ROOT CANAL THERAPY

During root canal or endodontic treatment, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. Afterwards, the tooth is restored with a crown or filling for protection. At RUPA DENTAL CARE we use cutting edge technology for root canal therapy and with proper maintenance a root canal treated tooth remains for life just like natural tooth.

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DENTURES

Dentures, also known as false teeth, are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth; they are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. Conventional dentures are removable (removable partial denture or complete denture). They cause poor stability, ulcerations in the mouth ultimately the patient will not get satisfied of the treatment. AT RUPA DENTAL CARE we encourage implant supported dentures.

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An implant supported denture is a type of over denture that is supported by and attached to implants. These dentures are usually made for the lower jaw since regular dentures tend to be less stable there. However, you can receive implant supported dentures in either the upper or lower jaw, depending on your situation. The main advantage of implant supported dentures is that it has good stability and better comfort. These dentures can be removed by the patients on regular bases for maintenance propose. To encourage our patients for a better treatment quality we at RUPA DENTAL CARE give LIFE TIME WARRANTY for IMPLANT SUPPORTED DENTURES.

PROFESSIONAL TOOTH CLEANING

Professional tooth cleaning otherwise called as scaling and root planing is the process of removing stains, plague and calculus around the tooth which helps to establish good oral hygiene and healthy periodontium. It also prevents bad breath (Halitosis). In certain conditions like crowding of teeth regular brushing may not be effective to maintain clean oral hygiene there by it is indicated for professional tooth cleaning before any further dental treatment. The fun part is in our clinic to encourage and motivate the patients we do tooth polishing and whitening which is complimentary.

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CAVITY FILLING

cavityA filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. When a dentist gives you a filling, he or she first removes the decayed tooth material, cleans the affected area, and then fills the cleaned out cavity with a filling material. The previous generation filling material was amalgam also known as metal fillings. These fillings expand and contracts while taking hot/cold drinks. This causes a leakage between the metallic filling and the tooth area through which seepage of metal occurs causing irritation of the tooth. It is also metallic in appearance which is unaesthetic. The new tooth colored filling material overcome all these disadvantages. In our clinic we use the best and the most advanced tooth colored filling brands.

CROWNS & BRIDGES

Both crowns and most bridges are fixed prosthetic devices. Unlike removable devices such as dentures, which you can take out and clean daily, crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants, and can only be removed by a dentist. At RUPA DENTAL CARE we deliver the crowns and bridges to our patients within 48 hours after taking dental impressions and we offer a warranty period of 10 years.

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CHILD CARE DENTISTRY

Children are gentle gifts from god so treating them should be as gentle as possible. Children are not always cooperative to dental treatments. Though challenging our prime interest is not just maintaining the dental health of your child but to create a friendly atmosphere during the dental procedure.

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UNIQUENESS OF OUR CLINIC

  • Exclusive pediatric dental hygienist.
  • Exclusive pediatric dental room to provide maximum comfort to your child.
  • Exclusive colorful dental instruments to decrease the dental fear in your child.
  • Painless state-of-the-art computer guide anesthesia system.
  • Nutritionist for dietary advice.
  • Exclusive pediatric anesthetist / conscious sedation specialist to provide conscious sedation procedures if required.

TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR YOUR CHILDREN

  • Infant oral health check up
  • Tooth colored Restoration (dental fillings)
  • Pulpal therapy
  • Fluoride therapy
  • Habit breaking appliances for thumb sucking lip biting, prolong use of pacifiers and mouth breathing habit.
  • Laser gum therapy for gum diseases.
  • Space maintainers
  • Sports dental injury treatments

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When should I take my child to the dentist for the first check-up?
In order to prevent dental problems, your child should have his/her first dental check up when the first tooth appears, or no later than his/her first birthday.

Are baby teeth really that important to my child?
Primary, or "baby," teeth are important for many reasons. Not only do they help children speak clearly and chew naturally, they also aid in forming a path that permanent teeth can follow when they are ready to erupt.

How often does my child need to see the pediatric dentist?
A check-up every six months is recommended in order prevent cavities and other dental problems. However, your pediatric dentist can tell you when and how often your child should visit based on their personal oral health.

What should I do if my child has a toothache?
First, rinse the irritated area with warm salt water and place a cold compress on the face if it is swollen. Give the child acetaminophen for any pain, rather than placing aspirin on the teeth or gums. Finally, see a dentist as soon as possible.

Are thumb sucking and pacifier habits harmful for a child's teeth?
Thumb and pacifier sucking habits will generally only become a problem if they go on for a very long period of time. Most children stop these habits on their own, but if they are still sucking their thumbs or fingers past the age of three, a mouth appliance may be recommended by your pediatric dentist.

SMILE CORRECTION

Orthodontic treatment is a way of straightening or moving teeth, to improve the appearance of the teeth and how they work. It can also help to look after the long-term health of your teeth, gums and jaw joints, by spreading the biting pressure over all your teeth.

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REMOVABLE APPLIANCE

These removable appliances help in correcting minute irregularities as the name denotes, it can be removed and placed in the mouth anytime by the patient.




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FIXED CERAMIC APPLIANCE

These work in the same way as traditional braces, but the brackets are made from a clear, transparent ceramic material. The braces are less visible to others, which makes them a popular choice for adults who need orthodontic treatment.




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SELF LIGATING ORTHODONTICS

This is advanced orthodontic treatment which gives the expected result in shorter period of time. It has self lock within its bracket.and hence rubber bands or modules are not required to hold the wires in position as in metal and ceramic braces types.therefore friction is reduced. Reduces the time duration in treatment by half.


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DAMON BRACES

This type of braces is currently enjoying a wave of popularity with orthodontists because it provides gentler treatment and requires fewer dental visits. Damon braces are self-ligating and use a slide mechanism instead of elastics to connect the archwires.

These braces produce faster results because the teeth can move on their own without needing to be adjusted. This causes less friction and pressure on the teeth, so movement is less painful. The braces are also easier to keep clean. Having to make fewer trips to your dental professional means that the process costs less time and money, too.

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LINGUAL ORTHODONITCS

Lingual braces are those which are fixed on to the inner side of the tooth.as the brackets are not seen outside,your smile will never become metallic one.




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INVISALIGN (Clear Aligners)

Invisalign is a type of clear aligner that you can use instead of metal or Damon braces. This involves a range of clear plastic aligners that resemble mouth guards, which are custom-made for you. They are removable for eating and cleaning, and you change them out for a newly made aligner every two weeks. Each new aligner takes the adjustment of your teeth one step further. Clear aligners are also recommended for ongoing use after you complete your orthodontic treatment. These appliances help to maintain the results you want until your teeth have settled down and finished moving.


POST ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT RETAINERS

Retainers are worn for a period of 3 to 6 months depending on the corrected dentition. They come in two types - removable and fixed. Removable type is not very much patient comfort oriented and it needs to be removed while eating. Regular wear is must otherwise the teeth tend to move back to its original position. We at rupa dental care recommend fixed retainers which is patient-friendly, metal free and esthetic orthodontic retainer.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I Know if I Need Orthodontics?
Only your dentist or orthodontist can determine whether you can benefit from orthodontics. Based on diagnostic tools that include a full medical and dental health history, a clinical exam, plaster models of your teeth, and special X-rays and photographs, an orthodontist or dentist can decide whether orthodontic treatment are recommended, and develop a treatment plan that's right for you.

If you have any of the following, you may be a candidate for orthodontic treatment

  • Overbite, sometimes called "buck teeth" — where the upper front teeth lie too far forward (stick out) over the lower teeth
  • Underbite — a "bulldog" appearance where the lower teeth are too far forward or the upper teeth too far back
  • Crossbite — when the upper teeth do not come down slightly in front of the lower teeth when biting together normally
  • Open bite — space between the biting surfaces of the front and/or side teeth when the back teeth bite together
  • Misplaced midline— when the center of your upper front teeth does not line up with the center of your lower front teeth
  • Spacing — gaps, or spaces, between the teeth as a result of missing teeth or teeth that do not "fill up" the mouth
  • Crowding — when there are too many teeth for the dental ridge to accommodate


How Does Orthodontic Treatment Work?
Many different types of appliances, both fixed and removable, are used to help move teeth, restrain muscles and affect the growth of the jaws. These appliances work by placing gentle pressure on the teeth and jaws. The severity of your problem will determine which orthodontic approach is likely to be the most effective.

COSMETIC FACIAL ESTHETICS

Rupa dental care not only deals with tooth but also facial cosmetics in whole. Dr.A.V.Dharmesh Kumar Raja has specialized in the field of faciomaxillary surgery. Faciomaxillary is a branch of dentistry which deals with correction of facial deformities.

SERVICES

  • Facial and Jaw deformity
  • Facial bone fractures
  • Surgical removal of impacted teeth, including wisdom teeth, dental extraction and dentoalveolar surgery
  • Temporomandibular joint disease including TMJ ankylosis, dislocation and internal derangement
  • Diagnosis and treatment of oral cancers and pre-cancer
  • Dental implant surgery
  • Jaw tumours and pathologies in the maxillofacial region
  • Congenital deformities of the face like cleft lip and palate
  • Diagnosis and treatment of infections of the oral and maxillofacial region

ORTHOGNATHIC SURGERY

People who can benefit from orthognathic surgery include those with an improper bite and compromised esthetics due to improperly positioned jaws. At times the under/overgrowth of one or both jaws may also lead to problems in the bite as well as the overall facial esthetics.

OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA

Adults and children with Sleep Apnea (SA) have been shown to have smaller, restricted airways as compared to normal individuals. The hallmark of obstructive sleep apnea is upper airway obstruction during sleep. Surgical management of the condition usually involves enlarging the airway by removal of soft tissues, or by expansion of the jaw structures that are restricting it. Additionally, the laxity of the upper airway can be reduced by surgery, which lessens the obstruction. Orthognathic surgery and maxillomandibular advancement also play a key role in SA correction for patients with upper or lower jaw deficiencies that cause airway narrowing.

TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT (TMJ) DISORDERS

This refers to a family of problems related to the complex temporomandibular joint (jaw joint) and the related muscles. In most cases, more than one causative factor can be responsible. Some contributing factors are clenching of teeth, grinding of teeth, damaged jaw joint due to infection, trauma and improperly aligned teeth.

Common TM Joint afflictions include

  • TM joint Ankylosis (Lock jaw / stiff jaw)
  • Internal derangement
  • TMJ subluxation and dislocation
  • Under/ Overgrowth of joint components.
  • TM Joint pathologies
  • Treatment may involve several approaches ranging from conservative modes such as physiotherapy to surgery for joint replacement. In general TM joint therapy may take time to be effective and requires consistent effort and commitment on behalf of the patient as well.

Signs of TM Joint disorder

  • Habitual clenching, grinding of teeth
  • Awakening with soreness/ stiffness in jaw, neck muscles
  • Clicking, grating, locking of law on opening or closing
  • Improper bite from crooked teeth (malocclusion)
  • Difficulty/ Inability to open the jaw from a history of trauma
  • History of problems of other joints in the body(Arthritis)
  • Some TMJ conditions can lead to serious problems, early detection and treatment are important.

CYSTS AND TUMOURS OF THE JAWS

Any alteration in the appearance of the oral lining can be an indicator of a pathological process. The most serious of these is oral cancer. Diseases of the facial bones, muscles and salivary glands are also managed by the maxillofacial surgeons.
The following can be signs of the beginning of a pathologic process or cancerous growth:

  • Reddish patches (erythroplasia) or whitish patches
  • A sore or ulcer that fails to heal and/or bleeds easily
  • Dark pigmented spots
  • Chronic sore throat or hoarseness
  • Difficulty in chewing or swallowing.

CLEFT LIP AND PALATE

Clefts of the lip and palate are openings in the lip / palate present from birth that result from incomplete closure during the foetal period. They are among the most common of birth defects and are associated with many inherited genetic conditions and syndromes.Cleft lip and palate can be surgically corrected. In most babies, a series of timely surgeries can restore normal function and appearance with minimal scarring.

Symptoms : Usually at birth itself, a cleft is easily identified as a split in the palate (roof of the mouth) or in the lip extending into the nostril.

LOCATIONS

CHENNAI – ADDRESS

MADURAI – ADDRESS