The Importance of Emergency Dental Care: Ensuring Prompt Treatment for Dental Emergencies

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Common Dental Emergencies: Types, Causes, and What to Do?

1. Knocked-Out Tooth: Immediate Steps for Saving Your Tooth

A knocked-out tooth can be a frightening experience, but quick action can often save the tooth. If your tooth is knocked out, hold it by the crown (top part) and gently rinse off any dirt with water. Do not scrub or remove any attached tissue fragments. Attempt to reinsert the tooth back into its socket, or if that’s not possible, place it in a cup of milk or saliva and seek emergency dental care immediately.

2. Severe Toothache: Understanding the Causes and Seeking Relief

A severe toothache can disrupt your daily routine and cause significant discomfort. Possible causes of a toothache include tooth decay, abscesses, or injuries. To alleviate the pain, rinse your mouth with warm water, floss to remove any trapped debris, and apply a cold compress to reduce swelling. Visit an emergency dentist to diagnose and address the underlying issue promptly.

3. Lost Filling or Crown: Addressing Restoration Failures

A lost filling or crown can expose sensitive inner tissues of the tooth, leading to pain and increased risk of damage. In such cases, try to place the filling back temporarily using dental cement or sugar-free gum. Avoid using superglue or household adhesives, as they can be harmful if ingested. Contact your emergency dentist for a timely replacement and prevent further complications.

4. Abscessed Tooth: Recognizing the Signs of Infection

An abscessed tooth is a serious condition that results from a bacterial infection, causing severe pain, swelling, and pus formation. If left untreated, the infection can spread to the jaw and other parts of the body, leading to systemic complications. Rinse your mouth with saltwater, take over-the-counter pain medication, and seek immediate dental care to prevent the infection from worsening.

5. Soft Tissue Injuries: Managing Cuts, Tears, and Bleeding

Soft tissue injuries in the mouth, such as cuts, tears, or bleeding gums, require prompt attention to control bleeding and prevent infection. Rinse your mouth with saltwater, apply pressure with a clean cloth to stop bleeding, and avoid vigorous brushing or flossing around the injured area. Visit an emergency dentist for proper assessment and treatment to facilitate healing and prevent complications.

1. How do I know if my dental concern is an emergency?

Dental emergencies typically involve severe pain, swelling, bleeding, trauma, or signs of infection. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is advisable to seek emergency dental care promptly.

2. Can I wait until regular office hours for non-life-threatening dental issues?

While some dental concerns may be manageable until regular office hours, delaying treatment for emergencies like severe pain, trauma, or infections can lead to complications. It is best to contact an emergency dentist for guidance.

3. What should I do if I cannot reach my regular dentist in an emergency?

If you cannot reach your regular dentist in an emergency, look for local dental clinics or emergency dental services in your area. Many dental practices have provisions for accommodating urgent cases outside of regular hours.

4. Is emergency dental care covered by insurance plans?

The coverage for emergency dental care may vary based on your insurance plan. It is advisable to check with your insurance provider regarding coverage for emergency procedures and any potential out-of-pocket expenses.

5. How can I prevent dental emergencies in the future?

To minimize the risk of dental emergencies, maintain good oral hygiene practices, schedule regular dental check-ups, wear protective gear during physical activities, avoid chewing hard objects, and address any dental issues promptly to prevent them from escalating into emergencies.

Prioritizing Your Oral Health with Timely Emergency Dental Care

In conclusion, prompt attention to dental emergencies is crucial for preserving oral health, alleviating pain, and preventing complications. By recognizing common dental emergencies, knowing appropriate first aid measures, and seeking timely care from emergency dentists, you can safeguard your smile and maintain optimal oral well-being. Remember that proactive measures and swift response can make a significant difference in the outcome of dental emergencies. Prioritize your oral health by being prepared for unexpected situations and acting promptly to secure the best possible treatment.

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DENTAL SURGERY AND IMPLANTOLOGY

DENTAL SURGERY AND IMPLANTOLOGY

Implantology is the branch of dentistry dedicated to dental implants. The dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is inserted into the jawbone (either the maxilla or the mandible). It often takes the form of a screw that is composed of titanium or titanium alloy.

2 Main Parts for this Department:

ORAL SURGERY

The area of dentistry concerned with correcting problems or damage to the mouth, teeth, and jaw.

DENTAL IMPLANTS

Dental implants are often required to replace any missing teeth. A dental implant is a small titanium screw that can be used to secure a replacement tooth.

ORAL SURGERY

 Oral Surgery is commonly performed to remove wisdom teeth, prepare the mouth for dentures, and repair jaw problems.

Oral Surgeons may also perform more advanced procedures as required after trauma or severe disease damages in the structure of the mouth.

 

DENTAL IMPLANTS

Dental implants are anchored in the jaw bone, and replacement teeth are permanently secured upon them.

The clinic offers conventional implants, which are placed under the gums for 3 to 6 months. After then, the implants are exposed by removing gum tissue, and teeth are placed.

To maximize the benefits of implants, Dental World can perform bone augmentation or sinus lifting. This way, our experienced dentists can create a stable platform where dental implants are fitted.

Team of Professionals:

Dr. Khaled Mustafa Ali

Medical Director / Dentist
20+ Years Experience in the Field

Dr Snehal Amberkar

Periodontist
22+Years experience

ORTHODONTIC

ORTHODONTIC

A winning smile is best complemented by straight, beautiful teeth. Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that specializes in this by overseeing the diagnosis, supervision, guidance, and correction of problems involving the alignment of the teeth and jaws. The most common type of orthodontic treatment is the application of braces and retainers. SDOC dentists are experts in the professional application and alignment of these corrective items to help the patient’s teeth, lips, and jaws achieve facial balance.

The most common type of orthodontic treatment

Braces

Dental braces are devices used in orthodontics that align and straighten teeth and help position them.

Retainers

A teeth retainer is a custom-made device you wear in your mouth over your teeth.

Gold Braces

SDOC dentists are experts in the professional application and alignment of these corrective items to help the patient’s teeth, lips, and jaws achieve facial balance.
Gold Braces If you want to really stand out with style, gold braces might be the choice for you. Made from high-grade stainless steel and plated in gold, these braces can add a bit of sophistication to your orthodontic treatment. The gold color of the brackets is slightly darker than the silver, so it blends in better with your teeth and is not necessarily as noticeable as silver brackets.

Silver and Gold Braces

There is no real difference between silver and gold braces other than the color. It’s up to you to decide what aesthetic option appeals to you the most and what color you’d rather be showing off. You can still add different colored bands to the brackets to hold the wire in place for more personalization.
Invisalign aligners are the clear alternative to metal braces for adults and teens. These clear aligners are the virtually invisible way to improve your smile.

Invisalign

Aligners are the clear alternative to metal braces for adults and teens. These clear aligners are the virtually invisible way to improve your smile.

Team of Professionals:

Dr. Abhishek Parashar

Orthodontist
13+Years experience

Dr. Ameera Al Mosali

Dentist
12+Years experience

ENDODONTIC

Helping You Feel Comfortable In The Dentist’s Chair

In the event that the pulp becomes inflamed or infected because of either deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, faulty crowns, or a crack or chip in the tooth, an endodontic treatment has to be performed. If left untreated, pulp inflammation can result in abscess.

To understand this procedure, it helps to know about the anatomy of the tooth.

A soft tissue known as the pulp is found under the white enamel and a hard layer that is our dentin

The pulp becomes unnecessary once the tooth is fully developed as the tooth is nourished by the surrounding tissue.

It contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue that help in the root growth of your tooth during development

Helping You Feel Comfortable In The Dentist’s Chair

For some people a visit to the dentist leads to severe anxiety. We understand that people become nervous and we have taken steps to ensure that patients feel comfortable and safe.
If fear of the dentist is preventing you from coming in for your regular checkup or an issue that has been bothering you, please speak to us about sedation dentistry.

PERIODONTIC

Periodontology 

Periodontology is a specialized field of dentistry, related to any structure around the teeth: bone, gingiva, nerves, and sinuses. This includes dental implant placement, gum disease treatment, and much more.

Gum disease treatment

If your mouth is healthy, we can help you keep it that way. However, it is never too late to restore oral health

When combined with improved nutrition, more effective at-home hygiene, and other therapeutic techniques, the infection can often be eliminated.

We take a comprehensive approach to fighting gum disease. Scaling and root planing, also known as deep cleaning, is one of the best non-surgical treatments available

Even in the worst cases, when the natural teeth cannot be saved, there are a number of restorative treatments available – from bone grafting to dental implants

Laser Gum Depigmentation:

Laser Gum Depigmentation also known as “Gum bleaching” is a cosmetic procedure to easily remove the brown or black patches that often occur naturally on gum tissue. The treatment is quick, pain-free, and will leave you with healthy, pink gums.

Dark Gums

The condition called gingival hyper-pigmentation or “dark gums” is caused by melanin in the surface of the gum tissue. It can affect people of all races and ethnicities, though it’s more common in people with darker skin. The dark patches are usually natural, though smoking, systemic illnesses, and taking certain medications can also contribute to the condition.

Team of Professionals:

Dr Snehal Amberkar

Periodontist
22+Years experience

PEDIATRIC DENTISRY

PEDIATRIC DENTISRY

Our dental team understands the importance of finding a dental team that is family-friendly and accommodating for parents. It is important to us that your child receives proper oral health care and starts off on the right foot! We make it our priority to make your child feel comfortable with their treatments and have a fun experience.

We have experience with kids and teens of all ages!
Services that we offer for kids include:

Preventative hygiene

Habit breaking appliances and techniques, such as thumb sucking.

Dental sealants

Early preventative orthodontic treatments

Flouride Application

COSMETIC DENTISTRY

COSMETIC DENTISTRY

At SPECIALIZED DENTAL AND ORTHODONTIC CENTER, not only provides care for conditions that affect dental health, we also offers a wide variety of cosmetic dental services designed to improve each patient’s unique smile.

Our cosmetic dentistry is professional!

Whether you are looking to fix minor flaws in a tooth or are searching for solutions to wide-ranging issues, our cosmetic dentistry treatments can help you achieve your individual goals.

Lightening or whitening teeth

Straightening teeth

Replacing missing teeth

Reshaping teeth

Repairing damaged teeth

Who Benefits From Cosmetic Procedures?

The people who benefit the most from cosmetic dentistry are those who have:

Stained teeth

Spaces in between the teeth

Missing teeth

Misaligned teeth

Team of Professionals:

Dr. Khaled Mustafa Ali

Medical Director / Dentist
20+ Years Experience in the Field

GENERAL DENTISTRY

GENERAL DENTISTRY

General Dentistry in Abu Dhabi It is very important that you have a general dentist you like and trust. Taking care of your mouth and teeth is just as important as taking care of your heart and general health.

What is General Dentistry?

General dentists are the main dental care providers to people of all ages. They provide routine checkups, examinations, and cleanings.

Their services are geared toward cleaning, restoration, and disease prevention. Depending on your mouth’s condition, they may refer you to a specialist.

How is a General Dentist Different From a Specialist?

Unlike specialists, who focus on one specific area of dentistry, general dentists offer a wide range of treatments and procedures. They also treat patients of all ages. General dentists offer preventive and restorative services, such as:
  • X-rays
  • Teeth cleanings
  • Cavity fillings
  • Sealants