“Life is short. Smile while you have teeth.” For our well being and good health, good oral health is important. Since the mouth is the entry point for bacteria to enter inside our bodies, the respiratory tract and digestive system, good oral hygiene can safeguard us from different kinds of diseases. At the Department of Dental Medicine, Manipal Hospital Whitefield, we are equipped with the best infrastructure and facilities for dental and oral care where our seasoned and skilled dental experts provide all types of preventive as well as restorative dental care.
Whether it is routine dental care or any surgery for oral health, the Department of Dental Medicine at the best dental hospital in Bangalore is known to provide world-class dental and oral care services, across all age groups. At Manipal Hospital Whitefield, the services at our dental medicine department range from preventive oral care to specialised oral surgeries. Our team of dentists, orthodontists, periodontists, endodontists, paediatric dentists, prosthodontists, and oral-maxillofacial surgeons are specially trained in all kinds of progressive and advanced dental and oral care treatments, be it any complex health condition, oral disease or injury in the jaw and mouth. At our dental hospital in Whitefield, we offer comprehensive dental care consisting of consultation, followed by diagnosis and treatment or management of oral disorders.
A brace is used to correct the alignment of teeth to achieve a more aesthetic smile and better oral health. Teeth that are misaligned can make it harder to maintain good oral hygiene since the toothbrush may not be able to reach certain spots. Good oral hygiene helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease to ensure that your teeth remain in good condition…Read More
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The Department of Dental Medicine at Manipal Hospital Whitefield is a strong patron of using advanced medical technology that helps in making accurate diagnoses and effective treatments. The labs and the dental technicians are experts in diagnosing health conditions with precision and always stay abreast with the latest dental technologies. The facilities and services available at Manipal Hospital Whitefield’s dental department include:
Good dental and oral care normally act as a body’s natural defence system which keeps bacteria under control. Without proper oral hygiene, bacteria build-up can lead to different types of oral infections. Such infections, if left untreated, can lead to serious dental and oral health problems and may require corrective surgeries. It is always a good practice to maintain basic oral hygiene like brushing twice a day, flossing, cleansing mouth after every meal, etc. However, visiting a dental clinic in Whitefield is more appropriate for overall oral health.
It is a common practice among people to visit a dentist only when you complain of toothache, decay, cavities or oral injuries and not for a routine check. At Manipal Hospital we have best dentists in Whitefield and dental technicians who are adept in taking care of patients with oral problems as well as offering oral care suggestions in case of spotting any deficiency. Dental and oral problems can be prevented to a large extent if you schedule a consultation every six months to check for any signs of decay or cavities or gum disease. The routine dental check-up and treatment processes at the Department of Dental Medicine at Manipal Hospital Whitefield include:
Scaling and cleaning
In case of advanced treatment for dental and oral care, Manipal Hospital Whitefield is considered to be the best dental hospital in Bangalore where dentists, technicians and oral-maxillofacial surgeons take care of:
Endodontic surgery – This type of surgery is used with an aim to find any hidden canal or small fractures that may not have been detected earlier during a non-surgical root canal treatment, or in the X-Rays. With Endodontic surgery, calcium deposits are removed from root canals, damaged root surfaces or any bone surrounding the tooth are treated. For this type of surgery, advanced clinical technologies including digital imaging are used alongside using operating microscopes that help perform these procedures accurately and successfully.
Periodontal disease treatment – Periodontitis occurs when there is a gum disease damaging soft tissue or the bone that supports a tooth. If left untreated, the alveolar bone which is found around the tooth can slowly and progressively get lost. With periodontal disease treatment, the bacteria deposits are cleaned out from the pockets surrounding the teeth to prevent any further damage to the tissue or the bone.
A full mouth reconstruction is recommended by the dentists in cases where a patient loses his teeth due to decay, tooth grinding, continuous acid erosion, or any trauma due to an injury. The dentists, through this full mouth reconstruction process, rebuild or restore the teeth in upper and lower jaws simultaneously. The dentists recommend this process only after evaluating the current condition of the patient, the risks involved and how beneficial the process would be.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – This is a specialised dental surgery involving complete diagnosis and treatment of mouth, face, jaws and neck related diseases. This type of surgery does not involve only dental or oral care but any injuries or pain in the face, cancers in the head or neck, impacted teeth, cysts or tumours found in the jaw, diseases affecting the salivary gland, facial disproportion, or treatment of infections and ulcers in the mouth. The team of dentists and oral and maxillofacial surgeons carry out these surgeries either with conscious sedation or using local anaesthesia, depending on the severity of the case and condition of the patient.
Tooth extractions – When you have an infection or crowding in your teeth or suffer from excessive tooth decay, you need a tooth extraction. The dentist will remove any visible tooth through a simple extraction process but will require local anaesthesia if the tooth is broken, impacted or found below the surface. If you wear braces, one or two teeth may be required to be removed to make space for other teeth while they shift into their respective places.
Porcelain veneers – “Behind every smile, there’s teeth!” And when they are white, it adds to the charm of your smile. To improve the appearance of your tooth, there are porcelain veneers that are thin shells, available in tooth colour used to attach to teeth. These shells are usually made from resin-composite or porcelain materials that can be permanently attached to your teeth.
Dental implants – With the help of a dental implant, more than one tooth can be supported with the help of a titanium screw. The screw is used to replace the tooth’s root or jaw bone. This procedure is safe and similar to natural teeth, these implants are known to last for long if taken good care of.
Corrective jaw surgery – Also referred to as Orthognathic Surgery, oral or maxillofacial surgeons perform this type of surgery to realign or re-adjust the jaw. The jaws due to abnormal growth or injuries need corrective jaw surgery and also when the injury cannot be treated with only orthodontics.
A full oral examination is conducted to evaluate your oral health. After this, your dentist will inform you of any issues that need to be addressed and the relevant treatments available.
Poor oral hygiene High sugar diets Tobacco consumption High alcohol consumption
Yellowing of the teeth Inflamed gums that bleed easily High sensitivity Cracked or loose teeth Bad breath
For the most part, tooth decay is preventable by maintaining good oral hygiene. In some cases, alignment and/or correction may be required, but brushing twice a day with good technique, flossing once a week and getting a dental check-up twice a year is known to prevent tooth decay very effectively.
Manipal Hospitals is committed to providing the best quality of personalized dental care and to engage in long term relationships that benefit our patients and protect their oral health in the long run. Reach out to us to find out more about how you can keep your teeth healthy. Book an appointment with our dental experts to keep smiling your best!