treatment of oral inflammation.

    WHO SHOULD SEE A PERIODONTIST ?

    The general dentist can manage some patients' periodontal needs. However, as more and more patients are exhibiting signs of periodontal disease, coupled with research that suggests a relationship between periodontal disease and other chronic diseases of aging, periodontal treatment may necessitate a greater understanding and increased the level of expertise by a trained specialist. Patients who present with moderate or severe levels of periodontal disease, or patients with more complex cases, will be best managed by a partnership between the dentist and periodontist.

    During the first visit, the periodontist usually reviews the patient’s complete medical and dental histories. It is essential for the periodontist to know if any medications have taken or if the patient treated for any condition that can affect periodontal care, such as heart disease, diabetes, or pregnancy.

    The periodontist examines the gums, checks to see if there is any gum line recession, assesses how the teeth fit together when biting, and checks the teeth to see if any are loose. The periodontist will also take a small measuring instrument called a probe and place it between the teeth and gums to determine the depth of those spaces, known as periodontal pockets; this helps the periodontist assess the health of the gums. X-rays may also be taken to observe the health of the bone below the gum line.

    Periodontal treatments

    Treatments vary, depending on the severity and stage of the disease. After a comprehensive diagnosis, your periodontist may prescribe treatment ranging from a simple cleaning to surgery. Cleanings may take multiple appointments to complete. Operations to address periodontal disease take on many forms but all are designed to bring the patient to a maintenance stage. Implants may also be included in therapy to help restore a patient’s chewing capacity.

    For gingivitis

    In the early stages of gingivitis can be reversed with non-surgical treatment as may be recommended by your periodontist, besides prescribing certain medicines and the mouth rinses. Scaling and root planinng or deep cleaning Scaling and root planning, otherwise known as conventional periodontal therapy, non-surgical periodontal therapy, or deep cleaning, is the process of removing or eliminating the etiologic agents – dental plaque, its products, and calculus – which cause inflammation,[1] thus helping to establish a periodontium that is free of disease. Periodontal scalers and periodontal curettes are some of the tools involved.

    Local drug delivery

    Local application into periodontal pocket could be very advantageous, both regarding raising drug concentration directly in the active site, and in preventing systemic side effects such as gastrointestinal complaints, depression, and tachycardia. Controlled delivery of chemotherapeutic agents within periodontal pockets can alter the pathogenic flora and improve clinical signs of periodontitis. Local drug delivery systems provide several benefits; the drug can deliver to the site of disease activity at a bactericidal concentration, and it can facilitate prolonged drug delivery. There are distinct phases in a periodontal treatment plan where a dental practitioner can use a sustained release device. It can be used as an adjunct to scaling and root planning and for periodontal maintenance therapy. It can be used safely in medically compromised patients for whom surgery is not an option or those who refuse surgical treatment.

    Surgical procedures

    Pocket reduction procedures

    A periodontal pocket reduction procedure has recommended because you have pockets that are too deep to clean with daily at-home oral hygiene and a professional care routine. During this procedure, your periodontist folds back the gum tissue and removes the disease-causing bacteria before securing the fabric into place. In some cases, irregular surfaces of the damaged bone are smoothed to limit areas where disease-causing bacteria can hide. It allows the gum tissue to better reattach to healthy bone.

    Reducing pocket depth and eliminating existing bacteria are essential to prevent damage caused by the progression of periodontal disease and to help you maintain a healthy smile. Eliminating bacteria alone may not be sufficient to prevent disease recurrence. Deeper pockets are more difficult for you and your dental care professional to clean, so it's essential for you to reduce them. Reduced pockets and a combination of daily oral hygiene and professional maintenance care increase your chances of keeping your natural teeth – and decrease the likelihood of severe health problems associated with periodontal disease.

    Osseous ( bone ) surgery - this procedure is done to smooth shallow craters and defects in the bone due to mild or moderate bone loss.

    REGENERATIVE PROCEDURES

    Procedures that regenerate lost bone and tissue supporting your teeth can reverse some of the damage caused by periodontal disease.

    Your periodontist may recommend a regenerative procedure when the bone supporting your teeth has destroyed due to periodontal disease. These procedures can reverse some of the damage by regenerating lost bone and tissue. During this procedure, your periodontist folds back the gum tissue and removes the disease-causing bacteria. Membranes (filters), bone grafts or tissue-stimulating proteins can be used to encourage your body's natural ability to regenerate bone and tissue. Eliminating existing bacteria and restoring bone and tissue helps to reduce pocket depth and repair damage caused by the progression of periodontal disease. With a combination of daily oral hygiene and professional maintenance care, you'll increase the chances of keeping your natural teeth – and decrease the chances of other health problems associated with periodontal disease.

    Perioplastic surgeries

    GUM GRAFT SURGERY

    Exposed tooth roots are the result of gum recession. Gum graft surgery will repair the defect and help to prevent further depression and bone loss.

    Gum grafts can be used to cover roots or develop gum tissue where absent due to an excessive gingival recession. During gum graft surgery, your periodontist takes gum tissue from your palate or another donor source to cover the exposed root. It can be done for one tooth or several teeth to even your gum line and reduce sensitivity.

    WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF GUM GRAFT SURGERY ?

    A gum graft can reduce further recession and bone loss. In some cases, it can cover exposed roots to protect them from decay. It may reduce tooth sensitivity and improve the aesthetics of your smile. Whether you have a gum graft to enhance function or esthetics, patients often receive the benefits of both: a beautiful new smile and improved periodontal health – your keys to smiling, eating and speaking with comfort and confidence.

    GUMMY SMILE OR UNEVEN GUM LINE

    Do you feel your teeth look too short and your smile is too gummy or your gums cover too much of some teeth while leaving the others the right length? If so, dental crown lengthening might be the solution for you. During this procedure, the excess gum tissue is removed to expose more of the crown of the tooth. Then your gumline is sculpted to give your new smile just the right look.

    Laser treatments

    The laser light application as an adjunct to soft-tissue management in dentistry has seen an improvement in recent years.

    A laser is a photo-thermal device that produces a monochromatic, coherent, and collimated light with a specific wavelength. It does not have the particular lock-and-key chemical target. It acts directly on cellular structures, destroying cell walls, altering DNA, modifying metabolic processes, and ungluing the polysaccharide structure of the biofilm.2 Some have reported the reduction of subgingival bacterial flora in vitro. 3 Others have examined the in vivo bactericidal effect of individual lasers, which could significantly reduce the levels of some subgingival periodontal pathogens.4,5 In contrast, still other reports have questioned the benefit of subgingival laser therapy compared to that of conventional scaling and root planing.

    • Laser gum clinic
    • Laser decontamination
    • Laser Bacterial Reduction (LBR)

    Laser Bacterial Reduction (LBR) is a fast, and easy procedure that can do before any cleaning. This procedure is 100% pain-free and takes 5-10 minutes. The purpose of performing an LBR treatment is to reduce the number of bacteria within the pockets around the teeth. This procedure can be done on any patient, regardless of age or medical condition. We recommend taking advantage of this service for the following reasons :

    During all cleanings, bacteria in the mouth will introduce into the bloodstream. Bacteria introduced into the bloodstream may then harbor in or around weakened areas such as artificial joints and damaged heart valves. Should proper precautions not be taken with such patients, bacteremias can cause extensive medical complications. A bacterial reduction can significantly help prevent such occurrences for any patient with artificial joints, heart valve damage, and systemic diseases that compromise the immune system (cancer, diabetes, etc.).

    Laser flap surgery

    The laser therapy works by targeting only diseased gum, which it discerns by the color. Infected gums are darker than healthy gums. The laser is then used to agitate the healthy tissue, encouraging it to reattach to the bone. Because of the regrowth of this connective tissue, there is also a much lower chance of gum disease returning than with traditional surgery.

    LANAP ????

    • Laser esthetic dentistry
    • Laser depigmentation

    The most common cause of darker pigments in the gums is genetics. Excess melanin can build up in the gums, making them look brown or black instead of pink. It is most common in African people or Middle Eastern ancestry. The extra pigment does not indicate any disease or dysfunction. Patients seek treatment because of aesthetic preference for pink gums that showcase their teeth better.

    Laser Gum Depigmentation vaporizes and removes a thin top layer of the gum tissue, destroying the cells that produce melanin. New fabric has created during healing, and It tends to be pink rather than brown. The treatment may require a local anesthetic injection and has a short recovery time with manageable discomfort. Sometimes depending on the color and depth of the dark patch, it could take more than one session to achieve the desired degree of lightning.

    But they can be unsightly and cause embarrassment or self-consciousness when smiling. The problem with gum spots is that they can make healthy gums falsely appear unhealthy. The gums are often just as visible as the teeth. Therefore the appearance of healthy gums is just as important as healthy teeth are to a great smile. Luckily with dental laser treatment, these spots can be removed quickly and painlessly - with amazingly fast healing time.

    These melanin spots on the gums can be quickly and painlessly removed (a process called gum depigmentation) with laser gum treatment – usually in one visit and with quick healing time.

    Laser gum recontouring

    The beauty of their smile diminished if the gum line is uneven or falls too far below the lip line referred to as gummy" smile. It can make the teeth look small and cause people to feel self-conscious when they smile. A gummy smile can now correct with cosmetic dentistry procedures such as gum contouring.

    With the advent of laser dentistry, and tools such as the diode laser, patients can have their gums sculpted to perfectly accent their smiles in a fast, simple, and virtually painless procedure. The entire process can complete in just one visit to the dentist's office.

    Maintenance Therapy

    Periodontal disease ( gum disease is a chronic ( long-lasting ) problem and can return without regular dental care and careful attention to oral hygiene at home. Therefore, one of the keys to successful non-surgical or surgical.

    Maintenance therapy appointments are usually one visit with your dentist. These visits can be scheduled between two and four times a year depending on the severity of your periodontal condition. A typical maintenance visit will include

    • A periodontal examination.
    • An evaluation of the amount of plaque on your teeth and your oral hygiene a review of the proper techniques for brushing, flossing or other cleaning techniques when needed
    • Cleaning and polishing of your teeth, including the removal of plaque, calculus ( tartar ) and stains
    • X – rays if needed
    • Treatment to manage tooth sensitivity, if required.

    PRF

    Platelets can play a crucial role in periodontal regeneration as they are reservoirs of growth factors and cytokines which are the critical factors for the restoration of the bone and maturation of the soft tissue. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) are autologous platelets concentrates prepared from patient’s blood. Recent researches are being focused on the development of therapeutic alternatives which are natural to prepare, non-toxic or biocompatible to living tissues and economically cheap that might result in the local release of growth factors accelerating hard and soft tissue healing. PRF is a natural fibrin-based biomaterial prepared from an anticoagulant-free blood harvest without any artificial biochemical modification that allows obtaining fibrin membranes enriched with platelets and growth factors.

    Senior dental care

    Senior dental care

    Gone are the days when old age meant artificial dentures, a stick in hand and everything deteriorating. With the advance in technology and conservation being the main mantra, we at smiline try to give our older friends the best possible smile.

    What can you see ?

    • bad breath
    • loose teeth
    • missing teeth
    • dry mouth
    • red or swollen gums
    • tender or bleeding gums
    • diminished sense of taste
    • painful chewing
    • tooth loss leading to asymmetrical bone
    • sensitive teeth
    • receding gums or longer appearing teeth
    • Overgrowth of fungus in the mouth, known as thrush

    Unique considerations

    Most commonly seen is the dry mouth in senior citizens. We can prevent it by taking some simple steps.

    These include :
    • Increasing fluid intake
    • Cleanse your mouth regularly with water
    • Use saliva substitute available in the market
    • Practice using chewing gum, specially-formulated toothpaste, or non-alcohol-based mouthwashes
    • Avoid dry, salty food
    • Avoid drinks that cause dry mouths such as caffeine, alcohol, acidic juices, and soda
    • Avoid mouthwashes unless specifically designed for dry mouth
    • Apply lip moisturizer frequently
    • Don’t smoke

    Dental Hygiene for Seniors

    • Brush, floss and rinse with mouthwash properly to maintain dental hygiene, as instructed by your dentist.
    • Look into special toothbrushes to clean hard-to-reach areas of the mouth.
    • Notice the ominous signs such as teeth grinding, sensitivity, pain, mouth sores, breach, swelling, loose teeth, jaw popping or clicking, difficulty quenching thirst, swallowing or chewing (dry mouth syndrome).
    • Keep your dental check-ups often.
    • Dental appliances such as dentures and dental bridges should be properly maintained.
    • Tell your dentist about any medications that you are taking or changes to medication.
    • Consider seeing your dentist before and after surgery.
    • If brushing and flossing are challenging to monitor, elongate your the toothbrush with tongue depressors or similar to that, or ask for assistance. Soft washcloth or gauze serves you better to remove debris from the teeth. Follow this method until you can brush your teeth again.
    • Health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, or cancer, may affect your oral health. Notify your dentist regarding your health status so that he can provide you with better treatment.