Our expertise is:
Management of New Born/ infant Oral Problems
- Management of Natal Tooth (Tooth present at birth)
- Management of nursing bottle caries/ rampant caries
- Management of Deep/Cleft Palate with an obturator feeding plate
Management of Dental decay
- Pit and Fissure Sealant
Tooth colored restorations/fillings
Pulp capping /pulpotomy in primary teeth
- Root Canal Treatment For Primary and Permanent Teeth
Stainless steel Crown and esthetic crown (cap) For Primary and Permanent Teeth
Primary/permanent tooth extraction in case of badly decayed teeth
- Diet Counseling and Oral Hygiene Motivation
- Fluoride gel application on teeth to prevent further caries
Management of Early Loss of Teeth
- Space Maintainers –removable and fixed appliances
Management of Habits
Thumb Sucking, Lip Biting, Mouth Breathing, Tongue Thrusting, teeth grinding
Replacement of congenitally missing teeth
- Complete dentures/partial dentures
Management of malaligned teeth
- Appliances for preventing/intercepting further malocclusion of teeth
- Esthetic Correction For Front Teeth
Management of bleeding gums/gum problems
- Teeth cleaning and polishing
Management of dental trauma/fracture –
- Apexification, apexogenesis, composite splinting of fracture involved teeth
- Management of knocked out tooth (emergency)-tooth reimplantation
- Sports Injury e.g. Mouth guard
Dental management in teenagers
- Teeth whitening
- Tooth jewellery
Management of Special Children includes
· Medically Compromised Children
· Physically / Mentally Compromised Children
Minor surgical procedures
- Cyst removal, periapical surgery, management of tongue tie and high frenal attachment by frenectomy
Treatment under General Anaesthesia
- Operative Dental Surgery for uncooperative and mentally/physically challenged children
Minimally invasive dentistry
It is a new and more conservative approach to treat decay in teeth wherein we remove as little of the natural tooth as possible while removing all of the decay. With the advent of our new bonding techniques and white filling materials, decay can be conservatively removed from a tooth and a filling placed that will restore a tooth to its original strength and beauty.
Preventive Dental Care
Our Pediatric Dental Clinic lays great emphasis on Preventive Dental Care. From teaching tooth brushing techniques to the kids and parents, or applying fissures sealants for protecting the molars or recommending the use of Fluoride for children, and educating them through videos, we attempt to work towards a decay free dentition.
Full mouth rehabilitation
Children with multiple cavities in their front as well as back teeth are treated so as to restore dental health. Our effort is to save the milk teeth till they shed naturally. This may involve root canal treatment and crowns for the milk teeth which are performed routinely and painlessly on children.
Decayed front teeth may have to be crowned with white caps so that the child regains his/her smile.
Very young children who require dental treatment for painful cavities may not be able to cooperate for the routine dental procedures and also disabled children like mentally retarded and cerebral palsy having uncontrollable leg and hand movements. A painless and non-traumatic method of achieving quality dental care is to perform the treatment with the child asleep, under general anaesthesia.
So as to render the anaesthesia safe, it is performed in the operation theatre of our clinic. Our Anaesthesiologists are the best in the field of anaesthesia and are highly skilled and trained to ensure that the general anaesthesia rendered to your child is risk free
Crowns (tooth cap)
A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth
When there is not enough tooth structure left after decay removal of a tooth to support a typical filling, or if a nerve treatment is performed on a tooth, a stainless steel crown is the restoration of choice. This is a durable, silver-colored crown that fits over the remaining decay free tooth structure and falls out with the tooth itself. Permanent teeth may also need
stainless steel crowns. In this case, they are used until the occlusion stabilizes with the eruption of more permanent teeth, and may be eventually replaced by a porcelain crown.
Strip crowns and polycarbonate crowns also for primary teeth maintain esthetics
Root Canal Treatment (RCT)
- Endodontic therapy or root canal therapy, colloquially root canal, is a sequence of treatment for the pulp of a tooth which results in the elimination of infection and protection of the decontaminated tooth from future microbial invasion. This set of procedures is commonly referred to as a “root canal.” The pulp of a tooth is the inner central core of the tooth. The pulp contains nerves, blood vessels, connective tissue and reparative cells. The purpose of pulp therapy in Pediatric Dentistry is to maintain the vitality of the affected tooth (so the tooth is not lost).
- Dental caries (cavities) and traumatic injury are the main reasons for a tooth to require pulp therapy. Pulp therapy is often referred to as a “nerve treatment”, “children’s root canal”, “pulpectomy” or “pulpotomy”. The two common forms of pulp therapy in children’s teeth are the pulpotomy and pulpectomy.
- A pulpotomy removes the diseased pulp tissue within the crown portion of the tooth. Next, an agent is placed to prevent bacterial growth and to calm the remaining nerve tissue. This is followed by a final restoration (usually a stainless steel crown).
- A pulpectomy is required when the entire pulp is involved (into the root canal(s) of the tooth). During this treatment, the diseased pulp tissue is completely removed from both the crown and root. The canals are cleansed, disinfected and in the case of primary teeth, filled with a resorbable material. Then a final restoration is placed. A permanent tooth would be filled with a non-resorbing material. In our clinic, we use the latest and best obturating materials for root canal filling.
- A dental extraction (also referred to as exodontia) is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, including tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to render the tooth non-restorable.
- After the extraction, your child is given a regimen to follow to ensure that no infection occurs and gum tissues heal properly.
- In most cases a small amount of bleeding is normal.
- Have your child avoid anything that might prevent normal healing. This includes vigorous rinsing of the mouth vigorously or drinking through a straw (the sucking action may promote swelling and opening of the extraction site). These activities could also dislodge the clot and delay healing.
- For the first few days, if rinsing is a necessity, rinse your child’s mouth gently. Afterward, for pain or swelling, apply a cold cloth or an ice bag. Ask our clinic about pain medication. Your child can brush and floss her other teeth as usual; but she mustn’t clean the teeth next to the tooth socket.
- Tooth sealants refer to a plastic which bonds into the grooves of the chewing surface of a tooth as a means of helping to prevent the formation of tooth decay. Generally the procedure takes just one visit. Placing dental sealants can be a very easy process. The tooth is cleaned, conditioned and dried. The sealant is then flowed onto the grooves of the tooth where it is hardened with a special blue light. All normal activities can occur directly after the appointment.
- Fluoride is an element, which has been shown to be beneficial to teeth. However, too little or too much fluoride can be detrimental to the teeth. Little or no fluoride will not strengthen the teeth to help them resist cavities. However, biannual application of fluoride gel or varnish is advised in order to prevent decay
Excessive fluoride ingestion by preschool-aged children can lead to dental fluorosis, which is a chalky white to even brown discoloration of the permanent teeth. Many children often get more fluoride than their parents realize. Being aware of a child’s potential sources of fluoride can help parents prevent the possibility of dental fluorosis.
Some of these sources are:
- Too much fluoridated toothpaste at an early age.
- The inappropriate use of fluoride supplements
- Hidden sources of fluoride in the child’s diet
- Two and three year olds may not be able to expectorate (spit out) fluoride-containing toothpaste when brushing. As a result, these youngsters may ingest an excessive amount of fluoride during tooth brushing. Toothpaste ingestion during this critical period of permanent tooth development is the greatest risk factor in the development of fluorosis. Excessive and inappropriate intake of fluoride supplements may also contribute to fluorosis. Fluoride drops and tablets, as well as fluoride fortified vitamins should not be given to infants younger than six months of age. After that time, fluoride supplements should only be given to children after all of the sources of ingested fluoride have been accounted for and upon the recommendation of your pediatrician or pediatric dentist. Only a pea sized drop of children’s toothpaste should be placed on the brush when brushing.
Primary teeth stay in place until a permanent tooth comes in from underneath its position and pushes it out, taking its place in the mouth. Some children lose their primary teeth too early due to accidents or dental disease. When this is the case, a space maintainer may be recommended by your pediatric dentist to prevent space loss and future dental problems. It is important to remember the fact that some teeth are not replaced until a child is 12 or 14 years old. Space maintainers are appliances made of metal or plastic that are custom fit to your child’s mouth. With empty space, the teeth beside the gap may tilt or shift into the empty space. When adjacent teeth shift into the empty space, they create crowding in the permanent teeth and they come in crooked. If left untreated, the condition may require future orthodontic treatment. Space maintainers hold open the empty space left by a lost tooth. They steady the remaining teeth, preventing movement until the permanent tooth takes its natural position. It is more affordable to keep teeth in their normal positions with a space maintainer than to move them back in place with orthodontic treatment.
There are two types of tooth stains – intrinsic (internal stain) and extrinsic (external stain).
Intrinsic stains occur from within the tooth, and cannot be removed by brushing and flossing; bleaching may also not be effective. Some causes of intrinsic staining occur from tooth injury,certain medications such as tetracycline, or an excess fluoride ingested during the formation of teeth.
Extrinsic stains usually only involve the tooth surface and are typically caused by ingestion of stain-causing foods and beverages. This type of staining can sometimes be removed by good oral hygiene or professional cleaning.
Teeth whitening can restore your child’s teeth to their earlier brightness. There are a number of options today.
Whitening toothpastes can help remove surface stains through the action of mild abrasives, but unlike bleaches, don`t change the color of your teeth. Whiteners may not correct all types of discoloration. For example, yellow teeth will probably bleach well, while brownish-colored teeth may bleach less well, and grayish teeth may not bleach well at all. In addition, bleaching or whitening may not be effective if you have had bonding or tooth-colored fillings placed in your front teeth. In such cases, you need to consider porcelain veneers or dental bonding.
Athletic mouth protectors are comprised of soft plastic. They should be worn during any sports based activity where there is risk of head, face or neck injury.
Mouth guards protect the teeth from possible sport injuries. Such sports include hockey, soccer, karate, basketball, baseball, skating, skateboarding, as well as many other sports.
Most oral injuries occur when children play basketball, baseball and soccer.
They not only protect the teeth, but the lips, cheeks, tongue and jaw bone as well. They come in standard or custom fit to adapt comfortably to the teeth. Customized mouth guards can be provided through our practice and are much more comfortable and shock absorbent.
Child with Special Needs
Children with special health care needs are individuals who have a physical, developmental, mental, sensory, behavioral, cognitive, or emotional impairment or limiting condition that requires medical management, health care intervention and/or use of specialized services or programs. We are committed to providing the best dental care for all children regardless of their developmental or other special health care needs.
If the individual is not capable of self care, it is essential that people who are in daily contact with the individual become engaged in the prevention of dental disease and the individual’s oral health care. Brushing in these children should be performed either by the caregiver or under their supervision.
We are specifically trained to diagnose dental problems and treat these special patients in our practice.
By establishing our clinic as their dental home, our special needs patients learn individualized preventive oral health practices which significantly reduce their risk of preventable dental/oral disease.
Our clinic provides in-house general anesthesia set up for children with mentally retardation and cerebral palsy having uncontrollable leg and hand movements. We also have wheel chair for our handicapped friends to help them inside the operatory without any discomfort.
You can be assured our clinic will give your special needs child the attention and gentleness he/she requires for a positive and successful dental experience.
And don’t forget we have full service dental specialists available for moms and dads.
TTF comprises of well qualified dental professionals and master degree holders from different specialties who are dedicated to preserving and restoring oral health of adults beautifully. Our exceptional and eminent team of dentists works to ensure that our clients receive the most advanced dental care available.
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Root canal therapy
- Crown & Bridge
- Dental Implants
- Orthodontic braces
- Periodontal flap surgery
- Oral surgical procedures including wisdom tooth surgery, management of temperomandibular joint problems, management of maxillofacial injuries and fractures.