How can we help you today?
Check up and Cleaning
Full mouth examination, scaling & polishing
Routine dental checks and cleaning are necessary to keep your teeth and gums in good condition. As common dental problems like decay and gum disease are usually painless in their early stages, the early diagnosis and treatment of such dental problems can help you to reduce the possibility of needing complex and expensive treatment later on. We recommend 6 monthly dental check ups and cleaning in general. However, for patients who are more prone to decay and/or gum disease, shorter intervals may be beneficial.
Examination, scaling and polishing, fillings, extractions, fluoride therapy
Most children start teething at about 6 months old, and have their full set of baby teeth by 2.5 years old.
Decay can set in as fast as a few months after a tooth erupts into the mouth.
Hence we recommend bringing children for their first dental check at the age of 1.
An examination can be done to review your child's teeth and gums. From there, we can advise if any dietary or oral hygiene practise changes are necessary.
Please do not worry if your child cries the whole time.
While it is true that most baby teeth are temporary teeth, they are nonetheless important for eating (one of the best things in life, right?). Baby teeth start dropping out when adult teeth come in at about 6 years old and are only completely shed by the age of 11-12 on average. That's a good 6-11 years that baby teeth are around! Baby teeth are also important cursors for adult teeth to erupt into correct positions, so the early loss of them is more likely to increase the need for braces in future.
How to prepare your child to see a dentist:
- Read a book about going to the dentist
- Tell them that the dentist is going to count how many teeth they have and check if all their teeth are in a good condition
- Schedule their appointment at a time where they are likely to be in a good mood and well rested
- Keep positive vibes up (even if you're not a great fan of seeing dentists yourself)
The Baby Bonus Child Development Account (CDA) can be used to pay for both consultation and treatment.
Fillings, root canal treatment, extractions
Two most common causes of dental pain are decay and gum disease. Dental x-rays are often required to ascertain the cause of pain, and from there, appropriate treatment can be done.
Fillings, root canal treatment, fluoride therapy
Tooth sensitivity is often due to decay or gum recession. It can be managed accordingly after ascertaining it's cause.
Holes In Teeth
Fillings, root canal treatment, extractions
Holes in teeth are usually caused by decay or fracture from biting something too hard. Dental x-rays are often required to ascertain the extent of the hole, and from there, appropriate treatment can be done.
Scaling & polishing, gum treatment
Bleeding gums are often a sign of gum disease - either gingivitis, whereby there is reversible inflammation of gums or periodontitis, whereby there is irreversible destruction of gum and bone. Appropriate treatment can be rendered depending on the condition of your gums.
Gum treatment, extractions
Shaky teeth are often due to advanced gum disease, whereby your bone and gums are unable to provide a sufficiently firm foundation for your teeth anymore. Depending on the severity, the tooth may need to undergo gum treatment or to be extracted.
Examination; removal if necessary
Wisdom teeth often come out slanted instead of straight, causing food to be trapped, leading to decay and/or gum disease. Additionally, it is difficult to brush wisdom teeth properly as they are far behind in the mouth. The need to remove wisdom teeth depends on their position and whether or not they are likely to cause future problems. Surgical removal of wisdom teeth can be subsidized by Medisave (for Singaporeans and Singapore PRs).
Scaling & polishing, gum treatment, fillings
Bad breath or halitosis, is commonly due to the accumulation of bacteria and food residues in the mouth, either beneath the gums, between or within teeth. The cause of halitosis needs to be determined first, such that approrpiate treatment can be rendered.
Implants, bridges, dentures
The replacement of missing teeth can help to provide more surfaces for one to chew on. Missing teeth can be replaced via the placement of dental implants (titanium screws in the jaw bone, supporting false teeth), bridges (whereby the adjacent real teeth are shaved and used as supports for the missing teeth), or dentures (whereby removable false teeth are made, supported by gums and remaining teeth).
The closest replica to a real tooth
Dental implants are by far the most comfortable and conservative method of replacing missing teeth, compared to dentures or bridges. This is because they rest on bone rather than on gums unlike dentures, and do not involve the sacrificing and shaving of adjacent teeth unlike bridges. A 3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography scan is required to determine whether one has sufficient bone height and bone width to sustain a dental implant. Careful planning and accurate positioning of a dental implant is integral to it's longevity and success. Here at Rochor Dental Clinic, we use precision swiss made dental implants, from either Nobel Biocare or Straumann® . Implant surgeries can be partly subsidized by Medisave (for Singaporeans and Singapore PRs).
Stained / discoloured teeth
Scaling & polishing, fillings, root canal treatment
Stains on teeth may accumulate externally from coffee/tea consumption, the presence of chromogenic bacteria or tartar/calculus build up. They can be removed via scaling and polishing if so. If there is internal discolouration of a tooth due to past trauma, it can be managed via root canal treatment and internal bleaching of the tooth.
Whitening of Teeth
In-office / take home kit bleaching
For general whitening of teeth, it is first important to ensure that there is no active decay or gum disease. Two options are available - in office whitening done in the dental clinic itself, or the fabrication of a take home kit to do whitening at home at your own convenience.
Night guard fabrication
If you notice that your teeth are all becoming flat, it may be due to teeth grinding. Teeth grinding can be due to stress, habit, or the inability to breathe properly at night while sleeping. The fabrication of a night guard can help to protect your teeth from being worn out and flattened from grinding.
Crowns, root canal treatment, extractions
Cracked teeth are increasingly prevalent in today's society. They may be attributed to increased teeth grinding due to increased stress levels, accidentally biting on something too hard or biting at an awkward angle. Sharp pain and sudden hyper sensitivity of a specific tooth during biting or opening are signs of a cracked tooth. In severe cases, spontaneous throbbing pain may result. Depending on the extent of the crack, the affected tooth may require root canal treatment and/or crowning, or in severe cases, an extraction.
Trauma to teeth
Reimplantation of teeth, splinting, root canal treatment
Should you accidentally knock out a tooth entirely, hold the tooth by the top (not the root) and immediately rinse the tooth under a tap to remove any debris (do not touch the root surface as it kills the root cells). Then place the tooth under your tongue where there is saliva for the root cells to survive, or in a container of fresh milk, and contact us immediately. Should this happen after our opening hours, please contact National Dental Centre or National University Centre of Oral Health for immediate after-hours care. Subsequently, the involved tooth may require a stabilisation splint, followed by root canal treatment.
Braces, invisalign, crowns, veneers
Crooked and uneven teeth can be corrected either by moving the teeth via braces/invisalign, or via altering the shape and size of teeth by the fabrication of dental crowns/veneers.
Nothing described above seems to apply to me
We understand that not all dental concerns you may have can be categorized. As such, it is best to make an appointment with our dentists so that we can hear you out and understand your specific circumstance before recommending treatment options.
Do schedule an appointment with our dentists to discuss your personalised treatment options.
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