General dentistry is the most common dental treatment which involves routine services that mainly focus on the prevention and maintenance of the teeth and gums.

The treatment focuses on preventing the damage or decay of the oral cavity, gums, teeth, and tongue with procedures such as cleaning, examination, fillings, gum care and so on.
It starts with regular checkup and consultation from our expert dentists.

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FAQ

Regular Checkup

What is a regular checkup?

A regular dental checkup involves a complete examination of your gums, teeth, and mouth to prevent any future oral problems. It includes two procedures:
• Check up
• Polishing and Cleaning (cleaning and polishing)

What Happens in a Regular Checkup?

On your first regular dental checkup, the general dentist first examines your overall oral health to find any cavities or other suspicious/infected areas on the teeth or gums or inside the mouth. The second step is the cleaning of the teeth, and gums to remove any tartar or plaque build-ups.

Who is benefitted by regular checkups?

Regular checkups, here at Samaj Dental are beneficial to young kids and teenagers as they are more prone to oral problems like tooth decay and cavities. However, we suggest that everyone, including adults, middle-aged, and old should see their dentist regularly to find the early signs of oral disease.

How long does it take?

A regular checkup usually takes place about an hour or less than that to complete. Dental check-ups are generally recommended every six months. At Samaj Dental Hospital, once you get your first regular-checkup, your next visit will be confirmed by our dental consultant. Furthermore, if you have specific oral needs or problems, you should visit us more often than twice a year.

Dental Fillings

What are Dental fillings?

Dental Fillings are used to fill the decayed tooth structure to restore the shape and the function of a tooth. The fillings are made synthetically using different materials like resin, amalgam, gold, and porcelain. A filling helps to repair and restore the damage caused by the oral bacteria, by preventing the bacteria to grow and decay the tooth more deeply.

Who is benefitted by Dental Fillings?

If you have cavities that are causing tooth decay, then you will be benefitted by the dental filling. Also in some cases, if you have diminutive holes in one or several teeth, going for a dental filling procedure will be useful. Furthermore, your dentist might recommend you fillings if you have a damaged tooth or a tooth whose structure is lost. A filling will benefit the tooth providing new shape, support and uniformity.

How long do dental fillings take?

It usually depends on the type of filling being used on your teeth. Composite resin dental fillings take about 20 minutes and completes in one sitting while a silver or amalgam filling can take longer time period.

Root Canal Therapy

What is Root Canal Therapy?

Root Canal is the procedure carried out to remove the infected (pulp of a tooth which results in the elimination of infection & the protection of the decontaminated tooth from future microbial invasion)

Why do you need Root Canal Therapy?

When a tooth’s pulp or nerve tissue gets damaged as a result of bacterial infection, the bacterium enters the pulp chamber, multiplies and results in an abscessed tooth. The abscessed tooth, if not treated can cause swelling of face, neck or head and even loss of bone around the tip of the root.

Hence, to avoid further damage, root canal therapy is performed by the dentist to save the tooth and eliminate the dental pain caused due to infection.

What Happens in a Root Canal?

First, your dentist examines your infected tooth by taking an X-ray. After injecting anesthesia to numb the area of the tooth, the dentist will place a rubber dam around your tooth to keep the area dry and saliva-free.

Following this, an access hole is drilled into the tooth and the decayed tooth and nerve tissues are removed from the tooth using root canal files. Once the cleaning process is done, the hole is sealed using a sealer paste and other bio-materials. Finally, the tooth is restored by putting a crown or a crown and a post to protect the tooth from surrounding infection.

How Long Does Root Canal Take?

The therapy generally takes two to three sittings, about 60 minutes each. The cleaning and drilling process might take more than 60 minutes, depending upon the condition.

For affordable and effective Root Canal Therapy in Kathmandu, book your appointment right away at Samaj Dental Hospital!

Is Root Canal Painful?

Root canals are one of the most painful dental procedures. However, we use local anesthesia to ease you during the procedure. the pain due to cavities and dental caries is more severe than root canal therapy, so getting it done, relieves the pain. Moreover, root canals have a 95% success rate, which means that a tooth fixed with root canal therapy lasts a lifetime without any risk of damage or infection.

Scaling

What is Dental Scaling?

Scaling, also known as dental scaling is a routine procedure for patients with gum disease and plaques. It is a cleaning process that cleans your teeth below the gum line to remove the plaque buildups.

Who will benefit from Dental Scaling?

Plaque buildup is a common problem among people as our mouth is constantly open while talking or eating or sometimes even during breathing. This allows the bacteria from the surrounding environment to enter into our mouth and adhere to our saliva forming a thin layer around our teeth. Furthermore, the food particles get stuck between the teeth while eating and they are fed on by bacteria creating a sticky, pale yellow deposit known as plaque.

These plaques carry tons of bacteria that are potential of causing gum diseases and tooth decay. If you have gum diseases then the gums start to develop deeper pockets and the plaques start filling it. This can cause worse oral problems like bad breath and Gingivitis.

Therefore, if your dentist discovers pockets of 4mm or more in your tooth, he/she will recommend dental scaling to remove the deepest plaque and treat potential gum disease.

What Happens During a Scaling?

Scaling is a cleaning process, particularly of the tooth’s surface, below the gum line. Scaling at Samaj Dental generally involves two methods of cleaning.

Some dentists clean the plaque manually using hand-held instruments (such as dental scaler or curette) by scraping off the plaque from the tooth. Alternatively, some dentist uses ultrasonic instruments for this process. A vibrating metal tip chips the plaque and the cool water spray flushes the pocket.

Following this, root planning is also recommended in cases with people who have plaques deeper inside the pockets. The process is the same but goes deeper.

How long does Dental Scaling take?

The entire process finishes in about 45 minutes per quadrant of your mouth, i.e. lower left, lower right, upper left, and upper right. Since plaque formation is a continuous process, you should visit your dentist every 6 months to undergo scaling.