Frequently asked questions
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What to do if your tooth pops out of your mouth after a blow?
Sometimes, quick action can make it possible for the tooth to recover. Stay calm, pick it up from the floor holding it by the crown, not by the root and if possible wash it with saline solution or water, never use soap or brush the root. You should try to put the tooth back in place making sure it is in the correct position and go to the dentist immediately. It is easier than it looks as the root of the tooth fits perfectly into the tooth socket (the hollow where the tooth used to be). Keep the tooth in a glass of milk (preferably whole milk) or saline solution. As a last resort it could be placed in your mouth next to your cheek or under your tongue, in contact with your saliva. The time factor is the most important factor in the success of the reimplanted tooth.
At what age should your child start brushing his or her teeth?
From the time their first tooth erupts, usually at 6 months. They should be cleaned with a gauze until they are approximately 2-3 years old, when all the primary teeth will be in their mouths. At this age the child can already pick up the toothbrush and, accompanied by his or her hand, brush correctly. At 6 years of age, children should brush their teeth by themselves and then have an adult check them to make sure they are using the right technique and that their teeth are clean. Children should learn from an early age to acquire habits and responsibility for their oral hygiene, and once they have acquired this, they will keep their teeth for the rest of their lives.
From what age should you take your child to the dentist?
Normally with the eruption of the first tooth, at 6 months of age. From this time onwards you should monitor your baby’s dental eruption and hygiene, as well as regular check-ups with your specialist. At approximately 2-3 years of age your child should have all the primary teeth in the mouth and at 6 years of age the first permanent molar will erupt. We recommend a visit to the orthodontist in case it would be convenient to modify the growth of their jaws or create space for the rest of the permanent teeth, now is the time.
How to prevent dental caries?
Oral hygiene is necessary to prevent dental caries and consists of proper toothbrushing technique, at least twice a day, preferably after every meal and at bedtime, flossing once a day and rinsing with fluoride or other antiseptics if required.
In addition, a thorough examination of the oral cavity and thorough oral cleaning and regular check-ups are important.
It is also important to maintain a healthy and balanced diet avoiding sticky foods, sugary drinks or constant sucking on sweets.
Why treat dental caries?
If the tooth is not treated, the infection can reach the dental pulp and subsequently inflame the area surrounding the apex (end of the root of the tooth), producing apical periodontitis, which can lead to an abscess, cellulitis or even a phlegmon, and can cause all or some stages of the corresponding pain.When tooth decay has spread to the pulp, endodontics (treatment of the root canals) must be carried out and the tooth reconstructed, possibly with a crown, so that if we arrive in time to treat the caries, we will avoid a possible endodontics or extraction in the event that the tooth cannot be restored.
What produces dental caries?
Essentially bacteria produces dental caries. Thus, caries is the most common bacterial infection in the human being. However, caries is of a multifactorial origin: genetical susceptibillity, bacterial origin, acidic environment and habits.
What causes dental caries?
Dental caries is associated with poor oral hygiene, such as errors in brushing techniques and lack of flossing, a predisposing genetic aetiology, the influence of saliva pH in relation to caries, and a diet rich in sugars.
The interaction between the host (the colonising bacteria), the substrate (the tooth) and the time factor is very important for the appearance and development of caries.
What is dental caries?
Dental caries is a multifactorial disease characterised by the destruction of the hard tissues of the tooth as a result of demineralisation caused by acids generated by bacterial plaque from food debris.
Is endodontic treatment painful?
Endodontic treatment is carried out under the effect of local anaesthetics. Once the root canal has been completed and the anaesthetic has worn off, some discomfort may appear when chewing for a few days due to irritation of the periodontal tissue surrounding the root, in which case appropriate medication will be required.
How many sessions are needed?
In the majority of treatments, endodontics can be performed in a single session, although in some cases two or more sessions may be necessary or advisable, always at the discretion of the professional performing the treatment.
Are teeth more fragile after root canal treatment?
A tooth that has not been restored is susceptible to fracture, so you should visit your dentist as soon as possible after endodontic treatment to have it reconstructed.
In a few cases, a correctly restored and endodontically treated tooth can suffer a fracture after a period of time due to loss of the restoration, caries or other predisposing factors, including bruxism.
What does endodontics consist of?
Endodontics consists of removing diseased (infected) pulp tissue from inside the canals of the tooth, cleaning and preparing (instrumentation and irrigation) these canals to the end of their roots (apex) and then filling them with a biocompatible material to achieve a good seal.
What are the signs of needing endodontic treatment?
Signs to look for include pain, prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold, tenderness to touch and chewing, discoloration of the tooth, and swelling, drainage and tenderness in the lymph nodes as well as nearby bone and gingival tissues. Sometimes, however, there are no symptoms.
What is endodontics for?
Endodontics allows us to save teeth with a degree of destruction that goes beyond the enamel and dentine, affecting the pulp or the dental nerve. It is applied in fractured teeth, with deep caries or with lesions in the pulp tissue. Endodontics is also recommended for teeth that require extensive prosthetic grinding for the subsequent fitting of crowns or bridges, and for teeth with periodontal lesions.
In this way, they can continue to fulfil their functions of stability, mastication and aesthetics.
What happens in case of genetic abnormalities?
The training of the prosthodontist includes an in-depth study of the relationship between the teeth and jaws, which is essential to ensure a good bite. In collaboration with other specialists, prosthodontists treat patients with congenital anomalies or temporomandibular joint disorders and can perform complex oral rehabilitations.
How should you prepare for prosthodontics?
Before inserting a prosthesis, you must ensure that the patient fasts for 2 to 3 hours before the operation. Psychological preparation: it is important to inform the patient at all times about the procedure. In some cases, the dentist may prescribe antibiotics and anti-inflammatory.
Is any extra care required with the dental implant?
You should take the same care with your dental implants as you would with your natural teeth, with good daily hygiene and regular maintenance at our practice.
How long does the implant treatment last until I have teeth?
The dental implants used in our practice are the ones that require the shortest time to be loaded. Prostheses can be placed on the same day as the implants or, if that is not possible, after a three-month wait following surgery. Other implants may require osseointegration time of up to six months.
How long does it take to place a dental implant?
The placement of single dental implants usually takes about thirty minutes. If we replace all the teeth with dental implants, the surgery can take up to two hours.
Is it a very painful process, and post-operatively?
The patient feels no pain or discomfort at any time. In most cases, the procedure is performed under local anaesthesia. In the case of long-term interventions (complete rehabilitations, sinus lifts, bone regeneration), sedation can be used if the patient prefers.
Contrary to what it may seem, in many cases the post-operative period involves less discomfort and discomfort than dental extractions. It may only cause minor discomfort during the healing process. In cases of major operations, with bone regeneration and grafts, inflammation often appears during the first few days, although it is not painful and allows the patient to lead a normal life.
How successful is the treatment?
Under proper conditions, such as placement by a dentist and diligent patient maintenance, implants can last a lifetime. Long-term studies continue to show improving success rates for implants. Being implanted into the bone, as with your natural teeth, implants require thorough cleaning. Cleaning around the implants is no more difficult than cleaning your natural teeth and we will strongly advise all patients to see the dental hygienist on a regular basis to maintain the healthy status of the implant and the rest of the teeth and gums.
What special care do I need during orthodontic treatment?
We recommend avoiding hard foods that can damage dental braces and cause them to become detached. Similarly, we should try to avoid certain habits such as nail biting. Whenever an appliance is damaged, we must visit the orthodontist and the treatment may take longer.
The orthodontist will provide you with a kit containing the instruments you need to care for your braces and hygiene instructions.
Apart from the above care, a patient with braces can lead a completely normal life, not much different from someone without braces. These patients must be even more careful, if possible, with the cleaning of their teeth, as these appliances tend to retain more food and bacteria, so they must be vigilant to avoid the formation of dental plaque. Regular check-ups are very important for the orthodontist to control all these parameters.
In the case of removable braces, care is basically the same as for fixed braces, with the difference that the patient can wash and brush them outside the mouth.
Can it be too late for orthodontic treatment?
It is never too late. We can correct the position of teeth at any age. We have successfully treated children and adults of all ages. It is always possible to improve anyone’s smile.
But to carry out correct orthodontic treatment it is necessary to start with healthy teeth and gums, free of decay and inflammation.
Undoubtedly, the best age to influence the movement of the teeth and/or jaws is during the growth stage. During this period it is easy to correct possible defects in patients.
Thanks to the evolution of materials and the appearance of new techniques, the orthodontist is also able to treat patients of any age in a precise way without any trauma due to the duration or the mere fact of wearing an appliance.
Nowadays, it is possible to fit materials with a very high aesthetic component, which practically go unnoticed in the patient’s mouth.
Clinica Nart offers an exclusive financing service for its clients: For all types of dental treatments: Implants, prostheses, surgeries...
Maximum amount to be financed
Natural persons, over 75 years old and up to 75 years old end of the loan
Documentation to be provided
DNI and Proof of Bank Ownership for transactions up to 3.000€.
from 3 to 36 months
Minimum amount to be financed
200€ / Minimum fee 30€
Customer expenses term
* The opening commission together with the first installment
Amount of financing: 1.200€.
Term: 36 months
1st bill to the customer: 36€+33,33€.
Remaining instalments: 33€.
Total amount owed: 1.236€.