We start a file for all patients that come to Smile Institute for the first time, and always use this file for diagnosis and treatment planning. The entire process is registered in your name in this file and in our central computer. Your panoramic jaw X-ray film is recorded as the very first step, and stored in your file. If you wish, you can also get a CD version. We determine your bone density level, the roots of your teeth, potential decays at the teeth touchpoints, and impacted wisdom teeth with this panoramic jaw X-ray. Thereby, we can develop the best and most complete treatment plan for you. We also take periapical X-ray photos, which is small intra-oral X-rays to shows us the best path to an effective treatment.
Gum problems that are not treated can lead to loss of teeth. If your gums bleed or are swollen, and you have a bad mouth odor, that usually means you have gum problems. Typically, when our gums start to bleed, we stop brushing the teeth. In this way, 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 disease by removing any tartar, plaque or infected gum tissue. If a gum disease is left untreated, gingivitis spreads to the bones and cause osteoporosis. If osteoporosis starts, teeth become shaky because of the decreasing support, and the teeth may be lost. In order to retain healthy teeth and gums, regular brushing, flossing and gargling with a suitable mouthwash is required. If you additionally visit your dentist once every 6 months, problems will be found and resolved, and you can smile with your own teeth throughout your life.
As adults we have to teach our children brushing habits so they can keep healthy teeth. This is the simplest, cheapest and most basic method to preserve good teeth throughout life. When you clean your baby’s mouth with a piece of cloth after meals, it gives a subconscious feeling of relaxation and refreshment to the baby. Their first teeth begin emerging around the age of 6 months. Cleaning the surface of the teeth with a finger brush is the first step to a teeth decay free childhood. Your child's milk teeth are very important. These teeth allow your child to chew and help to develop speech. Besides, the milk teeth provide guidance for permanent teeth and prevent crowded teeth.
Smile Institute wants children to have a life without tooth decay, and we offer gratis teeth examination for your children once a year up to 12 years of age. We open a patient file for each child, and all their dental developments are recorded therein. In this way, problems can be resolved before they escalate, and awareness of intra-oral problems in children and families is created. We aim to extend the “Decay Free Future Project”, which is led by Emek Saran, to the whole of Turkey; we intend to impress the importance of children's dental health to all people.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Wisdom Tooth Extraction is sometimes an easy and sometimes a very difficult process in Dental Surgery. This fully depends on the position of the wisdom tooth, the patient's discipline and the doctor's knowledge and experience. The difficulties experienced by patients after surgery are often related to patients’ lacking compliance with the recommendations of the dentist, and maintaining a good oral hygiene and oral care.
If you have recurring infections and cysts on the root of a tooth, Root Canal Treatment may not always be sufficient. In such cases infected tissue at the root apex and a portion of the root may have to be cleaned. We call this process the Apical Resection. Apical Resection is a surgical procedure that requires anaesthetizing of only the problematic area. After removing any infected tissue, the area is closed and the re-formation of healthy bone occurs within a few months.
Bruxism is the habit of rubbing or grinding teeth, and of jaw tightening, which occurs in sleep or during anxiety, stress and nervousness. In this case, erosion and fractures of teeth, pain at the jaw joints (in front of the ears), headaches and general jaw pain are typical. If you wake up in the morning and feel a tense pain in your head and cheek, then you are probably grinding your teeth.
Teeth are usually eroded in people with a teeth clenching habit. Clinically, we encounter people who have worn away more than half the height of their teeth. Patients then look old because this erosion narrows the lower-facial distance.
Bruxism can be treated with Transparent Plates by a dentist with specialized training. These plates need to be checked and rearranged at regular intervals to provide muscles, teeth and jaw-joint protection. Bruxism can also be treated with Botox. We can apply Botox to Masseter which is the biggest muscle controlling chewing motion, and thereby prevent Bruxism.