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Keep Your Teeth Healthy During COVID-19

In midst of COVID-19 Outbreak, good dental hygiene might not be your top priority.

But things can get worse if you develop a painful cavity andmay not be able to consult the dentist.

As you are taking care of your mental and physical health, oral hygiene is also an important thing you need to care of, especially at a time like this, when you are unable to see your dentist for routine cleaning and checkup.

DENTIST’s ADVICE:

For the highest level of oral hygiene, the dentists advise:

  • 1) Brushing -teeth twice daily (for 2 minutes )
  • 2)Floss-once a day.
  • 3)Non-alcohol based Mouthwash- Rinsing twice a day, which help in reducing plaque buildup.
  • 4)Toothpaste- hydroxyapatite toothpaste or fluoride-based toothpaste
HOME DENTAL CARE:

1. Diet Control: In self-quarantining, it is easy to adopt a habit of excessive eating.

  • 1) To follow a standard dental care procedure at home,
  • 2) To avoid consuming food that is too hot or too cold, especially when you have tooth sensitivityor the pain will aggravate.
  • 3) To avoid eating hard foods such as, popcorn, peanut and sticky hard candy, which can crack tooth or damage the fillings.

2. Avoid Smoking:

  • 1) Smoking is destructive to oral health.
  • 2) Smoking prevents the blood supply to your gums so increases the risk of gum infection.

3. Toothbrush care:

  • 1) Toothbrush care is important because it is the easiest route to infection.
  • 2) Toothbrush comes into contact with saliva and other secretions.

4. Stop virus particle from spreading: Flushing the toilet generates aerosol spray that causes virus particles spread.

  • 1) Advised to flush with the lid closed
  • 2) Keep the toothbrush and other toiletries away from commodes.

Dentists:

  • 1) Are at higher risk of contracting COVID-19 infections.
  • 2) Are attending emergency cases and are being extra cautious to protect themselves and you.

WHAT IS CALLED A “DENTAL EMERGENCY”?!

  • 1) Painful swelling in the mouth
  • 2) Bleeding in the mouth not stopping
  • 3) Pain in a tooth/ jaw
  • 4) Broken tooth/ filling
  • 5) Broken veneer/ crown/ dentures
  • 6) Gum infection that includes swelling or pain
  • 7) Cheeks or gums hurt from braces wires
  • 8) Broken Orthodontic Brackets/ wires
  • 9) Broken Orthodontic retainers
  • 10) Dressing change / removal of stitches
  • 11) Biopsy of abnormal tissue
  • 12) Trauma

Conclusion:

  • 1) Maintain social distance- It’s the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection.
  • 2) Advise -Maintain good oral hygiene and follow the standard dental care procedure at home.
  • 3) Dental offices are doing their best-Any processes and counselling patients by phone or video conferencing.
  • 4) For everyone’s health-Advised to consult a dentist only in emergency cases.

Ice cream, sweets, hot tea, coffee instead of giving pleasure to your taste buds Are these giving you pain???

If you are suffering from tooth sensitivity consult with your dentist. Do not ignore!!!!!

Tooth sensitivity could happen to anyone at any age group.

Factors which lead to sensitivity are………..

1) Hard brushing

2) Consumption of acidic beverages

3) Chipping or fracture of enamel

4) Gum disease

5) Carious tooth

6) Tooth grinding habit

Traumatic bite

Just relying on tooth paste for sensitivity issue might not work for your particular case. Your dentist is the right person to tell you why you are having this problem and how to manage for you.

The treatment protocol involves

1) Prevention:- It includes stopping any further damage to natural tooth structure

2) corrective phase:- involves rectification of the problem.

Treatment options are various and wide range of treatment options can be suggested depending on diagnosis.

Usually it includes:-

1) Changing the food habits

2) Protecting the tooth from grinding

3) Closing the opened dentinal tubules

4) Laser treatment

5) Fillings

Consult your dentist to get the best option for your tooth sensitivity.

Emergency Dentist Dubai, UAE

What is a dental emergency?

Dental emergencies can have many causes, including accidents, sports-related injuries, tooth decay and infection. You may have a dental emergency if you have any of the following:

  • a traumatic injury to your mouth, jaw or teeth
  • severe pain that you cannot control with over-the-counter pain medication
  • uncontrolled bleeding
  • broken denture
  • fractured teeth
  • loss veneers and crowns
  • pain after extraction

Dental Pain

A toothache can cause horrible pain, difficulty eating, sleeping or concentrating, and should not be ignored.  A sharp, constant or throbbing pain on a single tooth can be a sign that there is something wrong, it could be tooth decay, a cavity, or gum disease. It is important to reach for professional care as soon as possible to identify the cause of the pain so it can be addressed properly.  Over the counter toothache pain killers will help alleviate pain for a short amount of time but the underlying cause of the pain will remain and will get worse as time progresses.

Broken/cracked/chipped tooth

If your tooth is broken, chipped, or cracked save any pieces and see your dentist as soon as possible. Rinse your mouth and any pieces with warm water. Apply a cold compress outside the affected area to relieve pain and keep the swelling down. If you are experiencing bleeding, apply a piece of gauze to the area until the bleeding stops. It is very important to seek professional care as soon as possible!

Fracture Filling or Crown

Most people have at least one filling or crown in their mouth. And due to the normal wear and tear, the filling or crown could fall out. . Make sure to rinse your mouth out with warm water if ever this happens to you. After that, it is wise to fill the cavity wit cotton wool . Go see the dentist as soon as you can.

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Crossroads Dental Clinic is one of the most modern clinics in Dubai and the best dental clinic in Deira having highly experienced and professional dentists. Our services include from Orthodontics to modern cosmetic dentistry like Wisdom teeth removal, braces, veneers, dental implants and Invisalign dentist services. Looking for the best dentist in Dubai for your dental concerns? Well, you found us now. Visit our Clinic near Deira City Centre and we make sure you get a world-class and painless dentist experience at the best cost in Dubai.

Pulpitis : Reversible or Irreversible

Dental pulp is the portion of the tooth that has blood vessels and nerves in it. Pulp is the core of the tooth. Pulpitis is an inflammation of the dental pulp and is the most common reason for toothache.

When the dental pulp gets irritated, the body responds by sending extra blood and defense cells to the pulp leading to an increase in volume of pulp. But the pulp doesn’t have the opportunity to expand as its surrounded by hard tooth structures like dentine and enamel.This increase in the pulpal pressure will be felt as pain by the patient.

The pulpal inflammation also makes the teeth more sensitive. For example, breathing cold air through the mouth, drinking hot drinks or chewing food can cause pain.

Pulpitis can be broadly classified as two : Reversible and Irreversible

Reversible Pulpitis

The symptoms of reversible pulpitis can range from nothing at all to a sharp pain on stimulation of tooth.

For instance, if you eat an ice cream,the cold causes a sharp pain in the tooth and it quickly goes away when you swallow. The good news is that reversible pulpitis, like its name, is reversible and it can go away if the cause of it is eliminated.

The causes of reversible pulpitis can be attrition of the tooth that reaches the dentin or a fracture of the enamel layer of the tooth which can expose the dentin or dental caries which has entered into deep layers of dentine etc.

The tooth can be restored to normal function using advanced and step by step restorative treatment which can be completed at our Crossroads Dental Clinic.

Irreversible Pulpitis

Irreversible pulpitis is a severe inflammation of the dental pulp .It occurs when the stage of reversible pulpitis has proceeded to a level where the pulp can no longer recover .It commonly occurs in patients who have neglected their routine dental check ups. The symptoms of irreversible pulpitis can range from no symptoms at all (eg:necrosed pulp) to an excruciating sudden pain. The tooth can be very sensitive to the slightest temperature changes and this sensitivity lingers with the tooth for a longer time period. Unfortunately, once an individual has irreversible pulpitis, the only option is to have root canal therapy performed or to have the tooth extracted.

In our Crossroads Dental Clinic we have our team specialized in painless root canal treatments as well as uncomplicated extractions.

So make sure to have your teeth checked often as prevention is always better than cure.

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Crossroads Dental Clinic is one of the most modern clinics in Dubai and the best dental clinic in Deira having highly experienced and professional dentists. Our services include from Orthodontics to modern cosmetic dentistry like Wisdom teeth removal, braces, veneers, dental implants and Invisalign dentist services. Looking for the best dentist in Dubai for your dental concerns? Well, you found us now. Visit our Clinic near Deira City Centre and we make sure you get a world-class and painless dentist experience at the best cost in Dubai.

Post and Core : Things to know

A post and core is a type of dental restoration required when there is an inadequate amount of sound tooth tissue remaining to retain a conventional crown. In teeth which are severly damaged by caries or fracture, the clinician will recommend for an endodontic treatment followed by a clinical visit for post and core restoration. The decision of whether or not to place a post and what technique will be used to place it depend on the particular conditions of each case.

The post is a small rod, that is inserted into the root space of the tooth and protrudes from the root a couple of millimetres. In our Crossroads dental clinic translucent fiberglass posts are used. The core replaces missing tooth structure in preparation for making a new dental crown. Normally, a dental core can be directly built up from composite materials The core is then utilized to hold a dental crown in place. The crown can be a single unit crown or a retainer crown for a dental bridge.

Procedure

The tooth must first be endodontically treated. After the endodontic procedure has been completed, and the root canal(s) is/are filled with the gutta percha root canal filling material, some gutta percha is removed from the canal space, usually by a series of endodontic files that prepares and shapes the root canal. The space that exists coronal to the remaining gutta percha, called the post space, is now available to place a post. It is desirable to leave sufficient root filling material in the apical area to maintain an apical seal. This procedure does not even require local anesthesia as the tooth has long been dead after the root canal treatment and no pain is felt.

Successful post and core dentistry considers quantity and quality of tooth structure as well as the presence of adjacent teeth, occlusion, parafunction, and the need for future restorations.

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Crossroads Dental Clinic is one of the most modern clinics in Dubai and the best dental clinic in Deira having highly experienced and professional dentists. Our services include from Orthodontics to modern cosmetic dentistry like Wisdom teeth removal, braces, veneers, dental implants and Invisalign dentist services. Looking for the best dentist in Dubai for your dental concerns? Well, you found us now. Visit our Clinic near Deira City Centre and we make sure you get a world-class and painless dentist experience at the best cost in Dubai.

Pericoronitis : Infection Near Wisdom Tooth in Young Adults

Pericoronitis is a common problem in young adults when a tooth is not fully erupted into the mouth yet. The literal definition of pericoronitis is inflammation of the gum around the crown. This condition most of the time is very painful for the patient.

It usually occurs between 17 to 24 years of age, because that is when the third molars normally start erupting. But the doctor sometimes sees older patient with this clinical condition.

A clinical exam can help diagnose pericoronitis. Your dentist will examine your mouth and note your symptoms. The gums around the problem area are likely to be red, swollen or draining pus. Sometimes the inflammation is such that the patient can bite with the upper teeth, the inflamed gum of the lower jaw. The mouth opening may also be limited. An x-ray can also help determine if your third molars are erupting normally or not.

Pericoronitis is one of the common reasons for wisdom teeth removal, which an oral surgeon typically performs.

A piece of gum tissue appears over the biting surface of the tooth, which is very difficult to clean. Debris collects under the flap and, when the debris is not removed, the gum becomes inflamed. The tissue around a wisdom tooth has become infected because bacteria have invaded the area.

In cases of pericoronitis, food or plaque, which is a bacterial formation that remains on teeth after eating, may get caught underneath a flap of gum around the tooth. If it remains there, it can irritate the gum and lead to pericoronitis. If the pericoronitis is severe, the swelling and infection may extend beyond the jaw to the cheeks and neck.

Treatment for minor symptoms of pericoronitis (spontaneous pain, localized swelling, purulence/drainage, foul taste) is irrigation with specific liquid solutions and curettage of the area under local anesthesia. Major symptoms of pericoronitis (difficulty swallowing, enlarged lymph nodes, fever, limited mouth opening, and facial cellulitis/infection) are usually treated with antibiotics prior to the wisdom tooth removal.

Most of the time the symptoms will recur and the only definitive treatment is extraction. If left untreated, however, recurring infections are likely, and the infection can eventually spread to other areas of the mouth. The most severe cases may require intravenous antibiotics and surgery.

If you feel some of the above symptoms, consult your dentist as soon as possible.

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Crossroads Dental Clinic is one of the most modern clinics in Dubai and the best dental clinic in Deira having highly experienced and professional dentists. Our services include from Orthodontics to modern cosmetic dentistry like Wisdom teeth removal, braces, veneers, dental implants and Invisalign dentist services. Looking for the best dentist in Dubai for your dental concerns? Well, you found us now. Visit our Clinic near Deira City Centre and we make sure you get a world-class and painless dentist experience at the best cost in Dubai.

Pediatric Dentistry at Crossroads – Your Child’s Doorway to Healthy teeth

A pediatric dentist is a dentist that takes care of children from infancy through their teen years.

The various treatments that a pediatric dentistry office offer can include:

  • Oral health screening for infants
  • Prevention Dental care that includes fluoride treatments, cleanings and diet and nutrition information.
  • Counselling for habits such as thumbsucking, pacifier use, etc
  • Repairing defects or tooth cavities
  • Treatment and early assessment for improper biting correction, teeth straightening

Pediatric Dentistry deals with oral health of children. It is very essential to maintain proper oral hygiene in children, if ignored can lead to dental conditions and problems in the later years. It is very important to teach your children to maintain proper oral health by brushing teeth and to avoid foods rich in sugars (sticky carbohydrates). They need to visit the dental clinic for routine checkups atleast once in 3 months. Dental diseases can be controlled better if they are detected early.

One of the major aims of pediatric dentistry is prevention of tooth decay. Pediatric dentistry places more emphasis on the relationship between the dentist and patient. That is to understand the child’s psycology to treat them.

Dental Sealants:

Dental Sealants or Tooth sealants are plastic coatings that protect the chewing surfaces of teeth from bacteria and plaque that cause tooth decay. These are mainly applied to grooves of your back teeth premolars and molars where the decay occurs frequently. These when bonded make the surface smooth hence easy to maintain.

Application process may take only a few minutes and may remain intact 5-10 years. Sealants come in different shades such as white, coloured,etc.

Therefore sealants are a preventive filling whereas a dental filling is a treatment carried out after the tooth is damaged because of tooth decay.

Sealants are not a replacement for fluoride.

Topical Flourides:

Flouride in water is a good topical for teeth. Flouride is absorbed in our bodies from the water we drink and is incorporated into our saliva. Our saliva with its fluoride hardens the enamel continuously. Tthis process is known as remineralization.

Children’s diet contains more sugary foods that cause tooth decay. Also it can be expensive to do dental treatment and the teeth will last many years. If fluoride is applied correctly and in proper amount it can make teeth healthy.

Dental application of topical fluoride gel or varnish can help remineralise the white spots on teeth hence inhibit the progression of decay. It is applied in office after scaling and polishing. It is recommended to avoid eating for 30 minutes and avoid brushing for 6 hours after application.

Overflouridation if caused due to excess water fluoride content and fluoride pills can cause pitting and discolouration of teeth called Flourosis.

Conscious Sedation:

Conscious sedation produces a minimally depressed level of consciousness state in which patient is able to maintain his normal physical activity, verbal activity and breathing continues. This provides a feeling of complete relaxation to the dental patient undergoing treatment. Nitrous oxide is titrated with oxygen for inhalation through a mask. This is given for children who are apprehensive and the treatment less stressful.

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Crossroads Dental Clinic is one of the most modern clinics in Dubai and the best dental clinic in Deira having highly experienced and professional dentists. Our services include from Orthodontics to modern cosmetic dentistry like Wisdom teeth removal, braces, veneers, dental implants and Invisalign dentist services. Looking for the best dentist in Dubai for your dental concerns? Well, you found us now. Visit our Clinic near Deira City Centre and we make sure you get a world-class and painless dentist experience at the best cost in Dubai.

Dental Caries to Root Canal Treatment – Know Before You Go to Dentist

What causes dental caries?

Dental caries is caused by the action of acids on the enamel surface of tooth. The acid is produced when sugars (mainly sucrose) in foods or drinks react with bacteria present in the dental bio-film (plaque) on the tooth surface.

The main treatment option for a tooth cavity is to drill out the decay and put in a filling (restoration) made from various materials (e.g., composite resins, porcelain).

Cavities, even in children who do not yet have their permanent teeth, can have serious and lasting complications such as pain, tooth abscess, tooth loss, broken teeth, chewing problems and serious infection.

Extensive tooth decay may necessitate root canal treatment followed by crown or even extraction of the tooth.

What are the symptoms of a tooth infection spreading?

  • Severe, persistent, throbbing toothache that can radiate to the jawbone, neck or ear.
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures.
  • Sensitivity to the pressure of chewing or biting.
  • Swelling in your face or cheek.
  • Bleeding or discharge from around a tooth or gums.
  • Tender, swollen lymph nodes under your jaw or in your neck.
  • Fever.

How do I get my teeth to stop hurting?

Your dentist is the obvious go-to when you experience a tooth pain. The dentist may try an injection around the tooth for pain control. If there is swelling in the gums or face, or you have fever, antibiotics may be prescribed. If the problem is severe, root canal therapy (cleaning out the nerves and blood vessels and sealing off the root canals of the tooth) and crown procedures are generally performed.

What is a root canal treatment or endodontic therapy?

There is no need to be worried if your dentist or Endodontist prescribes a root canal procedure to treat a damaged or diseased tooth. Millions of teeth are treated and saved this way each year, relieving pain and making teeth healthy again. Inside your tooth, beneath the white enamel and a hard layer called dentin, is a soft tissue called pulp. This tissue contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue, During root canal treatment, an Endodontist who specializes in such treatment carefully removes the pulp inside the tooth, cleans, disinfects and shapes the root canals, and places a filling to seal the space.

Modern endodontic treatment can usually be completed in one or two appointments, depending on the condition of your tooth and your personal circumstances. You will be able to return to work or school while you recover. An antibiotic will usually be prescribed if a fever or swelling of the jaw is present. Dentists may plan additional procedures at the most appropriate time.

Is it advantageous to save natural tooth with root canal treatment?

Getting a root canal is relatively painless and extremely effective. You’ll be back to smiling, biting and chewing with ease in no time.

Saving the natural tooth with root canal treatment has many advantages:

  • Efficient chewing
  • Normal biting force and sensation
  • Natural appearance
  • Protects other teeth from excessive wear or strain

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Crossroads Dental Clinic is one of the most modern clinics in Dubai and the best dental clinic in Deira having highly experienced and professional dentists. Our services include from Orthodontics to modern cosmetic dentistry like Wisdom teeth removal, braces, veneers, dental implants and Invisalign dentist services. Looking for the best dentist in Dubai for your dental concerns? Well, you found us now. Visit our Clinic near Deira City Centre and we make sure you get a world-class and painless dentist experience at the best cost in Dubai.

Sedation Dentistry – An Anxiety-free Painless Dentist Experience

A lot of people would rather endure the torment of a toothache than step foot in a dental clinic. If you consider yourself an anxious patient and are apprehensive about necessary dental treatment, you might consider looking for a qualified sedation dentist to have a painless dentist experience. Sedation dentistry enables children who cannot control their movements or individuals with dental phobia to receive the dental care they need.

Sedation dentistry has occasionally been dubbed as sleep dentistry, but this term is misleading. In actual fact, you do not sleep during the procedure. It enables you to be awake throughout the entire procedure, but you will feel relaxed and likely won’t remember much about your treatment. People often feel like their dental procedure lasts only a few minutes, when in fact it might have taken hours to perform.

Note that sedation is different from anesthetic injections. Although some forms of sedation may raise your threshold for pain, most dental treatments still require a local anesthetic injected in the mouth, even when sedation dentistry techniques are performed.

Types of Sedation:

  • Inhalation Sedation
  • Oral Sedation
  • Intravenous (IV) Sedation
  • Deep Sedation & General Anesthesia

In outpatient dental clinics, sedation is a process used to establish a relaxed, easy and calm state through the use of sedatives. Inhalation and oral sedation is now the most common techniques used. Sedative drugs commonly used for oral sedation are tranquilizers, anti-anxiety medications etc.

Sedation dentistry thus addresses some of the fears that keep people from going to the dentist on a regular basis. As a result, they are less likely to neglect their oral health or allow oral health problems to build to the point when drastic dental treatments become necessary.

Selecting a Painless Sedation Dentist:

Specifically, conscious sedation is a tool available to dentists in the outpatient setting that can improve patient tolerance and acceptability of unpleasant procedures.

Our team at Crossroads Dental Clinic Dubai offer unparalleled sedation dentistry techniques to help anxious patients feel relaxed and comfortable. Our specifically trained staff spends time with patient to discuss all the aspects of sedation before administering it.

Once you have made the decision to move ahead with the procedure, we hand over the Informed Consent Form for additional details about the procedure, equipment, advantages and risks associated with your treatment.

It is important for patients to talk to their dentist about what is involved and expected before the procedure.

Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) is our chosen inhalational sedation agent as it has anxiolytic and sedative properties with varying degrees of analgesia and relaxation. It has a rapid onset, fast recovery and is very safe because the child/adult remains awake, responsive, and breaths on his/her own.

It is administered via a small nose-hood placed over the nose through which nitrous oxide is delivered prior to and throughout treatment. It takes around 20 minutes for the onset of anxiolysis. In addition to some tingling and numbness, nitrous oxide typically evokes an overall feeling of well-being.

Our clinic also equips facilities and personnel to manage any emergency or rescue situation. We advise the patients to have a responsible caregiver accompany you to the procedure. The caregiver should drive you home after the procedure is complete and stay with you for an additional two to three hours at home.

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Crossroads Dental Clinic is one of the most modern clinics in Dubai and the best dental clinic in Deira having highly experienced and professional dentists. Our services include from Orthodontics to modern cosmetic dentistry like Wisdom teeth removal, braces, veneers, dental implants and Invisalign dentist services. Looking for the best dentist in Dubai for your dental concerns? Well, you found us now. Visit our Clinic near Deira City Centre and we make sure you get a world-class and painless dentist experience at the best cost in Dubai.

Invisalign Dentist in Dubai

Crossroads Dental Clinic in Dubai provides you services for Invisalign Dentist treatment. We have gold status honoured dentists that make sure you get world-class invisalign solutions.

Invisalign or Clear Aligners :

A clear aligner, a clear alternative to braces. they are transparent-plastic form of dental braces used to adjust or straighten teeth. They are removable devices that allow you to eat, drink and floss without hindrance.

Invisalign is the largest producers of clear aligners. They consists of treatment with the series of thigh fitting custom made retainers that slip over the teeth each aligner is given 10-15 days. The initial fit is unfitting for a couple of days until it seats completely.

Invisalign is used from mild to moderate crowding spacing and also used for relapse of braces treatment done in childhood or teenage. They are slightly expensive than brace treatment but they give faster and preprogrammed and individualized tooth movement. The last aligner is used as a retainer. The retainer needs to be word as to retain the final tooth positions.

The treatment duration will vary from 10 weeks to maximum of 24 months.

Invisalign before and after :

Invisalign Dentist Treatment : Image 1

Invisalign Dentist Treatment : Image 2

Visit ‘Contact Us’ section on our website to book an appointment with anInvisalign specialist and spread your smile like never before.

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Crossroads Dental Clinic is one of the most modern clinics in Dubai and the best dental clinic in Deira having highly experienced and professional dentists. Our services include from Orthodontics to modern cosmetic dentistry like Wisdom teeth removal, braces, veneers, dental implants and Invisalign dentist services. Looking for the best dentist in Dubai for your dental concerns? Well, you found us now. Visit our Clinic near Deira City Centre and we make sure you get a world-class and painless dentist experience at the best cost in Dubai.

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