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Do You Have Questions? Here are the Answers

  • What should you know about our treatments?

    DO THE CHEMICALS USED IN THE TEETH WHITENING PROCESS DAMAGE MY TEETH?
    The materials used in teeth whitening do not harm the teeth. By affecting the coloring pigments in the tooth structure, they make the tooth color lighter. Thus, teeth are not damaged in the whitening process performed under the control of the dentists.


    MY TOOTH BREAKS OFF WHAT SHOULD I DO?
    The reasons of breakings due to the parafunctional habits such as dentition defects in the tooth enamel, developmental disorders, clenching, grinding, nail biting should be defined and treated. Various methods can be applied depending on the size of the loss.

    IS TEETH WHITENING DONE FOR SMOKERS? HOW LONG DOES THE EFFECT LAST?
    After tooth whitening, teeth are sensitive to color changes in the first days. Patients should be careful about smoking and colorful food types and drinks during the period recommended by your doctor.

    WHEN CAN I SMOKE AFTER I WHITEN MY TEETH?
    The later you smoke, the more permanent the result of the whitening operation is. The first month after whitening affects the permanence of the operation.

    I AM PREGNANT. CAN I HAVE A DENTAL TREATMENT?
    Non-risky treatments can be done especially in the second trimester (4th-6th months).

    WHY DOES TOOTH SENSITIVITY OCCUR?
    Normally, the enamel layer protects the teeth from external influences such as hot, cold, sour and sweet. If enamel is lost due to erosion, abrasion or cavity, the sensitive dentin layer, which is the inner layer, is exposed. Dentin contains nerve endings that transmit stimuli and due to this reason, sensitivity is felt.

    HOW DO YOU TREAT SENSITIVITY?
    In the early stages, commercially available preservative and desensitizing toothpastes may be helpful. It is necessary to use them for long periods to get the sufficient effect. If there is erosion / abrasion / carious cavity, tooth filling is required. Topical fluoride applications can also be beneficial.

    HOW WHITE CAN TEETH GET?
    Depending on the degree and type of coloration, it may be two or three shades of white.

    DO I NEED TO REPLACE THE BLACK FILLINGS IN MY MOUTH?
    When fillings are broken, cracked, darkened, or spaced, they should be replaced when a decay is detected under the filling.

  • About your periodontology questions.

    IF I TAKE A MEDICINE FOR GINGIVITIS, WILL IT WORK?
    The medicine suppresses gingivitis temporarily but does not cure it. Mechanical treatment is absolutely necessary (such as tartar removal, surgical operations).

    WHY DOES HALITOSIS OCCUR?
    Bacteria plaque, tartar, gingivitis, food that leaves bad odour in the mouth, some systemic diseases cause halitosis.

    MY GUMS BLEED WHEN I BRUSH MY TEETH. IS THIS SITUATION IMPORTANT?
    Gingival bleeding is the most important indicator of gingivitis. It is necessary to see a dentist.

    IF I CHANGE MY TOOTHPASTE OR USE MOUTHWASH, DOES THE GINGIVAL BLEEDING END?
    After the treatment that will be applied by the dentist according to the severity of the gingivitis, you may use toothpaste and mouthwash in accordance with the recommendation of your dentist. However, these products do not solitary prevent gingival bleeding. We also recommend using dental floss.

    I CLENCH MY TEETH AT NIGHT, WHEN I WAKE UP IN THE MORNING, NUMBNESS OCCURS IN MY JAW? IS THERE ANY TREATMENT FOR THIS?
    Night plaques that prevent tooth clenching can be used. In some cases, botox applications to the masseters are also useful.

    I SMOKE AND I HAVE DISCOLORATION ON MY TOOTH. CAN THESE BE HEALED?
    With the whitening process, the discoloration caused by the smoking can be bleached.

    I AM PREGNANT. MY GUMS BLEED WHEN I BRUSH MY TEETH. IS THIS SITUATION NORMAL?
    Gingivitis worsens during pregnancy. You must see a doctor. This condition can get worse during pregnancy. It can be kept under control with simple cleaning processes. Oral hygiene should be ensured at the maximum level, especially with the medical interventions before pregnancy.

    IS FLOSSING HARMFUL?
    As long as the dental floss is used correctly, it provides benefits, not harm.

    WHEN I USE THE DENTAL FLOSS AFTER BRUSHING MY TEETH, THERE IS BLEEDING? IS THIS SITUATION NORMAL?
    The bleeding that occurs while using the tooth floss is seen when those areas are not cleaned well and It is an indicator of the gingivitus.

    WILL I HAVE TOOTHACHE WHEN I HAVE A TARTAR CLEANING (SCALING)?
    Tartar cleaning does not cause pain. There may be little sensitivity.

    WILL THE SCALING HARM MY TEETH?
    Tartar cleaning is very necessary for oral health. To not clean the tartar will damage the teeth and gums.

    EVEN IF I BRUSH MY TEETH REGULARLY, WILL THE TARTAR OCCUR?
    If the teeth are brushed regularly and with the right technique, and If the dental floss and interface brush are used, the formation of tartar can be prevented.

    I BRUSH MY TEETH REGULARLY SO THAT I WILL NOT HAVE ANY CAVITY. BESIDES THIS, IS THERE ANYTHING I NEED TO DO?
    Bacteria plaque also accumulates at interfaces that we cannot reach with a brush. These areas should be cleaned with dental floss or an interface brush.

    I HAVE HALITOSIS. WHAT CAUSES THIS?
    The most common reason of the halitosis is gingivitis due to tartar. Not brushing regularly and cavity are also the reasons of the halitosis. Since it is very difficult to clean the plaque accumulated around incomplete 20-year-old teeth, it causes a bad odour.

    I SUFFER FROM JAW BONE THINNING. CAN I HAVE A DENTAL TREATMENT?
    Yes, you can. Jaw bone thinning does not prevent the treatment of teeth. In fact, for the treatment of the jaw bone thinning, it is also necessary to have a dental treatment. The periodontology specialist should see you for the jaw bone thinning.

    I HAVE HALITOSIS. WHAT CAUSES THIS?
    The most common reason of the halitosis is gingivitis due to tartar. Not brushing regularly and tooth cavities are also the reasons of the halitosis. Since it is very difficult to clean the plaque accumulated around incomplete 20-year-old teeth, it causes a bad odour.

    IF LASER IS USED IN DENTAL AESTHETICS TREATMENT, DO PAIN OR BLEEDING OCCUR?
    There may be mild pain in laser surgical procedures. Due to this, mild anesthesia may be required. There is no bleeding in surgical procedures performed with diode laser.

    AFTER TARTAR CLEANING, DO TARTAR DEPOSITS INCREASE?
    They do not increase. If the reasons of tartar deposits are not resolved, tartar occurs again.

    SHOULD I ALWAYS GET IT REMOVED AFTER REMOVING ONCE?
    If the bacteria plaque cannot be cleaned well by the patient, it may turn into tartar, and it may be necessary to clean it again.

    IS THE GUM BLEEDING NORMAL WHILE BRUSHING THE TEETH?
    A healthy gum does not bleed. Bleeding is the first sign of gingivitis.

    DOES MY BODY MAKE THE TARTARS? WHY DO I HAVE SO MANY TARTARS?
    The main reason for the formation of tartar is that the bacterial plaque accumulated daily is not cleaned well. If tartar occurs despite effective brushing and flossing, then factors such as saliva content and genetics can be mentioned. As It is hard to clean the labioversions, tartars occur more easily.

    WHICH TOOTHPASTE IS BETTER?
    It can be any toothpaste that does not burn your mouth, is low in abrasive, and will help you to brush your teeth for at least 2-3 minutes.

  • About your orthodontics questions.

    CAN THE LABIOVERSIONS BE TREATED WITHOUT DENTAL BRACES?
    Some little labioversions can be treated with some movable braces without inserting a dental brace.

    IS ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT PAINFUL?
    In general, it is not painful, but in the sessions in which the dental braces are activated, there may be slight pain in some cases.

  • About your endodontics questions.

    DO I HAVE PAIN DURING AND AFTER ROOT CANAL TREATMENT?
    Root canal treatment is a treatment that requires patience and dedication both for the physician and the patient. The most important task of the physician is to make the patient as comfortable as possible and prevent pain during the procedure. Therefore, if it is found necessary by the doctor, the doctor applies anesthesia to the tooth and its circumference before the treatment. Owing to the numbness, the patient does not feel any pain and the treatment is completed quickly.

    WHAT IS DONE IN CASE OF FAILURE OF THE ROOT CANAL TREATMENT?
    Mostly, the root canal treatment is renewed and the solution is reached by removing the error, if any. The old canal filling is removed, the canal of the tooth is reshaped, cleaned, medicated and refilled. If there is no result with this procedure, a surgical intervention called “root tip resection” is applied. During this process, the root of the tooth is reached; This area and its circumference are surgically cleaned and covered. In multi-rooted teeth, infected root is removed. If a solution cannot be reached with surgical intervention; extraction of that tooth might be appropriate.

    HOW LONG DOES THE CANAL TREATMENT TAKE?
    Root canal treatment mostly ends in 1 or 2 sessions. If there is only an acute infection in the tooth (dental abscess), systemic symptoms such as fever and malaise, it may be necessary to put disinfectant drugs into the root canals for longer periods. In such cases, it can be finished in 3-4 sessions.

    AFTER THE CANAL TRATMENT I HAVE A TOOTHACHE. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
    If your tooth after root canal treatment aches, you should first see your doctor. Because sometimes one of the teeth on the same side of the tooth next to the root canal treatment or on the opposite jaw may aches. If your dentist defines the reason of pain as your tooth with root canal treatment in the examination, he will choose and apply the appropriate treatment method from root canal treatment to tooth extraction. During the period until you go to your dentist, you should not eat tough food with the side of your aching tooth, and you should not put anything on the tooth or gum.

  • About surgical interventions.

    WHEN CAN I BRUSH MY TEETH AFTER THE IMPLANT?
    On the day of the surgery, the teeth should be brushed, paying attention to the sutured areas.

    WHEN CAN I EAT AFTER THE IMPLANT?
    After the surgery, and after the effect of anesthesia ends, you can eat. This period is approximately 2-3 hours.

    ARE THE MATERIALS USED IN IMPLANT OPERATIONS HARMFUL? DOES THEM CAUSE CANCER?
    There is no reported side effects or diseases related to implant materials. Implant does not cause cancer.

    WILL I HAVE BRUISING OR SWALLOWING ON MY FACE AFTER THE IMPLANT?
    Swelling that occurs after surgery varies according to the size of the operation area. It usually varies according to the duration of the surgery and the tissue sensitivity of the person. Usually there is no significant swelling. Rarely, bruising can be seen. It is not a cause for concern.

    I CLENCH MY TEETH AT NIGHT AND WHEN I WAKE UP IN THE MORNING I FEEL NUMBNESS IN MY JAW. IS THERE ANY TREATMENT FOR THIS?
    Night plaques that prevent tooth clenching can be used. In some cases, botox applications to the masticatory muscles are also useful.

    AFTER THE TOOTH EXTRACTION, THE DOCTOR SAYS THAT HE WILL STUTE. IS STUTING REQUIRED IN TEETH EXTRACTION?
    It is not necessary to stute in every tooth extraction. Sometimes It can be applied depending on the size of the wound and the condition of the gingival tissue. This helps fast wound healing.

    IMPACTED WISDOM TOOTH WAS EXTRACTED. WILL THERE ANY BRUISING OR SWALLOWING ON MY FACE?
    Not every wisdom tooth surgery is done in the same way, and there may be changes in the recovery period. There may be swellings and difficulty in opening the mouth for a few days in impacted wisdom tooth surgeries. Bruising may also be seen after some surgical procedures. It is not a cause for concern.

    CAN IT BE IMPLANTED IMMEDIATELY AFTER DENTAL EXTRACTION?
    If there is no infection in the tooth to be extracted, an implant can be thought in the same session, depending on the bone structure.

    SHOULD EVERY WISDOM TOOTH BE EXTRACTED?
    We cannot know If impacted wisdom teeth will cause problems or not. However, when the problem occurs, the treatment may be more painful and more complicated than the teeth without problems. The most common diseases caused by the infection of the impacted wisdom tooth are pain, swelling in the jaw corner, limitation of the mouth opening and difficulty in swallowing.

    MY WISHDOM TOOTH WAS EXTRACTED. AND  FOR THE OTHER WISDOM TEETH, THE DOCTOR SAID IT HAD TO BE EXTRACTED? WHAT HAPPENS IF NOT EXTRACTED?
    Unextracted wisdom teeth get close to the cavity of the extracted wisdom tooth or rise in the lower jaw. After a while, it may damage the gums in that area.

    I smoke, do my 20-foot teeth need to be pulled out?

    I AM A SMOKER AND MY WISDOM TEETH NEEDS TO BE EXTRACTED. WILL I HAVE A LOT OF PAIN AFTER THE OPERATION?
    Smoking can negatively affect wound healing. This causes a painful recovery after tooth extraction. Wound healing is impaired by smoking after oral procedures.

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