Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are titanium root replicas that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, they allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them.

What type of toothbrush should I use?

You can go for a toothbrush which has soft bristles. Firm bristles can harm your gums and teeth. Make sure in every 3-4 months you replace your toothbrush.

How much time does a brace take to work?

On an average, orthodontics treatment may take time somewhere between 15-18 months. But sometimes it can take as long as 24 months depending on the work the orthodontist needs to do.

Are braces painful?

Some people may think that braces are very painful, while the truth is after you get used to wearing them, it is not at all painful or discomfort. You can feel discomfort once the orthodontist puts the braces on and when your wire gets tightened, but thats just for a day or two.

Is the Root Canal painful?

Root Canal treatment process is not at all painful as dentists anesthetize the area where the work is to be done. It can help you to save a tooth that otherwise might have to be removed completely.

How often should I visit my dental clinic?

It is advised that at least once every six months. Children, teens, and adults should all see the dentist for a regular check up. However, those who are at more risk for oral cancer or gum disease are required to visit the dentist even more than two times a year.


Does Mouthwash or rinsing help?

Mouthwashes for sensitivity, cavity protection, and fresh breath may help when you use them with flossing and regular brushing.
Some people can use alcohol-free washes for dry mouth or daily twice rinse with alcohol based mouthwash for healthy gums.
Kids who are under 6 shouldn’t use mouthwash to avoid any chance of them swallowing it.

What are the initial signs of dental trouble?

Visit our dental store if you and your child have any of these issues

  • Jaw Pain
  • Broken teeth
  • Swollen gums or face
  • Mouth Sores
  • Redness
  • Foul breath or bad taste in mouth
  • Dry mouth
  • Tooth Sensitivity
  • Redness
Why to choose Dr Sanjiv Gulati Dental Clinic Premier?

We at the Dr Sanjiv Gulati Dental Clinic aim to deliver the best dental care experience that you will ever have. We have the most experienced dentists and the latest digital, computerized, and laser technology to ensure the best possible dental experience for our patients.

Are teeth implants painful?

Dental implants are considered to be the best options to replace missing or damaged teeth. The procedure itself is not painful since it is performed with local anesthesia to completely numb the mouth. After dental implantation, once the numbness wears off, mild pain may be noticed by the patient.

Is root canal treatment very painful?

Does a root canal hurt? A root canal procedure sounds scary, but with today’s technology, it’s typically not a whole lot more different than having a deep filling. There’s little to no pain because your dentist will use local anesthesia to numb your tooth and gums so you’re comfortable during the procedure.


What are the 3 stages of root canal treatment?

Here are the detailed explanations the 3 stages of root canal treatment

Extirpation: Initial clean to control bacterial infection.
Instrumentation: Thorough clean and medicine.
Obturation: Filling the root canal.

Is getting your teeth whitened worth it?

Professional teeth whiteners are safe, effective, and done under the supervision of a dental professional. In most cases, it is worth the extra cost to visit the dentist to get long-lasting, safe results. Yes, teeth whitening is very safe when done correctly.

Can yellow teeth become white?

The good news is that yellow teeth can become white again by the teeth whitening  (bleaching) treatment.

Should a 3 year old go to the dentist?

A common question new parents ask is, “How soon should I take my child to the dentist?” According to the American Association of Pediatric Dentists, it’s recommended that kids go in for their first oral health checkup when their baby teeth first begin to emerge or by the time their first birthday comes around.

How often should a 4 year old go to the dentist?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children start seeing a dentist every six months, by their first birthday or once their first tooth emerges.

How long does it take for a wisdom tooth extraction to recover?

It can take up to 2 weeks to recover from the surgery for having your wisdom tooth or teeth removed. During this time, you may have: a swollen mouth and cheeks – this will be worse for the first few days but will gradually improve; gently pressing a cold cloth to your face helps reduce the swelling.

Is wisdom tooth removal painful?

You shouldn’t feel any pain as your wisdom teeth are removed because the area will be numb. However, if you do feel pain during the procedure, tell your dentist or oral surgeon so they can give you more anaesthetic.

How long should you wait to eat after wisdom teeth removal?

About an hour after surgery, you may remove the gauze sponges that have been placed in your mouth and have something to eat. Be sure to eat foods that are soft for the first 24 hours after surgery. Avoid hot foods and drinks for 24 hours after surgery. Also do not drink from a straw for at least 24 hours

What can you not eat with a dental bridge?

Foods like caramel, fruit snacks, gum, and sticky candies should not be consumed when you have dental restorations. Even without restorations, the rest of your teeth could be at risk for tooth decay if you consume them because of the likelihood that they will remain in the enamel of your teeth for many hours to come

Can a tooth rot under a bridge?

The good news: dental bridges cannot become infected. The bad news: the natural teeth underneath the crowns of a dental bridge are still vulnerable to tooth decay and other oral health issues. Tiny bits of food can get stuck in between teeth and a poorly fitted dental bridge, leading to tooth decay.


What procedures can be done with laser dentistry?

Laser Use in Dentistry

  • Tooth decay. Lasers are used to remove decay within a tooth and prepare the surrounding enamel for receipt of the filling.
  • Gum disease. Lasers are used to reshape gums and remove bacteria during root canal procedures.
  • Biopsy or lesion removal.
  • Teeth whitening.
Is laser dentistry less painful?

While laser dentistry may not be completely painless, it is less painful and more precise than traditional methods. There will be less bleeding and less need for anesthesia.

Is a smile makeover worth it?

Having a great smile can improve your confidence and self esteem. Better self-esteem can lead to better relationships and better success in the workplace. Most importantly, a better smile will inherently encourage a healthier mouth and body. That’s what a smile makeover is all about.

What color are dental fillings?

Today, mostly tooth coloured composite resin fillings are used

Do veneers ruin teeth?

As one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments, we receive this question quite often. Simply put, the answer is no. Porcelain veneers don’t ruin your teeth.

Is it painful to get veneers?

Most patients report no pain or discomfort at all during treatment. This is because the procedure is minimally-invasive. The only preparation required for veneers is the removal of a thin layer of enamel from your teeth. This layer of enamel is equal in thickness to the veneer, so it’s removed to ensure a seamless fit

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