Basic Dental Procedure
Oral prophylaxis – commonly known as teeth cleaning involves removal of plaque and tartar which accumulates in areas that regular oral hygiene measures may not reach.
Extrinsic stains caused by smoking or by drinking coffee, tea and etc. is removed by simple stain removal procedures.
Topical Fluoride Application – Fluoride is present in toothpaste and mouthwash, but professionally applied fluoride in the form of gel and varnish is more effective and stays in place longer.
Fluoride is necessary for making the teeth stronger, remineralizing weakened areas which is an early stage of cavities. Open tubules on the tooth leading to sensitivity, could also be treated with fluoride.
Restorative fillings – it is a procedure to restore the tooth that has a cavity or small fracture using tooth-colored fillings, making the tooth as functional as it was.
Tooth extraction– when the tooth is no longer restorable or worth saving, extraction is indicated. Procedure of removing a tooth is done under local anesthesia. Simple extraction can be done without necessary bone removal, unlike wisdom tooth removal.