We open a file for our patients who come to Smile Institutes for the first time and use this file for diagnosis and treatment planning. The whole process is registered in your name in this file and in the computer. Your entire jaw x-ray film is immediately taken by panoramic X-ray machine in our clinic and stored in your file. If you wish you can also get a CD version. We determine your bone level, the roots of your teeth, decays in the teeth touchpoints and impacted wisdom teeth with this jaw x-ray. Thereby, we can reveal a quick and complete treatment plan for you. We also take periapical x-ray, which is small intra-oral x-ray film, to shows us the right way for an effective treatment.
When gum problems are not treated that could lead to loss of tooth. If your gums bleed or swollen and you have a bad smell in the mouth, that means you have gum problems. Usually when our gums start to bleed, we stop brushing. In this case, the disease gets worse. All you need to do is to continue brushing and check in with your dentist as soon as possible. We treat gum diseases by removing the tartar and infected gum tissue. When gum diseases are not treated gingivitis moves to bones and cause osteoporosis. If osteoporosis starts, teeth become shaky because of the lost support and the teeth may be lost. In order to have healthy teeth and gums regular brushing, flossing and gargling with a suitable mouthwash is enough. If you visit your dentist once every 6 months problems will resolve and you can smile with your own teeth throughout your life.
As adults we need to get our children to adopt brushing habits so that they can have a healthy mouth. This is the simplest and cheapest method. When you clean your baby’s mouth with a piece of clean cloth after meals, it places a feeling of relaxation and refreshment subconsciously. Their first teeth begin to emerge from 6 months. Cleaning the surface of the teeth with a finger brush is the first step to decay free childhood period. Your child's milk teeth are very important. These teeth allow your child to chew and help them to develop speech. Besides that they provide guidance for permanent teeth and prevent crowded teeth. As Smile Institute, we want children to have a decay free life and we offer a free inspection for your children once a year up to 12 years. We open a file for each child and all their development is recorded in this file. This way, problems can be resolved before they escalate by creating awareness of intra-oral problems of children and families. We aim to extend Decay Free Future Project, which is led by Emek Saran, to the whole Turkey; we intend to adopt the importance of children's dental health to our people.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Wisdom tooth extraction is sometimes an easy and sometimes hard process in the dental surgery. This fully depends on the position of wisdom tooth, the patient's compliance and the doctor's knowledge and experience. The difficulties experienced by patients after surgery, are related with patient’s compliance with the recommendation of the doctor and maintaining a good oral hygiene and oral care.
If you have recurring infections and cysts on the tip of the tooth root, canal treatment may not always be enough. In this case infected tissues at the root apex and a portion of the root have to be cleaned. We call this process the apical resection. Apical resection is a surgical procedure that anaesthetizes only the problematic area. After cleaning the infection the area is closed and the formation of healthy bones it is provided within a few months.
Bruxism is rubbing or grinding of teeth and jaw tightening habit which occurs in sleep or in anxiety and nervousness. In this case, erosion and fractures of teeth, pain at the jaw joint (in front of ears), pain, headache and jaw pain are seen. If you wake up in the morning and you feel a tense pain in your head and cheek, then you're grinding your teeth. Teeth are usually eroded in people with teeth clenching habit. Clinically, we encounter people who have worn away more than half of their teeth. Patients look old because this erosion narrows lower-facial distance. Bruxism can be treated with the transparent plates by a dentist with special training. These plates need to be checked and rearranged at regular intervals to provide muscles, teeth and jaw joint protection. Bruxism could be treated with botox. We can apply botox to masseter which is the biggest muscle controls the chewing motion and prevent bruxism.