General Dentistry

General dentistry involves the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions, disorders and diseases affecting the teeth, gums, jaw and face. As specialists in general dentistry, our experienced dentists provide services related to the general maintenance of oral hygiene and tooth health. Along with routine checkup appointments, we offer our patients from Valasaravakkam and surrounding areas a range of simple and more complex general dentistry treatments. Dew Dent Dental Clinic is passionate about keeping the oral health of patients of all ages in prime condition to ensure everyone in Valasaravakkam, Chennai can go through life smiling with confidence.

General Dentistry Services

Root Canal Treatment
A root canal is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth instead of removing it. The procedure involves removing the damaged area of the tooth (the pulp), cleaning and disinfecting it then filling and sealing it. The common causes affecting the pulp are a cracked tooth, a deep cavity, trauma or repeated dental treatment to the tooth.
Fillings
Fillings help restore teeth that have been damaged by decay and can prevent further decay. Your dentist will consider a number of factors when choosing which type of filling material is best for you. These factors include the extent of the repair, where in your mouth the filling is needed and the cost. A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. When a dentist gives you a filling, he or she first removes the decayed tooth material, cleans the affected area and then fills the cleaned out cavity with a filling material. By closing off spaces where bacteria can enter, a filling also helps prevent further decay. Materials used for fillings include gold, porcelain, a composite resin (tooth coloured fillings) and an amalgam (an alloy of mercury, silver, copper, tin and sometimes zinc).
Dental visits every six months
Have you ever wondered why the Dentist recommends you come back every six months? It’s because regular dental visits are essential for the maintenance of healthy teeth and gums. And in between those examinations, it’s important that you work to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy. If you need additional help, your dentist may even suggest more frequent visits.

General Information

Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth are the third and last molars on each side of the upper and lower jaws. They are also the final teeth to erupt; usually appearing when a person is in their late teens or early twenties. Wisdom teeth that only partially emerge or come in crooked can also lead to painful crowding and disease.

If the wisdom teeth are impacted and embedded in the bone, the oral surgeon will put an incision into the gums and remove the tooth or teeth in sections in order to minimize the amount of bone being removed.
Oral Hygiene
Your dentist or hygienist can help you learn good oral hygiene techniques and can help point out areas of your mouth that may require extra attention during brushing and flossing.

Maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the most important things you can do for your teeth and gums. Healthy teeth not only enable you to look and feel good, they make it possible to eat and speak properly. Good oral health is important to your overall well-being.

Some things you can do to keep your mouth and teeth healthy are brushing thoroughly twice a day, flossing daily, eating a balanced diet and limiting snacks between meals. You should also use toothpaste and dental products that contain fluoride, rinse with a fluoride mouth rinse and make sure that your children under 12 drink fluoridated water or take a fluoride supplement if they live in an area without fluoridated water.
Periodontal Care
Gum disease is an inflammation of the gum line that can progress to affect the bone that surrounds and supports your teeth. The three stages of gum disease – from least to most severe – are gingivitis, periodontitis and advanced periodontitis.

Periodontal diseases range from simple gum inflammation to a serious disease those results in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. In the worst cases, teeth are lost.

To help prevent periodontal diseases, be sure to brush your teeth twice a day (with a fluoride toothpaste), floss every day, visit the dentist routinely for a checkup and professional cleaning, eat a well-balanced diet and don't use tobacco products.