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Dentistry at The Capstone Clinic

Dentistry at The Capstone Clinic aims to provide excellent and comprehensive dental and oral treatment and care for adults and children. Some of the best dentists in Chennai practice at The Capstone Clinic, and combine their expertise to provide high-quality dental treatment in India with services such as preventive dental care, paediatric dentistry, oral surgical interventions, care of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMDs), periodontics, cosmetic dentistry and endodontics, prosthodontics, orthodontics and best dental implants in India. Some of the top Paediatric Dentists in Chennai, Root Canal Specialists in Chennai, Implantologists and Endodontist in Chennai, practise at The Capstone Clinic. They collaborate to offer top notch dental care including root canal treatments and dental implants in Chennai for patients of all ages. Our Senior Dental surgeons and doctors have received training from international expert dentists and brought their world experience to Chennai. The team which includes one of the well regarded pediatric dentist in Chennai, is known for a zero compromise approach when it comes to quality of dental treatment offered to patients. We are well regarded for adhering to the latest technology and materials used in dental treatment and have established the highest standards by consciously choosing to work only with completely imported dental treatment material.

What is Dentistry?

Dentistry is a branch of medicine that studies disorders of the oral cavity and the surrounding structures. Dentists are trained to diagnose, prevent and treat such disorders that are not restricted to the teeth alone, but can affect other structures in the tissues and the jaws such as the gums (gingiva), the tongue, the lips, the salivary glands and the temporomandibular joint.

Common dental problems vary from Early Childhood Caries (ECC) in young children to halitosis (bad breath), bleeding gums, tooth decay, mouth ulcers and malocclusion (improper bite and misaligned or badly aligned teeth) in young adults. Adults usually present with gum disease, missing teeth, teeth sensitivity and sometimes present with symptoms of ‘dry mouth’ and gum or ‘periodontal’ disease being among the most commonly reported problems.

Causes of dental problems

The causes of the dental problems vary from person to person. Some of the common causes leading to the dental problems in infants and children are:

  • Ad libitum breast and bottle feeding
  • Eating sugary foods .
  • Inadequate water intake.
  • Lack of or improper brushing techniques.

In adults, dental problems arise from:

  • Poor oral hygiene practices
  • Smoking,chronic tobacco or betel nut chewing.
  • Dry mouth and decreased salivary production that can be caused by some medical conditions.

Recent research findings indicate a strong association between poor gum health and systemic conditions like cardiovascular problems. It is therefore crucial to ensure that dental problems are never left unattended as this could lead to other larger and more systemic health issues

Signs and Symptoms

Our oral care specialists say that most dental problems can be identified before they become cause for serious concern. Some early signs and symptoms of significance are:

  • Bleeding gums while brushing the teeth.
  • Loose permanent teeth and broken or fractured teeth causing lodging of food between the teeth.
  • Persistent toothache, worn out fillings and the appearance of the ‘white spots’ or chalky areas on the teeth.
  • Pain or sensitivity to hot and/ or cold.
  • Bad breath, stained or discoloured teeth.
  • Inability to open the mouth or restricted mouth opening due to swellings or pain in the jaw and popping or clicking sounds in the jaw.
  • Migraines.
Diagnosis

At The Capstone Clinic, we undertake a complete dental evaluation that helps us diagnose most dental diseases at the first consultation with our specialists. We also recommend further investigations or tests for patients with extensive dental decay, missing teeth, misaligned teeth and those who have had traumatic injuries to the face and teeth with tools like X-rays or scans to understand the full extent of the problem before we can complete our diagnosis and recommend a course of treatment.

Prevention

The easiest way to prevent dental diseases is by following proper dental hygiene practices. These simple measures include:

  • Regular brushing (at least twice a day).
  • Flossing with dental floss or using interdental cleaners.
  • Incorporating Vitamin-C rich foods in the diet to help keep gums healthy.
  • Limiting the intake of sticky sugars and avoiding sweet snacks in-between meals.
  • Drinking plenty of water to keep the mouth hydrated.
  • Avoiding smoking and betel nut chewing.
  • Regular visits to our dentist (every 6 months) for regular dental cleanings.
  • Improving your awareness about proactive dental interventions, including the use of flouride varnishes and preventive dental restorations..