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    Dr. Ishan Mota

    BDS, MDS - Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics

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    Root Canals Treatment

    Root canals are valuable dental procedures used to treat and preserve teeth with badly infected roots. The pulp is the live portion of the tooth that extends into the root and contains nerve endings and tissues. When it becomes infected, patients can experience pain, swelling and even total tooth loss unless treated. Root canals remove the damaged parts of the tooth and infected root. In some cases, an antibiotic is prescribed to help prevent further infection within the tooth. The portion of the tooth that remains may be restored using a cap or crown that provides a natural appearance and normal tooth function.

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    Many patients associate root canals with pain and discomfort. But local anesthetics and advancements in modern dentistry have made root canals highly tolerable procedures that are often no less comfortable than getting a standard filling. Upon completion, a restored tooth that has undergone a root canal will blend in with surrounding teeth - virtually undetectable to the average eye. More than 9 out of 10 root canal procedures are successful, and most treatments last many years or even a lifetime.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    Am I a candidate for a root canal?

    You could be a candidate for a root canal if decay or damage has allowed bacteria to infect the pulp inside your tooth. A root canal could also be the right treatment for you if you prefer to preserve as much of your natural tooth as possible instead of extracting both the healthy and diseased portions of your tooth. For more information about root canals and whether they are right for you, schedule a dental exam and consultation at your earliest convenience.

    What should I expect during my root canal treatment?

    If you decide to undergo a root canal, the first step in your procedure will involve a local anesthetic. Once your tooth root is numb, the diseased portion of your tooth pulp will be removed and potentially treated for bacterial infection. The tooth will then be sealed and filled before being restored with a crown.

    What type of post-treatment care is required after a root canal?

    It is normal for teeth to become inflamed after a root canal, potentially causing sensitivity for the first several days following treatment. However, normal brushing and flossing habits can be resumed immediately after treatment and restoration is complete.


    Root Canals Re-Treatment

    A root canal retreatment may be necessary if a previously root canal treated tooth fails to heal or if a recurrent infection is evident. Root canal treatment has a very high rate of success, but as with other medical or dental procedures, infection or inflammation may persist or recur despite our best efforts. Your Endodontist may be able to provide insight into potential causes and how they may be corrected. A root canal re-treatment procedure may be the best option to preserve your tooth.

    The root canal re-treatment procedure is similar to the root canal treatment procedure described above, but has a few extra steps and may require two visits. The first visit consists of removal of all root canal filling materials and placement of an antibacterial paste called calcium hydroxide. The tooth is then closed with a temporary filling material. This antibiotic medicament is left in the tooth for some time to reduce the number of bacteria and give the tooth the best chances of healing.

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    On the second visit, the calcium hydroxide paste is removed, the canals are once again thoroughly cleaned and shaped, and a new root canal filling is placed. Finally, a temporary filling is placed to close the opening in your tooth. Your dentist will remove this temporary filling at the time the tooth is restored.

    Following root canal treatment/ re-treatment your tooth is susceptible to fracturing, or to infection due to loss of the temporary filling. Therefore it is imperative that you return to your dentist in a timely manner in order to restore the tooth to its full functionality.

    Crowns & Bridges

    Dental crowns and bridges are custom-fitted tooth prosthetics that are used to replace or restore damaged or missing teeth. Crowns - also known as caps - are fixed over the surfaces of natural tooth structures or dental implants. Bridges are used to fill in the gaps left by missing teeth and are anchored in place by the natural teeth or crowns nearest the empty space. Both crowns and bridges are non-removable. Patients who get crown or bridges to restore their smiles achieve both the function and appearance of natural, healthy teeth.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is a crown or bridge right for me?

    You could be a candidate for a root canal if decay or damage has allowed bacteria to infect the pulp inside your tooth. A root canal could also be the right treatment for you if you prefer to preserve as much of your natural tooth as possible instead of extracting both the healthy and diseased portions of your tooth. For more information about root canals and whether they are right for you, schedule a dental exam and consultation at your earliest convenience.

    What should I expect when I have my crown or bridge placed?

    If you are a candidate for a crown or bridge, your teeth will be reduced to ensure a proper fit. An impression will then be taken of your bite and used to fabricate a mold for the crown or bridge. If you are choosing porcelain prosthesis, its color will be matched to the natural shade of your other teeth. If a dental lab is making your crown or bridge, you may be fitted with a temporary restoration until the permanent one is ready for placement.

    Do I need to follow any post-treatment care guidelines?

    Your teeth will need time to heal following the crown and bridge placement process, so it is normal for you to experience some sensitivity – especially to hot and cold. Additionally, you may experience soreness in the gums surrounding your restorations, though this is usually manageable with analgesics and should subside within a few days.

    Dental Implants

    Dental implants are surgical-grade root devices that support permanent tooth prosthetics that are manufactured to last a lifetime. These artificial roots are anchored in the bone beneath the gums where they become fused into the jaw. A crown is mounted atop the implant for a long-lasting and natural looking smile. Many dentists and patients prefer dental implants because they offer the same function as natural teeth and also help prevent bone atrophy in the jaw. Dental implants may be used to replace a single missing or damaged tooth or to restore an entire smile.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Are dental implants right for me?

    You may be a candidate for dental implants if you have missing, broken or severely decayed teeth. The best way of determining your eligibility for dental implants is to consult with us to identify whether you have adequate bone support and healthy gums that will support the new tooth structure. We will take x-rays of the area and examine it clinically, along with taking into consideration your overall health to determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants. Our implant consultations are comprehensive and complimentary!

    What should I expect if I decide to move forward with implant treatment?

    The placement of dental implants is a multi-step process that typically takes between 3 and 9 months to complete. It begins with a surgical procedure during which a titanium rod is placed where a previous natural tooth root once was. The gums are sutured shut over the implant, where it will stay for several months while it heals and begins fusing with the surrounding bone. At the conclusion of the healing period, you'll return to be fitted for permanent crowns and have them placed.

    What type of post-treatment care will I require?

    It is normal to experience some discomfort, including bruising and swelling following a dental implant procedure. However, inflammation and pain may be managed with over-the-counter medications. You may be asked to eat only soft foods for approximately 2 weeks until the surgical site heals.

    Cosmetic Dentistry

    Your smile is the first impression that others have of you, so it makes sense that you would want it to be bright, white and healthy. Perhaps that is why so many patients are electing cosmetic dental procedures to improve their smiles and boost self-confidence.

    There are many types of cosmetic treatments available, from in-office teeth whitening to total smile make-overs. The types of treatments available to you will depend on your overall goals, but may include professional whitening, tooth-colored fillings, bonding, crowns, veneers, or dental implants. You may be a candidate for cosmetic dentistry if your healthy teeth have imperfections that you would prefer to be changed to enhance the appearance of your smile.

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    It is important to recognize that aesthetic dental treatments are not meant to alter your overall appearance, but rather to provide a positive change that compliments the health and natural appearance of your teeth. If you think cosmetic dentistry is right for you, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.

    Did you know... that cosmetic dentistry is more than just teeth whitening? At iDentist, we are also capable of transforming your teeth's shape, color, alignment, as well as filling in gaps and discreetly restoring decayed or damaged teeth with veneers, crowns and tooth-colored fillings. In fact, modern advancements in cosmetic dentistry have made it possible for patients to achieve nearly perfect teeth with cosmetic enhancements and restorations that are virtually undetectable to friends, family and peers.

    Teeth Whitening

    Teeth whitening procedures are used to brighten the appearance of a patient's smile – sometimes by as many as 5 to 10 shades in a single session. Professional teeth whitening services can be performed in an office setting or prescribed for take-home use by a patient. In comparison to over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments, professional whitening uses stronger whitening agents that deliver faster and more effective results.

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    Did you know... that the teeth naturally darken as we age? Furthermore, certain foods, beverages, medications and habits can contribute to a darker, yellowed, or stained smile. However, it is possible to erase years of stains in a single professional whitening session and sustain those results for many years with proper maintenance. Professional whitening is best maintained by a combination of good oral care and take-home whitening treatments as recommended by your dentist.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    Am I a Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

    You may be a candidate for professional teeth whitening if you are experiencing discoloration, but otherwise have healthy teeth and healthy gums. Schedule a consultation with us to find out if tooth whitening could be right for you.

    What Type of Post-Treatment Care is Required After Having My Teeth Whitened?

    It is normal to experience some tooth sensitivity following a professional whitening agent. You may be instructed to avoid consuming highly pigmented beverages for at least 24 hours to prevent the teeth from becoming stained again. Examples include tea and coffee.

    Smile Makeover - Veneers & Laminates

    Dental veneers – also known as laminates – are used to cosmetically enhance the appearance of one or more teeth. Veneers are very thin, porcelain or resin shells that are customized for a desirable color and shape. They are bonded to the surface of the teeth to reshape broken, misshapen or irregular teeth, as well as provide a solution for discolored teeth that do not respond to traditional whitening treatments. Patients with veneers typically achieve a natural tooth appearance that is well-tolerated by the gums and also resistant to future stains.

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    Did you know... that dental veneers are a conservative way of completely making over your smile? In fact, veneers are a go-to cosmetic procedure that has become popular with celebrities who want a brighter and more symmetrical smile. Fortunately, affordability and accessibility make it easy for anyone to get dental veneers.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    Am I a candidate for dental veneers or laminates?

    Dental veneers may be right for you if you are looking for an alternative to crowns and caps. Veneers can help you if you have gaps between your teeth or teeth that are broken, chipped, irregularly shaped or misaligned. To find out more about whether dental veneers are right for you, contact us to schedule a consultation.

    What should I expect when I get my dental veneers?

    Before dental veneers can be placed on the teeth, the surface of the teeth must be prepared for bonding. After administering a local anesthetic, doctor will buff away approximately half a millimeter from the surface of the teeth. You'll then bite into a mold that will be used to form your veneers in a dental lab. When the veneers are ready, you'll be asked to return to have them fitted, bonded and adjusted for shape and color.

    Will I need to follow any post-treatment care instructions?

    There is no special care required for dental veneers, and normal brushing and flossing can be resumed immediately. Because veneers are usually placed over the course of two appointments, it is normal to experience some sensitivity between the first and second visit when the teeth have been reduced in preparation for bonding.

    Dental Sealants

    Dental sealants are very thin coatings used to fill in deep grooves and pits in teeth that can harbor bacteria. Sealants are applied to healthy chewing surfaces of the teeth to prevent decay and cavities – especially among children. Tooth decay affects more than half of children ages 6 – 8, and even more older children and teens. By applying sealants, families can prevent decay and save on the costs associated with filling cavities. If you plan to get dental sealants, it is recommended doing so shortly after the molars have erupted from the gums – usually beginning around age 6.

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    Do You Know...
    • Dental sealants can last up to 10 years in an average patient.
    • Many parents choose sealants for their kids because it is more affordable and less invasive to prevent cavities than it is to treat irreversible dental decay.
    • Sealants are white or clear in color, making them virtually invisible when talking, smiling or eating.
    • Dental sealants cover approximately 90 percent of the tooth structure and are 100 percent effective when fully preserved on the teeth.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I know if dental sealants are right for my child?

    Sealants may be right for your child if he or she has molar teeth that are healthy and free of decay. Schedule a dental consultation for a complete examination to determine if dental sealants could be a preventative health solution for your children.

    What should I expect when my child gets dental sealants?

    Your child will not experience any pain when sealants are placed. There is no drilling, and the entire tooth is left intact for the procedure. The tooth will be thoroughly cleaned and treated with a special gel before the sealant is painted on and cured. Although your child may at first feel the sealants on his or her teeth, the sealants are very thin and easy to adapt to.

    Are there any special care instructions to follow after the sealants are placed?

    Normal eating habits can be resumed after dental sealants are applied, although the sealants should be checked at every dental appointment for deterioration. Sealants that are damaged or missing can be replaced.

    Gum Surgery

    Dentists treat their patients with the most conservative measures possible, but sometimes surgery is necessary to facilitate oral health and aesthetics.

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    Some of the reasons your dentist may recommend gum surgery include:

    • To restore gum tissues lost to periodontal disease. Also known as guided tissue regeneration, this procedure is often combined with bone grafting to help support the teeth.
    • To cosmetically improve your gum line. Known as mucogingival or plastic surgery, this procedure grafts soft oral tissues into the gum line to fill in areas that have become recessed. The gum grafts conceal exposed tooth roots to allow for a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
    • To prepare your teeth for dental restorations. The purpose of this type of gum surgery is to reveal more of the tooth's root, effectively lengthening the crown of the tooth. Crown lengthening is reserved for patients who have decay below the gum line or have inadequate tooth structure to support a dental restoration.

    Did you know... that your jaw bone and gums should naturally hug the roots of each tooth, encircling the base of the crown to hold it in place? But when gum disease is allowed to progress, the gums can recede and begin to create ‘pockets' around the teeth that will only become deeper with time. As bacteria proliferate in these pockets, patients experience further bone and tissue loss. Gum surgery is often the most conservative solution for patients with advanced gum disease – otherwise leaving the option of eventually having the teeth extracted.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    Am I a candidate for gum surgery?

    Gum surgery may be right for you if you need crown lengthening for a restoration, you want to cosmetically enhance your gum line, or you have 5mm or greater pockets around your teeth due to periodontal disease. To find out more about gum surgery and your options for treatment, schedule an appointment with our office.

    What should I expect during a gum surgery?

    Gum surgery is an in-office procedure performed under local anesthesia. Most patients feel no discomfort during the procedure.

    Will I need to follow any special instructions following my gum surgery?

    Although the surgery itself should not be uncomfortable, you will experience sore and swollen gums in the days immediately following the procedure. Use a cold pack to reduce swelling in the hours after the treatment, and consume only a soft diet for the first few days after the procedure. Dr. Mota may prescribe pain medication as well as antibiotics to ensure your recovery is free of complication. Be sure to keep the surgical site clean, and schedule a time to return if you have sutures that need to be removed.

    Removable Dentures

    Dentures are removable tooth prosthetics designed to look and function like natural teeth. For thousands of years, some form of denture has been used to fill in the gaps left by missing teeth, although today's dentures are much more advanced and easier to care for. Most dentures are composed of replacement teeth attached to plastic bases that take on the appearance of the gums. They are used to compensate for one or more missing teeth, and are available as partials and complete sets of teeth. Many dental patients elect dentures for tooth replacement if they are not candidates for dental implants or are otherwise looking for a tooth replacement option that is more affordable and budget-friendly.

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    Caring for Your Dentures: Your dentures are custom designed to fit your smile, but did you know that improperly caring for them can cause them to become distorted? Most removable dentures must maintain moisture to retain their shape. Be sure to wash them after eating, gently clean them once daily, and allow them to soak overnight in a denture soaking solution or water. This will keep your dentures clean and free of stains, which ultimately helps your smile look its best.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I know if I am a candidate for removable dentures?

    If you are missing one or more teeth and thinking of getting dentures, you will first need a professional consultation with a dentist experienced in denture placement. During this time, you can explore your tooth prosthetic options, ask questions, and make a decision as to whether dentures are right for you.

    What should I expect when being fitted for dentures?

    Your gums must first be prepared before you can begin wearing dentures. If you need one or more teeth removed, the process could take several weeks or months while you wait for your gums to heal from the extractions. An impression will then be taken of your gums and the supporting bones beneath the gum, which will be used to fabricate a complete or partial denture in a dental lab.

    Will I need to follow any special after-care instructions?

    Once your dentures are ready, you can begin wearing them on a daily basis. Expect the first few weeks to be an adjustment period, during which time you will adapt to the feel of your new dentures, as well as learn how to manipulate your tongue and cheek muscles to keep them in place. You may also experience slight irritation or soreness from the initial denture wear, although this should subside after a few days or weeks.

    Dental Extractions

    Tooth extractions are routine dental procedures used to remove decayed, damaged or otherwise problematic teeth. Dentists usually make every effort to preserve natural teeth, although sometimes an extraction is necessary. Although the procedure is performed in a dentist's office, it is considered surgery. Depending on which teeth are removed, they may be replaced with a dental implant or another oral prosthetic.

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    There are several reasons why you could need a tooth extraction. The most common cause of tooth extractions is severe tooth decay and cavities. However, many patients also undergo extractions for impacted teeth – particularly wisdom teeth. Other causes for extraction include advanced periodontal disease, cracked teeth, and teeth that are severely malformed. Although many circumstances that require extraction are unavoidable, some could be prevented with regular visits to the dentist for consultations and cleanings.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    Do I need a tooth extraction?

    Only your dentist can tell you if you need a tooth extraction. However, you may be a candidate for the procedure if one or more of your teeth are decayed so severely that a filling or other restoration is not a possibility for treatment.

    What should I expect during my tooth extraction appointment?

    If you and Dr Mota decide to extract one or more teeth, you will be scheduled to return for oral surgery at a later date. You will be given a local anesthetic to prevent pain during the procedure, and you may be prescribed medications to help manage pain in the hours following your extraction.

    What type of post-treatment care will I need to follow?

    Post-operative care following a tooth extraction is essential for healing and preventing complications. You will be instructed to avoid certain foods and also keep the surgical site clean at all times. If you are prescribed an antibiotic, it is important that you complete the course of treatment to prevent infection. Finally, you may be advised to avoid smoking or drinking through a straw, as doing so may delay the healing process and cause a condition known as 'dry socket.'

    Wisdom Tooth Removal

    The wisdom teeth are the final four teeth to erupt from the gums – usually sometime between age 17 and 25. Ideally, the teeth emerge without complication. But according to the Indian Dental Association, as many as 9 in 10 Indians have at least one wisdom tooth that is impacted. Even if the teeth all erupt normally, they may cause overcrowding or grow in at an angle that can be problematic in the future. For that reason, many people elect to have their wisdom teeth removed to prevent infection, crowding, and other complications.

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    Did you know... that wisdom teeth may need to be removed even if they have not yet caused any problems? Even wisdom teeth that erupt normally may still be vulnerable to decay over time. Because of the location of wisdom teeth at the back of the mouth, many patients find it difficult to clean and floss all surfaces of the teeth each day. Although complications may not appear immediately, wisdom teeth may begin causing problems in middle to late adulthood.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    Do I need my wisdom teeth removed?

    You may need your wisdom teeth removed if you have one or more impacted wisdom teeth or if you are having difficulty adequately cleaning those that have emerged. It is recommended that all young adults be evaluated. A consultation and x-ray can reveal impaction, damage to neighboring teeth, signs of decay, gum disease, or perceived complications with future wisdom tooth eruption.

    What should I expect during a wisdom teeth removal?

    Most wisdom removals take only minutes to perform, but you'll be under anesthesia to prevent discomfort. Once the teeth are removed, the gums are sutured shut.

    Will I need to follow any special instructions following my wisdom teeth removal procedure?

    Yes. You'll need to keep the extraction site clean and free of debris for the first couple of weeks after the wisdom teeth removal. You'll also need to take all medications exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Avoid sucking through a straw for the first several days after surgery, and notify the dental office if you experience fever or discomfort that worsens after a few days.

    Orthodontic therapy & Clear Aligners

    Braces are the gold standard for orthodontic correction, but few adults do not wish to wear a mouthful of metal for a year or more while teeth are moved into better alignment. Clear aligners address this problem by offering a discreet alternative to metal braces. With this treatment, there are no brackets and wires. Instead, you’ll receive a customized series of clear aligners that you’ll wear for at least 22 hours every day. The aligners will straighten the teeth little by little over the course of several months or years until you achieve your cosmetic goals.

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    Did you know... that orthodontic treatments can be successful for patients of all ages? Because of advancements in subtle orthodontics, adults are beginning to represent nearly half of all orthodontic patients. Clear Correct aligning trays are nearly invisible and so discreet that they have no effect on your day-to-day interactions. Although every patient is different, most adults can expect to wear Clear aligners for between one and two years.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    Am I a candidate for Clear aligner?

    To find out if you are a candidate for Clear aligner, you must first schedule a consultation with us. Together, we can analyze the condition of your teeth and discuss your personal cosmetic goals.

    What should I expect during my treatment?

    If Clear aligner treatment is right for you, your treatment will begin with impressions and imaging of your teeth. Those images and impressions will be used to produce a prescriptive set of custom aligners designed to slowly move your teeth into alignment. You'll wear those aligners at all times with the exception of when you are eating, brushing or flossing your teeth.

    Will I need to follow any special guidelines when treatment is complete?

    Once your treatment is complete, you will no longer wear Clear aligners, but will likely require a retainer. Retainers are removable oral appliances designed to help retain the new position of your teeth and prevent them from moving back to their prior position.