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FAQ'S

1. IS ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT JUST FOR KIDS AND TEENAGERS?

No, nearly 25% of orthodontic cases are adults. If you have put off orthodontic treatment or if your smile has shifted out of place in adulthood, you have options to correct your smile, such as Invisalign invisible aligners or clear porcelain braces.

2. WHEN SHOULD MY CHILD SEE THE ORTHODONTIST FOR THE FIRST TIME?

As per the Orthodontists, the best time for your child’s first visit to the orthodontist is by age 7. Many orthodontic problems detected early can be corrected through non-surgical procedures, such as Invisalign or fixed braces.
The Orthodontists at Smile & Profile Advanced can determine from a brief initial consultation whether orthodontic treatment is required immediately, or in the future, and determine the ideal schedule to monitor your child’s growth and dental development. These visits are offered as a complimentary service.

3. DOES ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT HURT?

No, orthodontic treatment doesn’t hurt, although at various stages throughout your treatment you may experience some discomfort. This is usually around the time you have your braces tightened or you are given your next set of aligners. This discomfort can be treated with over-the-counter pain relief, such as Paracetamol.

4. IS ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT JUST FOR KIDS AND TEENAGERS?

No, nearly 25% of orthodontic cases are adults. If you have put off orthodontic treatment or if your smile has shifted out of place in adulthood, you have options to correct your smile, such as Invisalign invisible aligners or clear porcelain braces.

1. WHAT IS A ROOT CANAL AND WHY DO I NEED ROOT CANAL TREATMENT?

Endodontic (root canal) treatment treats the inside of the tooth. Endodontic treatment is necessary when the pulp becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes: deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, faulty crowns, or a crack or chip in the tooth. In addition, trauma to a tooth may cause pulp damage even if the tooth has no visible chips or cracks. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess.

During root canal treatment, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. Afterward, the tooth is restored with a crown or filling for protection. After restoration, the tooth continues to function like any other tooth.

2. IS ROOT CANAL TREATMENT (RCT) IS PAINFUL?

Today, getting root canal treatment is often no more uncomfortable than having a filling. In fact, root canal treatment doesn’t cause pain but actually relieves it. Advances have made the treatment a virtually pain-free experience, many times accomplished in a single visit. Endodontists understand a great deal about pain management. With modern techniques and anesthetics, the vast majority of patients report that they are comfortable during the procedure.

3. WOULD EXTRACTION BE A BETTER ALTERNATIVE OVER RCT ?

Saving your natural teeth, if possible, is the very best option. Nothing can completely replace your natural tooth. An artificial tooth can sometimes cause you to avoid certain foods. Keeping your own teeth is important so that you can continue to enjoy the wide variety of foods necessary to maintain the proper nutrient balance in your diet. If your dentist recommends extraction, ask whether root canal treatment is an option.

Endodontic treatment, along with appropriate restoration, is a cost-effective way to treat teeth with a damaged pulp and is usually less expensive than extraction and placement of a bridge or an implant. Endodontic treatment also has a very high success rate. Many root canal treated teeth last a lifetime. Placement of a bridge or an implant will require significantly more time in treatment and may result in further procedures to adjacent teeth and supporting tissues.

4. HOW LONG DOES A ROOT CANAL TAKE?

The amount of time a procedure takes depends on the details of the procedure you’re having and the type of tooth involved. For Multiple visit RCT it might take 2-3 sittings while a Single Visit RCT completes within approximately 2-3 hours.

5. WHAT HAPPENS AFTER MY ROOT CANAL IS DONE?

When your root canal treatment has been completed, a report of your treatment will be sent to your dentist. You will need to contact their office for a follow-up restoration within 30 days of completion at our office. Your dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth.

6. WHAT HAPPENS AFTER RCT ?

When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact his office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. However, if a problem does occur, we are available at all times to respond.When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact his office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. However, if a problem does occur, we are available at all times to respond.

1. WHAT IS GINGIVITIS?

Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums, usually caused by a reaction to the bacterial biofilm, sometimes referred to as plaque that grows around the teeth. Symptoms : Red, puffy, swollen, bleeding gums are signs of gingivitis.

2. WHAT IS PERIODONTITIS?

When inflammation moves deeper, causing loss of tooth supporting bone, the disease is called Periodontitis.
Symptoms : Early periodontitis can have no symptoms. Eventually bad breath, increasing space between the teeth, tooth mobility or deep aching pain around the teeth may be experienced. In advanced cases, abscess can form between the roots and gums or bone support.

3. DOES GINGIVITIS LEAD TO PERIODONTITIS?

While it is possible to have gingivitis that does not progress to periodontitis, it is very rare for periodontitis not to be preceded by gingivitis.

4. HOW DOES PERIODONTITIS CAUSE TOOTH LOSS?

Periodontitis causes loss of tooth supporting bone. Without treatment, teeth may become unbearably painful, uncomfortably loose, or abscessed.

1. ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS ARE EXPENSIVE ?

It is perfectly normal to consider carefully the cost of any serious investment. It is a lot to spend on your mouth and it is down to each individual patient to decide if the improvements to quality of life, function, confidence, and appearance are worthwhile. We only ever prescribe treatment that is necessary. If you are searching for a bargain, please keep in mind that we regularly have to repair many cases from other clinics that have gone wrong due to inadequate planning, skills, or materials.

2. ARE IMPLANT TREATMENT GOING TO BE PAINFUL ?

This is one of the most common concerns for people thinking about having an implant. When carried out by an experienced clinician, most dental implants are very straightforward to place, taking only about ten to fifteen minutes to complete the surgical part of the treatment. However, more complex cases may take longer.

The majority of implants are placed under a normal dental local anaesthetic. Though the local anaesthetic injections can sting a little, and most of us have experienced dental injections in our mouth at some time, once you are numb, you will not feel anything sharp or painful at all throughout your treatment. You will feel some pressing and pushing during the procedure as well as some vibration during the drilling stage, but this will not be sharp or painful in any way and your dentist will check to make sure you are completely numb before starting the surgery.

For bigger procedures, such as multiple implants or complex cases, sedation can be provided. Sedation is not a general anaesthetic, but makes patients feel very comfortable and relaxed, and they rarely remember much about the procedure afterwards which is an advantage for many nervous patients. Obviously, the more training and experience the clinician carrying out your dental implant treatment has, the quicker it will be and the more comfortable you are going to be, so make sure you check out your implant surgeon thoroughly before starting treatment.

3. WILL I NEED TO HAVE A BONE GRAFTING ?

Firstly, the great news is that innovative techniques, many of which we have developed ourselves here at The Implant Centre, mean that many patients can avoid any kind of bone grafting altogether – even if you have been told you need this by others.

When it is necessary, we use many different materials for bone grafting, which are chosen on a case-by-case basis as the best material for each patient. However, we now use synthetic, laboratory-made materials more and more, replacing the need for cow-derived products almost completely. These synthetic products are rapidly replaced by the body’s own bone, meaning that they disappear completely from the body within a few months.

4. IF MY TOOTH IS REMOVED WILL I BE LEFT WITH A GAP?

It is possible to have teeth extracted and immediately place implants into the extraction sockets – ‘Instant Implants’. You can even then have temporary teeth added onto these implants – ‘Instant Implants and Instant Teeth’. There are a few factors which can make it necessary to wait for healing after tooth removal, before an implant can be placed – the main factor being whether there is any sign of infection. If infection is present, we need to allow a healing phase of eight to twelve weeks before we can place the implants. Do not worry – you never need have a gap if you do not wish to have one. There are all sorts of temporary solutions to make sure there is no embarrassment at any stage throughout the implant process.

5. WHAT ARE THE TIMEFRAME OF DENTAL IMPLANT TREATMENT ?

For Conventional Implant procedure where the treatment is straightforward, it can be a little as 8-10 weeks from placement of the implant to fit of the final crown. However, sometimes treatment can take longer depending on the level of complexity of your case, with some patients not finishing for up to a year. The exact time frame will be ascertained from your assessment by the Implantologist.

5. WHAT ARE THE TIMEFRAME OF DENTAL IMPLANT TREATMENT ?

For Conventional Implant procedure where the treatment is straightforward, it can be a little as 8-10 weeks from placement of the implant to fit of the final crown. However, sometimes treatment can take longer depending on the level of complexity of your case, with some patients not finishing for up to a year. The exact time frame will be ascertained from your assessment by the Implantologist.

For Basal Implant procedure which is also known as Strategic Immediate Loading Implantology, the whole Implant procedure only takes 72 hours time to complete the entire procedure.

6. WHAT ARE THE CHANCE OF FAILURE OF IMPLANT ?

Any surgical procedure can have complications and dental implants are no exception. When an implant is placed, your bone then needs to grow onto and fuse to the implant, the process known as ‘Osseointegration’, if it is to become a firm foundation for a crown. In the unlikely event that your bone fails to grow onto an implant, we offer to replace the implant. We have usually found that a second failure is exceptionally rare.

At Smile and Profile all the Implant Surgeons have international recognisation and are highly experienced. At our clinic we are very careful to continuously audit our results and assess our performance and we always strive for excellence. Our audited implant integration rates are over 99% and we will be happy and proud to show you our figures at any time. This is an exceptional figure and it is down to both the skill and experience of our team, and to the quality of the equipment we use.

7. MY TEETH HAVE BEEN MISSING FOR A LONG TIME, CAN I STILL HAVE IMPLANT ?

Normally yes – we have worked with many exceptional cases where other implant dentists have said there is not enough bone. We will do a thorough assessment of course, including detailed x-rays and the latest in 3D imaging (CBCT X-ray) to assess the bone available. Very rarely we will explain that there is not enough bone to safely work with implants and then we have to consider alternative dental options with you and your dentist.

8. CAN ALL THE TEETH CAN BE REPLACED WITH IMPLANTS ?

Yes we can and we are highly experienced at this pinnacle of dental implant treatments. You do not need one implant per tooth and depending upon the situation you can actually have as few as 4 and maximum 20 implants to replace all of the upper or lower teeth. There are a variety of options for the type of bridgework supplied, which can either be removable by you or fixed in place. But the Implantologist can suggest you the best option and procedure as per your need and budget.

9. WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE SMILE & PROFILE ADVANCED FOR IMPLANT TREATMENT OVER ANY OTHER SIMILAR CLINIC ?

At Smile & Profile Advanced we use very well researched and well respected implant systems. As a team that works exclusively on dental implant treatments, we would be very uncomfortable using lower quality or less well-researched systems. Remember, we expect our implants to last for a very long time, possibly even for life, so there really is no justification for taking a cost-cutting approach to such an important matter. You might like to know that this philosophy helped us to sustain strongly as one of the best clinic for nearly 19 years and allowed us to spread as the largest chain of Multi-speciality Dental Clinics in Eastern India. In choosing a clinic, we always recommend the patients to look carefully at the training of the surgeons and dentists involved, the materials used, and the long-term back-up provided. It is also a good idea to visit the clinics and meet with some of the staff. This way, you will be able to make your mind up very quickly.

1. WHEN IT IS NECESSARY TO EXTRACT A WISDOM TOOTH ?

The following symptoms indicate the need to remove a wisdom tooth:
• Pain in the jaw.
• If the wisdom tooth causes dental crowding or damage to neighbouring teeth.
• If the wisdom tooth is infected.
• Inflammation of the gum surrounding the wisdom tooth.
• Bad breath or unpleasant taste in the mouth.

02. WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO REMOVE THE WISDOM TOOTH ?

Although the best time for removal of wisdom teeth is about 16 years old, there is a wide age range for patients who require wisdom teeth removal. Determining when to remove the wisdom teeth is based off of three factors :-

• Age of Patient: The younger the better. Younger patients typically have fewer chances of wisdom teeth complications. It is recommended to have your wisdom teeth removed sooner than later if your dentist or our doctors have indicated that conditions are not optimal for keeping your wisdom teeth.
• Root Formation: If your wisdom teeth’s roots have about 1/3rd of formation, this is a good time to consider getting your teeth removed. If you have over 2/3rds root formation on your wisdom teeth, there is an increased chance of complications with wisdom teeth removal.
• Position of the Tooth: Another important factor in determining when to remove your wisdom teeth is where the wisdom teeth are positioned relative to other anatomical structures such as the sinuses and adjacent teeth. If the wisdom tooth cannot attain a healthy position then problems can occur such as cavities, infections, or complications with roots.

03. WHAT IS AN APICECTOMY ?

An apicectomy is a minor procedure to remove the tip (apex) of the root of a tooth. This will be done in association with the root treatment of the tooth (to fill the canal of the root and to treat or prevent infection).

Sometimes, apicectomies also involve the removal of a cyst at the top of the tooth root. Apicectomies are more often performed for front teeth (they are easier to access) but can be carried out on back teeth.

04. WHY CAN'T ANTIBIOTIC TREATMENT ALONE BE USED ON INFECTED CYSTS?

Antibiotics will usually help the pain and swelling associated with acute dental infections. However, they are not very good at reaching into infected cysts (or abscesses) and killing all the bacteria that are present.

Dentists and oral and maxillofacial surgeons will want to remove infected tissue as soon as it is practically possible, to remove the source of infection and prevent future problems. They might use antibiotics to help them do this, but the physical removal and stopping of potential places for bacteria to hide and grow is very important.

05. WHICH BENIGN SKIN LESIONS DO YOU TREAT IN ORAL SURGERY?

There are many benign skin lesions and at Addenbrooke's these might be assessed by the Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery or Dermatology. You might receive your treatment and care in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery if the lesion involves some of the mouth and facial structures or if you are receiving other treatment from this Department.

1. WHEN SHOULD I TAKE MY CHILD TO THE DENTIST FOR THEIR FIRST VISIT ?

Your child's first teeth erupt around 6 months old. For the prevention of dental problems, Smile & Profile Advanced recommend your child should be seen at 1 year of age. This first visit will help your child to become acquainted with our office and develop a relationship with the doctor and staff, as well as a chance to help educate parents to properly care for their child's teeth.

2. ARE BABY TEETH REALLY THAT IMPORTANT TO MY CHILD ?

The first primary tooth, or baby tooth, erupts between 6 months to one year of age. The timing is different for each individual, but all 20 baby teeth are usually in by 3 years of age. Baby teeth are extremely important for a variety of reasons.
Baby teeth:
• Help children chew food easily and properly to maintain healthy nutrition
• Help children develop proper speech, and speak more quickly and clearly
• Help jaw formation by maintaining space and eruption paths for permanent teeth
• Help develop self -esteem, and set the stage for a lifetime of healthy smiles
Baby teeth are also just as prone to cavities as adult teeth. In fact, more than 50 percent of children will be affected by tooth decay before the age five, so you want to keep those cavities away to avoid an early loss of a tooth. When a baby tooth is lost too early, the permanent teeth can drift into the empty space and make it difficult for other adult teeth to find room when it’s their turn to erupt. Proper oral hygiene is important as soon as your baby is born. Establishing good oral habits early will go a long way, even beyond impressing the tooth fairy!

3. WHEN SHOULD WE BEGIN USING TOOTHPASTE ON OUR CHILD AND HOW MUCH SHOULD WE USE ?

The sooner the better! Starting from the birth, it is preferable to clean your child’s gums with a soft cloth and water. Parents should use a tiny smear of fluoride toothpaste to brush baby teeth twice daily as soon as they erupt and a soft, age-appropriate sized toothbrush. Once children are 3 to 6 years old, then the amount should be increased to a pea-size dollop and perform or assist your child’s tooth brushing. Remember that young children do not have the ability to brush their teeth effectively. Children should spit out and not swallow excess toothpaste after brushing.

1. ARE ORAL AND FACIAL CANCERS BECOMING MORE COMMON?

Worryingly, the incidence of orofacial cancers has risen over the past 20 years in both the oral cavity and its adjacent structures such as the lips. Specialists are particularly concerned about the increase in incidence of cancer of the tongue, which tends to affect younger people, aged under 40 years old and more women than men.

2. HOW TREATABLE ARE ORAL AND FACIAL CANCERS?

There has been much progress in the diagnosis and treatment of most cancers over the past few decades. Unfortunately, the prognosis of orofacial cancers has not yet benefited from these advances. Taken together, the 5-year survival rate remains at less than 55%, which is low for cancers in general. Despite our best efforts, at least 1,400 people will die each year in England and Wales as a result of their oral and facial cancer.

3. WHY IS EARLY DETECTION OF ORAL AND FACIAL CANCERS IMPORTANT?

There are real advantages to be gained from the early detection and treatment of oral and facial cancers. In general the earlier we recognise cancers the better the outcome in terms of restoration of appearance and function and also survival rate. The patient can work in partnership with health professionals in spotting changes in their mouth, face and neck and seeking early advice from their dentist or doctor.

4. IF I HAVE A CANCER, WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT?

If a specialist has given you a diagnosis of cancer, you will be offered assessment by a number of specialists working together to agree the most appropriate treatment plan for you.
Although your cancer might be in just your mouth or on your face it is important that we check you carefully for spread of the cancer, which can affect 'deeper' tissues such as the throat or neck.
You will be guided through this process by the Oral and Maxillofacial Team and colleagues in the combined Oncology Clinic.

5. IF I HAVE ORAL OR FACIAL CANCER, WHAT TREATMENT OPTIONS WILL I HAVE?

The multidisciplinary team will offer you a treatment plan that will take into account the type of cancer you have, how far it has progressed and your general health and other factors.
Treatment options that we have include surgery, radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy on their own or in combination. The reasons for the choice will be explained to you by the Team and you will have sufficient time to ask questions and think about it before you start treatment.

1. ARE THERE BENEFITS TO COSMETIC DENTISTRY?

The beautiful smile that comes with cosmetic dentistry grants increased self-confidence. This has a positive impact on one’s emotional well-being which, in turn, has positive effects on longevity and performance.

2. WHY SHOULD I GET MY TEETH PROFESSIONALLY WHITENED?

There are over-the-counter teeth-whitening solutions available, but they do not have the same effect as professional whitening systems, may take weeks to prove effective, and can be overly complicated. The Madison cosmetic dentists at Total Care Dental use a deep-bleaching system that’s safe and fast-acting. In just two hours, you’ll see years’ worth of stains on your teeth disappear.

3. ARE VENEERS MY ONLY OPTION FOR A ‘SMILE MAKEOVER’?

No. While bonded or porcelain veneers are one option to improving your smile, they are not the only option. Each situation is different and TCD’s cosmetic dentists are qualified to give you a full list of choices- including teeth whitening, Invisalign clear braces, and teeth contouring- capable of providing you with a beautiful smile.

4. WHICH COSMETIC DENTAL PROCEDURE IS RIGHT FOR ME?

Treatment options vary both by the improvement needed and by the patient. Your cosmetic dentist at Smile & Profile Advanced will tell you during your free, no-obligation consultation which procedures will be most effective for you.

5. HOW MANY APPOINTMENTS WILL IT TAKE TO GET A BEAUTIFUL SMILE?

The number of dental visits depends on the condition of your teeth and the cosmetic procedures required to correct your smile. For example, procedures like bonded veneers and teeth whitening can generally be completed in one visit, while porcelain veneers require two visits. If you treatment involves a combination of procedures, you’ll need more appointments.

6. HOW LONG DO PORCELAIN AND BONDED VENEERS LAST?

Porcelain veneers can last about 20 years with proper care, while bonded veneers generally last 5 to 10 years. Porcelain veneers cost more and are a worthwhile investment. Bonded veneers are easier to replace and cost about half as much as porcelain veneers.

7. HOW DO I GET STARTED ON COSMETIC DENTISTRY TREATMENTS?

The first step toward getting the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted is scheduling a free consultation with our Madison cosmetic dentists. We will discuss the condition of your teeth, the look you want to achieve, and the treatment options to give you the perfect smile.

8. IS TEETH WHITENING BAD FOR ENAMEL?

No. Studies show teeth whitening causes no permanent damage to enamel or other parts of the teeth. Our advanced whitening gels are safe, fast, and effective, without causing gum and tooth sensitivity.

9. DOES TEETH WHITENING AFFECT FILLINGS, VENEERS, OR CROWNS?

No. The whitener won’t enhance your smile if you have veneers, fillings, or crowns. It will only affect the surrounding teeth, making them whiter than the other material.

10. WHY ARE STRAIGHT TEETH IMPORTANT?

In addition to creating a beautiful smile, cosmetic dentistry also leads to better oral health, overall health, and emotional well-being. An improved smile boosts confidence and allows you to speak more clearly. Also, straight teeth are easier to clean, promoting oral health and reducing the risk of heart disease and gastrointestinal disease. A properly aligned bite helps avoid headaches, strain, and stress.

11. DO PORCELAIN AND BONDED VENEERS STAIN?

Porcelain veneers are non-porous and more stain resistant than bonded veneers. Although bonded veneers are more prone to staining, they are less expensive and easier to replace.

12. I LOST A TOOTH. SHOULD I HAVE A COSMETIC DENTAL PROCEDURE?

When an adult tooth is lost due to injury or some other cause, your best option is our restorative dental implants rather than a cosmetic service. It is important to replace a lost tooth to prevent problems with the surrounding bone and muscles. Contact your Madison family dentist as soon as possible to find out if a dental implant is the right solution for you.

1. IS LASER DENTISTRY SAFE?

Laser dentistry is very safe. When operating within the appropriate guidelines, trained dentists perform procedures that are as safe or safer than other forms of dental treatment. With the correct training and proper eye protection, laser dentistry is very safe.

2. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING THE LASER?

They are much quieter than a dental drill, with no whining or vibration.
• They are very precise, so there is minimal impact on oral tissues.
• They are gentle and generally painless and often require little or no anesthesia.
• They can minimize bleeding and swelling and speed healing time.
• They reduce the risk of infection by decontaminating the affected areas.

1. WHY TAKE DENTAL X-RAYS?

Regular dental x-rays are an integral part of a preventative approach to your dental health.
They help your dentist to get the full picture of your oral health, and often detect any possible problems earlier than simple routine visual examination. X-rays can reveal much more than just cavities or decay, including monitoring wisdom teeth development, and the presence or severity of bone loss associated with gum disease.

2. WHAT TYPES OF X-RAYS DOES MY DENTIST USE?

The most common dental x-ray is a bitewing, which shows both the upper and lower back teeth in a single image. This area of your mouth, especially between your teeth, is a hotspot for decay-causing plaque and therefore a bitewing x-ray allows your dentist to find any decay between your teeth.
Another common dental x-ray used is a periapical x-ray, which in comparison to a bitewing focuses on a single tooth in more detail, including the whole tooth root. This allows for a more detailed examination of a localised area, especially if there has been damage to the tooth, socket or surrounding bone.
Sometimes, a full mouth x-ray, called an OPG (Orthopantomogram), is required to determine the best treatment and care, especially when it comes to wisdom teeth and other root development. An OPG provides dentists with the full picture of your mouth when assessing your oral health.
A more detailed high definition X-ray view can be obtained via a type of scan called a CBCT or Cone Beam Computed Tomography). These are particularly useful in correctly placing implants within the jaw bones and when working close to large nerves, sinuses etc. CBCTs are also able to demonstrate extra nerve/root canals within teeth, and fractured or extra tooth roots.
Depending on your oral health and specific situation your dentist will decide which x-rays will provide the most valuable information.

3. SHOULD I BE CONCERNED ABOUT RADIATION?

There is no reason to be concerned about radiation from Dental X-rays, as the radiation exposure is extremely low. It is a similar amount of radiation to a short (1-2hr) commercial flight. If the radiation is so low why does my dentist leave the room? Dentists may take multiple x-rays throughout the course of a day, adding up to a more significant exposure to radiation.
Taking regular x-rays means more detailed tracking and management of your dental health. Comparing x-rays allows smaller changes to be identified. Long term this can translate to savings for your health, time and your wallet. It is a simple and painless way for the dentist to better look after you.
The best resource, if you have any concerns or questions about dental x-rays is your dentist! We are always more than happy to help answer any questions.

1. Why Oral Pathology is needed ?

The practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (OMP) entails both clinical and laboratory components. Many oral pathologists regularly treat patients in a clinical setting for a variety of diseases of the maxillofacial complex, in addition to the examination of biopsies with a microscope. The responsibilities of an oral and maxillofacial pathologist are to diagnose and manage diseases that affect the face, mouth, and jaws.

2. What are the differences between an oral pathologist and a general pathologist?

A general surgical pathologist is an individual who has graduated from medical college and completed a post-graduation in surgical pathology, often later enrolling in a postgraduate fellowship to gain further expertise in a specific field of pathology. An oral pathologist is a graduate of a dental college who has completed post-graduation specifically in oral and maxillofacial pathology.

1. IS ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT JUST FOR KIDS AND TEENAGERS?

No, nearly 25% of orthodontic cases are adults. If you have put off orthodontic treatment or if your smile has shifted out of place in adulthood, you have options to correct your smile, such as Invisalign invisible aligners or clear porcelain braces.

2. WHEN SHOULD MY CHILD SEE THE ORTHODONTIST FOR THE FIRST TIME?

As per the Orthodontists, the best time for your child’s first visit to the orthodontist is by age 7. Many orthodontic problems detected early can be corrected through non-surgical procedures, such as Invisalign or fixed braces.
The Orthodontists at Smile & Profile Advanced can determine from a brief initial consultation whether orthodontic treatment is required immediately, or in the future, and determine the ideal schedule to monitor your child’s growth and dental development. These visits are offered as a complimentary service.

3. Does orthodontic treatment hurt?

No, orthodontic treatment doesn’t hurt, although at various stages throughout your treatment you may experience some discomfort. This is usually around the time you have your braces tightened or you are given your next set of aligners. This discomfort can be treated with over-the-counter pain relief, such as Paracetamol.

1. IS ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT JUST FOR KIDS AND TEENAGERS?

No, nearly 25% of orthodontic cases are adults. If you have put off orthodontic treatment or if your smile has shifted out of place in adulthood, you have options to correct your smile, such as Invisalign invisible aligners or clear porcelain braces.

2. WHEN SHOULD MY CHILD SEE THE ORTHODONTIST FOR THE FIRST TIME?

As per the Orthodontists, the best time for your child’s first visit to the orthodontist is by age 7. Many orthodontic problems detected early can be corrected through non-surgical procedures, such as Invisalign or fixed braces.
The Orthodontists at Smile & Profile Advanced can determine from a brief initial consultation whether orthodontic treatment is required immediately, or in the future, and determine the ideal schedule to monitor your child’s growth and dental development. These visits are offered as a complimentary service.

3. Does orthodontic treatment hurt?

No, orthodontic treatment doesn’t hurt, although at various stages throughout your treatment you may experience some discomfort. This is usually around the time you have your braces tightened or you are given your next set of aligners. This discomfort can be treated with over-the-counter pain relief, such as Paracetamol.