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Wisdom tooth

From simple wisdom tooth extraction to impacted wisdom tooth, Sinchon Dain Dental Hospital which is trusted by many patients promise safe and comfortable treatment.

Wisdom tooth extraction of Sinchon Dain Dental Hospital

Equipped with cutting-edge devices

Precise diagnosis of wisdom teeth status through high-tech digital 3D CT scans.

The cooperative medical treatment system by specialists from relevant sub-fields

Safer and more accurate diagnosis and surgery are accomplished through cooperative medical treatment by dental surgery, conservative dentistry, and anesthesiology.

Accumulated know-how through numerous clinical cases

Many people get their wisdom teeth extracted at Sinchon Dain Dental Hospital every year.

The cooperative medical treatment system by specialists from relevant sub-fields

Safer and more accurate diagnosis and surgery are accomplished through cooperative medical treatment by dental surgery, conservative dentistry, and anesthesiology.

Accumulated know-how through numerous clinical cases

Many people get their wisdom teeth extracted at Sinchon Dain Dental Hospital every year.

No need of long waiting as in university hospitals thanks to the fast reservation-diagnosis-tooth extraction surgery system.

First examination, tooth extraction, and suture removal are done in about 2 weeks.

Patients in fear can have comfortable tooth extraction through conscious sedation

Comfortable and safe conscious sedation is administered by an anesthesiologist.

Problems of wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth easily decayed since tooth brush hardly reach them.

Also, neighboring teeth decayed by foods stuck between wisdom teeth and neighboring teeth (a cause of bad breath)

The gum and the cheek get swollen when the gum surrounding wisdom teeth got inflammation.

If it got worse, the inflammation can develop to a cyst, tumor, myelitis.

Wisdom teeth easily decayed since tooth brush hardly reach them.

Also, neighboring teeth decayed by foods stuck between wisdom teeth and neighboring teeth (a cause of bad breath)

The gum and the cheek get swollen when the gum surrounding wisdom teeth got inflammation.

If it got worse, the inflammation can develop to a cyst, tumor, myelitis.

Alveolar bones for molars next to wisdom teeth are absorbed together as bones nearby wisdom teeth are absorbed because of inflammation.

Neighboring molar teeth get slanted as they are pushed by wisdom teeth.

This make teeth line uneven and therefore causes malocclusion.

Alveolar bones for molars next to wisdom teeth are absorbed together as bones nearby wisdom teeth are absorbed because of inflammation.

Neighboring molar teeth get slanted as they are pushed by wisdom teeth.

This make teeth line uneven and therefore causes malocclusion.

Jaw bone gets pressure, which causes consistent pains without dental caries or jaw bone fracture is caused by the pressure in severe cases.

Jaw bone gets pressure, which causes consistent pains without dental caries or jaw bone fracture is caused by the pressure in severe cases.

Treatment method of wisdom teeth

Treatment method of wisdom teeth

Except for very rare cases where jaw bones are well developed and wisdom teeth are erupted normally and therefore neighboring teeth are not affected, extraction is the best.

Treatment period/process of wisdom teeth

– X-ray photographs and disinfection are taken and drugs for inflammation and others are prescribed.
– 5~7 days after medication taking, wisdom teeth extraction surgery is scheduled and performed.
– The area is disinfected on the day after surgery day and about a week later the treatment is completed with suture removal a week.
– In most cases, extraction surgery takes 2~30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the situations.
– Surgery time difference comes from different level of difficulty by impacted degree of wisdom teeth, the status of neighboring teeth and the root, proximity to the neural tubes.

Precautions before/after extraction

Following conditions are general after wisdom teeth removal.

• Extraction area is bleeding.
• Lips are torn a little because the mouth was opened for a long time to extract the teeth.
• The jaw ache or the cheeks are swollen or have bruises.
• Having a fever depending on physical constitution.
• Those conditions will be gone naturally in 1~2 weeks depending on the jaw joint condition and patients’ sensitivity.

Precautions after extraction

• Put and bite gauze on the extracted area for 2-3 hours and bleeding will last longer if you spit out the blood and saliva.
• Have cold and soft foods on the extraction day and don’t use a straw to eat foods.
• Don’t use tooth brush for the surgery area. Rinse the mouth with a mouthwash which is helpful for recovery.
• Do not have liquor and cigarette and keep stable condition.
• Avoid excessive exercise, hot bath, and sauna.
• Put a cold pack on the extraction area for 1-2 days to relieve the swelling and the pains. (10 minutes cooling and 5 minutes resting)

FAQ

  • How long does Esthetics Treatment take?
    The biggest strength of Esthetics Treatment is that treatment period is very short. It takes around 1~2 weeks after diagnosis is done.
  • There is space between front teeth. Is there any way to treat it fast?
    Spaced teeth can be solved with corrective treatment but take long time. However, fast treatment is possible by using resin or laminate to fill the space.
  • Isn't there any pain in Esthetics Treatment?
    Isn't there any pain in Esthetics Treatment?
  • Are teeth weakened by Esthetics Treatment?
    The angle and length of the teeth is adjusted in this treatment not to harm teeth health.
  • Don't the teeth turn blackish after the treatment?
    There was a problem in the past that gums turned blackish after treatment because metal contained materials were used. However, pure ceramic is only used to make natural teeth.
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As dictionary definition of scaling means scraping out hard materials or taking out scales, scaling is a procedure to remove plaque from tooth surface.

The results of scaling

The teeth as well as the gum get healthy by mechanical removal of dental plaque, food sediments, and exogeneous pigment, and making the teeth surface smooth.

The period of scaling treatment

Scaling every 6 months is the most ideal, but 3 months interval for severe dental plaque and 12 months for well maintained oral status would be necessary.

Precautions after scaling

There is no special precaution after scaling, but stimulating foods need to be avoided. Immediate visiting is necessary in case of persistent bleeding after the scaling is completed. Don’t suck up the bleeding area but press the area with gauze. More detailed questions can be asked and answered through the “on-line counseling”.

FAQ

  • How long does Esthetics Treatment take?
    The biggest strength of Esthetics Treatment is that treatment period is very short. It takes around 1~2 weeks after diagnosis is done.
  • There is space between front teeth. Is there any way to treat it fast?
    Spaced teeth can be solved with corrective treatment but take long time. However, fast treatment is possible by using resin or laminate to fill the space.
  • Isn't there any pain in Esthetics Treatment?
    Isn't there any pain in Esthetics Treatment?
  • Are teeth weakened by Esthetics Treatment?
    The angle and length of the teeth is adjusted in this treatment not to harm teeth health.
  • Don't the teeth turn blackish after the treatment?
    There was a problem in the past that gums turned blackish after treatment because metal contained materials were used. However, pure ceramic is only used to make natural teeth.
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What is Nerve treatment

Nerve treatment

Nerves can die or cause pains when cavities progressed to nervous tissues inside of the teeth. Nerves have inflammation when they are damaged by gum diseases or injury. Nerve treatment (root treatment) is removal of infected nervous tissues and cleaning that area to block further bacterial invasion. Main purpose of nerve treatment is preserving the teeth so that they can function in their places and eliminating the pains or other symptoms by removing dental pulp only since recovering from damaged teeth extraction is not easy. This treatment is also called root treatment because the treatment is focused on removing the dental pulp at the teeth root area and putting some materials in that area.

Cases in need of nerve treatment

• Cavities progressed to nervous tissues inside of the teeth
• Cavity area is so deep that it is worried that nerves will be exposed if decayed area is removed.
• The teeth are fractured or missing by injury.
• The teeth are cracked.
• Nerves are damaged by gum diseases.

Nerve treatment period

A series of treatment can be done with one visit in some cases, but 3~5 times of visits with 3-4days or a week interval are needed in general. More than 5 times of visit may be needed depending on anatomical structure of the teeth, difficulty of the procedures, and improvement of the symptoms.

Precautions of nerve treatment

• When nerve treatment is done under anesthesia.

Anesthesia is gone in 2-6 hours and patients may feel pains for which painkillers from nearby drug stores will be helpful if the pains are intolerable.

• Patients have to take care not to use the teeth which are under nerve treatment.

There can be inflammatory reaction at the teeth root tip during nerve treatment, which can cause sensitivity to external stimulus and pains. Also, treatment process can be interrupted by contaminating the teeth root tubes by saliva or foreign substances when temporary fillers are broken or missing. Dentists adjust the height of the teeth so that the upper teeth and the lower teeth don’t meet each other at the beginning of the treatment to prevent such pains and to facilitate smooth recovery, but patients’ precautions will be helpful in the treatment.

• Diet

As the cause of nerve treatment is inflammation which can be worse in the process of the treatment, drinking is not recommended. Hard or tough foods should be avoided of course.

Side effects/aftereffects

Acute symptoms together with severe pains can occur when inflammation is extended to the teeth tip during the treatment. Inflammation can be extended to the teeth tip during the treatment because all infected areas cannot be treated at one time in general. Antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs are prescribed to continue the treatment in those cases.

Sensation of the teeth undergone nerve treatment and that of healthy teeth may be different. This is temporary and will be gone in 2~4 weeks after the treatment.

Treatment of dental caries

Dental enamel is the milk white semi-transparent and hard material that is covering the head part of a tooth and is protecting dentin. Decayed teeth (dental caries) are damaged dental enamel by acid formed when sugar and starch which remains in the mouth are decomposed by bacteria inhabit in the mouth.

Progression phase of dental caries

1  Dental caries is limited to the dental enamel (the surface of a tooth).

• Hardly feel pains.
• Regular checkups and dental management can stop the progression of caries at this phase.
• This can be treated with resin or sealant.

2  Dental caries is progressed to the bordering area of dental enamel and dentin.

• Patients get sensitive to cold things and sweet taste.
• Patients feel discomfort at hot things and pain with chewing food when caries is progressed seriously.

3  Dental caries is progressed to dental pulp (pulpitis)

• Patients feel pains at hot things but pains at cold things relieved.
• Patients feel pains without any stimulus, which don’t go away with painkiller.
• The area is covered with a crown(gold, porcelain) after nerve treatment.

4   Dental pulp death

• There is no reaction to sensitivity test and severe pains are felt.
• Lesion is seen at the tip of a tooth root on X-ray photographs in some cases.
• The area is covered with a crown, or teeth extraction is needed in severe cases.

Advantages and disadvantages of each material for dental caries treatment

Advantages Disadvantages
Resin
Esthetically excellent with the tooth color Less elimination of normal part of a tooth Less expensive compared to Gold
The color can change as time goes. Cannot be used for big or deep cavities since the tooth aches or the material can break. The material is something like plastics which is not so durable and resin can wear down a lot with too strong biting force.
Gold
Adaptability to natural teeth is the best. This is stable when damaged area is wide because the strength of the material can be balanced with that of natural teeth. There is no corrosion, no color change, and no toxicity with long time use.
Somewhat expensive as the material is gold.
Amalgam
Less expensive as some cost is covered by health insurance.
Second caries can come early without thorough management. A lot of elimination of normal part of a tooth. Corrosion and color change are induced. Static electricity can be produced with contacting other metals.
Porcelain (Ceramic)
Excellent esthetics with the tooth like color
Ceramic material can be fractured with strong shock.
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