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The most important cause of gum disease is plaque and poor oral hygiene but frequently, it may occur due to an underlying medical problems and has an increased risk for complications.

  • Smoking
  • Hormonal changes in Female
  • Diabetes- Periodontitis is the 7th most common complication found in diabetic patients.
  • Other illnesses and their treatments- Diseases such as AIDS and its treatments can also negatively affect the health of gums, as can treatments for cancer.
  • Medications- Drugs reducing flow of saliva makes the mouth vulnerable to infections such as gum disease. And some medicines like Nifedipin (used in heart patients) and Phenytoin (used in epilepsy) can induce abnormal overgrowth of the gum tissue.
  • Genetic susceptibility- Some people are more prone to severe gum disease than others.

The patients with advanced gum disease are …

  • 2-times as likely to die with heart attack and 3-times as likely to die from Stroke. Bacteria from mouth may cause clotting problems in the cardiovascular system.
  • It overshoots the blood sugar level in diabetics and complicates oral diseases. People with type II diabetes are 3 times more likely to develop gum problems than are non-diabetics.
  • Smokers with diabetes increase their risk of tooth loss by 20 times.
  • We have treated one of the rare case of primary oral Tuberculosis with the incidence rate of 0.5 – 1.5% in the world.
  • Research suggests that 18 in every 100 premature births may be triggered because of pyorrhea which increases the risk of low birth weight for baby.
  • Inhaling bacteria from the mouth and throat can lead to pneumonia.
  • Loosing teeth makes it difficult to chew which leads to indigestion and nutritional deficiencies.

Till these links are well understood, we still have a very good reason to take care of oral health as controlling gum disease can save your teeth! 

Gingivitis can be reversed but not always easy to recognize. If untreated or go unnoticed, it converts into Periodontitis causing irreversible damage to the gum tissue. Diagnosis and gum treatments are very sophisticated procedures and for the best results, it is important that you chose a Gum Surgery expert (Periodontist) who has completed additional three years of full-time post-graduate training in the specialty.

Our Chief Dentist Dr. Desai has done his masters in gum care and is one of the very few gum surgery specialist (periodontist) in India holding the honor of "Highly Commended Periodontist Award 2016" (Dental Oscar). He is the receiver of the prestigious honor “Brigadier Dr. J. K. Gupta Award” by Indian Society of Periodontology for the best research paper in the field of Periodontology. His accomplishments like “Best Out-Going Postgraduate Student”, “Dr. D. S. Mehta Award” for the highest marks in the Masters exam, and securing a University rank are the proofs of his academic brilliance. He has many national and international research papers to his credit.

With careful professional assessment and treatment, it is usually possible to completely halt the progress of periodontitis. The key to success is eliminating the bacterial plaque that triggers the disease process and establishing excellent oral-hygiene practices. Dr. Desai prefers to be conservative, tries to save tooth and avoid surgery. In advance cases, if demands, we sometimes take a call to remove tooth, perform gum surgery and bone grafting.

A car runs the best when four wheels are perfectly aligned and balanced, isn't it? Imagine your mouth as a four wheeler. The mouth is also divided into 4 quadrants, upper and lower as well as right and left side, each having 7 sets of teeth. Removing one or multiple teeth creates imbalance exactly similar to a puncture in one of the wheel. I am sure you don't want to drive a car without repairing the issue.

As soon as we remove teeth, it results in following self-invited consequences –

  • The jaw bone around the extracted tooth starts losing which makes it difficult to place implants in future. Migration of the surrounding tooth into the empty space creates gap between the teeth. Constant food lodgment and difficulty to keep oral hygiene leads to dental decay & gum Disease.
  • Losing all the teeth gives you prematurely aged look and the indigestion invites malnutrition and weight loss. Losing tooth is nothing but the physical, mental and a social disability.
  • It further compromises your chewing pattern which, in the long run, leads to permanent degenerative changes in the jaw joint (TM Joint). Also disturbed sleep, chronic headaches, tingling in the hand and sometimes neck or back pain are the symptoms of Temporo-mandibular disorder.

So basically failing to replace one missing tooth becomes a huge liability for future. Early replacement of missing teeth is mandatory and can be considered about 6-8 weeks after tooth removal.

There are over 500 dental implant manufacturing companies in the world. However, only the top 5 Brands make for 95% of the implant sales in the world and out of which only 2-3 are available in India. The best implant for you may not be the best for me. Also not all dental implants are the same and they are priced differently due to differences in design, indication, technology, features, and quality. As each patient differs in their needs, bone quality, health problems, and eating habits, a single choice is not possible for everyone.

Since we have a thorough understanding of each brand, we could help you to identify the benefits and disadvantages of the options we offer, and make the smart choices in which you find the value. Usually, while selecting the implant, one should look for their long term availability, company's international reputation, amount of research the company carry out, their special features and indications.

To understand this, let's compare an implant to a car.

  • Whether you buy the cheapest car or the most expensive imported one, both have to be serviced on time and some parts have to be replaced over time due to wear and tear. Similarly there is a possibility that some parts may be needed in future (after 5-10 years) to maintain your implant in the long run. Now if the company itself is not settled in India or the implants are sold by a dealer then they are less likely to be available in the future. At such times, if those parts cannot be made available, it may lead to implant being deemed a liability which may prove to be an expensive affair or we may have to bury that implant for lifetime.
  • As and when you add special features in the basic model of the car, the prices vary. Their costs also depends on company's reputation and the service they provide. We never compromise with safety features, mileage and always select the car needing the least maintenance, isn't it? Whenever something is placed in the body, it is equally important not to compromise on its quality. The top few implant brands are carrying out tremendous amounts of research and development to improve the vast number of features a tiny little dental implant has. This increases predictability and success rates. Because of their research patents, other companies cannot make a vivid copy of it and that is why the research products are bit expensive but in my opinion they deserves to be trusted.

At Desai Dental Clinic, we use the best brands and types of dental implants to deliver the maximum to the patients. Our recommendation would base on the systemic well-being of the patient, location of the missing tooth, quality and quantity of available bone and we also consider the time of implant placement after tooth extraction.

In the same way dental implants are not created equal, neither are dental surgeons. Implant surgery is a sophisticated procedure and it is essential to choose a dental implant expert with the training, skills and experience to assess your situation and custom design a personalized treatment plan just for you. Remember one thing- A dental implant done wrong works out to be more expensive in the long run.

Our Dental specialist Dr. Desai has his Masters in Periodontics (Gum surgery expert) and Fellowship in advanced oral Implantology. He also holds the Prestigious Fellowship from International Congress of Oral Implantologists (USA). Currently, he maintains the director post of ITI study club (International Team for Implantology) of Surat which is the leading implant association in the world. He possess the surgical skills to provide implants and can also rebuild the surrounding destroyed bone or gum tissue.

It’s important to choose both the right implant manufacturer as well as the best implant surgeon. 

No two patients or their customized dental implant treatments are exactly alike. Importantly, you will want to use an experienced, credentialed implant dentist so your implants last and look good.

  • The cost of implant treatment depends on many individual factors including:
  • The number of teeth that need to be replaced
  • The type of artificial tooth (Dental Crown) that will be attached to the implant.
  • The type of implant(s) that will be appropriate in your case
  • The need for any Bone Grafting or sinus lift procedures
  • Number of Appointments required
  • Consumables and Armaments to be used

According to The New York Times, the cost for a dental implant to replace a single tooth is estimated to be in the range of $3,000 to $4,500 (roughly around 2 to 3.5 lakhs Indian Rupees). The same implant treatment would roughly range between INR 25,000 to 75,000 depending on the type and company. Indians may want to argue not to link implant costs with foreign countries BUT the comparison is obvious as high quality equipment, instruments, materials and implants used in India are being imported. In fact, implant treatments in India are provided in highly subsidized rates which makes us the hub for Dental Tourism. Many NRIs and international patients travel India only for their dental needs. Don't you think implants which serves you virtually for lifetime is worth over INR 35,000 android phone which doesn’t even last for 5 years! 

Thus, considering the return for the investment that you’ll get from securing a healthy, functional, and beautiful smile, the cost is justified.

Unlike natural teeth, dental implants are not susceptible to dental decay; however, the health of the gums is vital to maintain lasting implant success.

 There are 3 aspects to the longevity of your dental implants.

  • Quality Related: Implant design and the amount of research the company carry out. It also depends on quality of bone grafts and other consumables used during the surgery. Selecting branded implants ensures safety and sustainable quality. It makes surgery more predictable and assures long term availability of the component.
  • Clinician’s related: Surgeon’s Skill, Treatment planning and the technology used while surgery makes the difference. Implant surgery is a sophisticated procedure and it is essential to choose a dental implant expert with the training, skills and experience to assess your situation and custom design a personalized treatment plan just for you.
  • Patient’s related: Poor oral hygiene is the biggest reason for peri-implantitis. Factors like smoking, diabetes, lack of calcium & Vit. D3, osteoporosis, immunosuppression, blood disorders, existing oral infections and Patients receiving Inj. bisphosphonate or antidepressants therapy can have the adverse effect on the implants. Maintaining overall health and altering habits usually helps to last long. Meticulous home care by the patient and regular professional cleanings and check-ups are essential elements for dental implant sustainability.

Needless to say, there is no life-time guarantee of the implant but it is definitely in your hands to extend its life. We have followed up patients having uneventful dental implants for up to 25 years.

Dental implants have an extremely high success rate and if properly placed by an expert implantologist, it definitely increases the odds that guarantee success.

There are two types of implant failure.

Immediate implant failure– Failure of the dental implant 4-90 days after implant placement. This could be because of a number of reasons but the most common and the most preventable are infection and bone loss. It’s also possible that the implant may fail to osseo-integrate with your jawbone. At our Clinic we have a 98% initial success with dental implants.

Delayed implant failure-This is also known as Peri implantitis- a kind of infection that forms around the implant and the gums. This is usually due to poor dental hygiene maintenance after an implant placement. At our office, we have made a strict rule to attain regular checkups at-least once in a year to avoid any complications. Our implant patients get Initial first 3 consultations (Post-surgery) absolutely for free.

Implant therapy may not be possible if the jawbone is not wide enough to accommodate implants and bone grafting is not possible.

Untreated periodontitis or uncontrolled diabetes makes it difficult to place implant because of the risk of failure due to infection or poor healing. Such conditions needs medical attention and once treated favorably, implants can be performed.

Implants are also not suitable for people who take medication for osteoporosis – bisphosphonates or Denosumab – as they are at higher risk of developing necrosis of the jaw bone. Patients taking antidepressent drugs or with poor Vit D3 level possess significant risk of failure. Such patients need a consultation before implant placement.

Other medical conditions that rule out the use of implants include:

  • Blood-clotting disorders.
  • Deficiencies in the immune system.
  • Severe systemic illnesses and drug abuse.

Smoking is another important consideration, as smokers have a greater risk of developing peri-implant diseases and are more likely to experience loosening of their implants. Quitting smoking will significantly increase your chances of successful implant therapy and achieving long-lasting results.

With the sedation techniques available at the time of treatment and helpful instructions for home care, many people report that they feel better than anticipated. Often, they return to work and daily activities the same day or the next day. While there may be some discomfort and bruising, this typically lasts only a short time.

Treatment time varies from patient to patient depending on quality and quantity of available bone to place the implant. Dental implants can be placed within one day. Typically, you will have some type of temporary teeth until your implants integrate with the bone. Usually we prefer to avoid loading them immediately for the long term success and restore the implants within 3-4 months’ time. However, It is important to consult your implantologist and plan your trip accordingly.

Patients travelling from overseas should be in India for a minimum of 12-15 days for the surgical treatment to allow us to check for any possible complications. Should complications arise after you have returned home, you would either have to fly back to India so that we could take care of your problems or you would have to consult a local periodontist at your own cost.

The simplest and least expensive option of “Removable Denture” usually made for patients having no teeth is often a matter of an annoyance as they become loose, the gums gets sore and ultimately makes eating difficult.

Consequences of badly fitting dentures

  • Discomfort and inconvenient handling - Like many denture wearers you might be unhappy with their fit. Unsecured dentures usually move in your mouth while you eat and speak. This creates pressure on your gums and jaw bone and can eventually lead to painful inflammations.
  • Difficulties chewing and speaking - Dentures often make it difficult for you to chew, which can stop you from eating many of the foods you once enjoyed. Plastic components covering your palate can have a negative influence on the way you experience food. Dentures may also affect how you pronounce words and can keep you from speaking freely in public.They often falls off from the mouth creating embarrassing moments in the public.
  • More than efficient chewing, serving just as a showpiece - Reduced dexterity in the old age makes it difficult to maintain hygiene and the poor biting efficiency eventually made them choose soft diet or only fluids. Ultimately, indigestion and malnutrition affects the overall well-being when they actually need the healthy life.
  • Changes to your appearance - The jaw bone starts shrinking as they are no longer stimulated by the dentures. It further negatively influences how your dentures fit, meaning more refitting visits to your dentist. Missing teeth can further affect your appearance, because your lips are no longer supported from the inside. Your chin starts to move forward and upward and your lips turn inward. This gives you early old age look.

We usually recommend a Denture supported by at least 2 implants as the minimum standard of care.

As you age though, you may love to socialize, eat good food, and share great times with family and friends, without the embarrassment and difficulty that usually comes with the use of dentures. The quality of life is very important at this stage, and dentists can contribute greatly to improve it.

For the elderly, the choice of treatment should be simpler and efficient which requires low maintenance. In developed countries, a “Removable Implant Supported denture on minimum 2 implants” is the basic standard of care. Though they are retentive, doesn’t aid in the function. The most comfortable and functional solution to provide a new set of teeth would be a Fixed Implant Supported Prosthesis on 4 to 6 implants”. It is nothing but a set of teeth on a fixed frame that takes the support from the implants placed inside the jaw bone.

The better the foundation, the stronger would be the structure. As we increase the number of implants (between 4 to 6), the support gets stronger, the tooth frame feels fit and looks much natural as it has a lesser amount of Acrylic (plastic). It feels comfortable and increase confidence. It also prevents you from looking prematurely old by preventing damage to the jaw bone. A lesser amount of acrylic (Plastic) in the base makes it easier to talk and speak clearly.

The true service of the elders is to provide an option that can help them to eat more nutritious food and live an independent life with confidence.

No age is too old for dental implants. A reasonably healthy person with even a few years of life expectancy can safely and predictably have dental implants, thereby improving the quality of their life. Dental implants are just as effective and long-lasting in older patients as they are in younger ones. In fact, it changes the lives of older patients for the better, giving them more confidence and improved physical and mental health.

At Desai Dental clinic, we feel humbled to share that we have rehabilitated older individuals even in their 70s and early 80s. When we evaluate the older patient for the possibility of a dental implants, we look at their general as well as oral health, bone quality and quantity, systemic history and their routine medications. We plan the treatment keeping their individual needs in mind. Our highly trained Implant Surgery Specialist Dr. Desai will ensure that the process is as gentle, painless and effective as possible.

Implant Supported Full Arch Rehabilitation ranges from INR 75,000 to INR 500,000 (1000 $ to 6800 $) for a single jaw. It's a wide range, isn't it? Usually, without a Clinical Check-up, Blood Tests and X-ray Examination, no dentist can give you an exact estimate.

Treatment planning is extremely important and so, we first make the diagnostic denture and suggest you go for the 3D CBCT scanning. Once we know your expectations and have all your diagnostic data; we plan the treatment, number of implants and the type of final prosthesis on digital software. During consultation, we usually offer 2 best solutions and discuss them in detail.

Though you don't have to go in much technicalities of this, as a part of our patient education we would like to give you some idea about the factors influencing the treatment costs. The FMR costs depend on factors like -

  • Bone Related: The type of bone Quality, Quantity and Density does affect the treatment planning. When the available bone is insufficient, to place the ideal sized implants, additional surgeries like bone grafting and sinus lifts are done which makes the treatment bit expensive.
  • The Overlying Gum Health: For the long term success, it is the 2nd most important parameter to be taken into consideration. Gum Tissue Augmentation is performed if the tissue health is inadequate and only skillful surgeons like Dr. Desai (Periodontist) can perform the same.
  • Patient's need and expectations have to be conveyed well before planning the treatment. A minimum of 2 implants supported denture is the basic standard of care. Though it doesn’t aid in the function, but it is well retentive. As we increase the number of implants, the support gets stronger, the speech gets clearer, the tooth frame feels fit and the teeth look much natural as it has a lesser amount of Acrylic (plastic). People undergoing "All-on-6" treatment feels much confident.
  • Implant related: The number of implants to be placed depends on your expectations, budget and available bone type. The Implant Company or the brand that you have been recommended makes a huge difference in your estimate. Like Straumann SLActive, BLX or Nobel Active are of elite category whereas systems like Osstem and Neodent comes in mid-range.
  • Prosthesis related: The type of the prosthesis, the material used and the lab in which it was made makes the difference. Implant prosthesis is the final set of tooth frame which is fixed on the implants. Your dentist will suggest the 2 best options which suit your case. Usually, the base framework is made from either Zirconia, PEEK, Cobalt-Chromium or Titanium material which are layered with Acrylic, Ceramic or HIPC Composite. CAD-CAM Milled Metal frameworks are always expensive than the casted one.
  • Surgeon's Skill Charges: The surgical risks involved, expertise and experience of the dental surgeon influence the treatment cost.
  • It also depends on the number of appointments required.

The cost would also depend on the extent of the dental problems and the selection of the materials. A very Comprehensive evaluation would be done to evaluate if you’re a candidate who would benefit from a full mouth Rehabilitation. A full mouth rehabilitation usually costs 250,000 Rupees Onward.

Yes!!! the relation of the jaw joint with neck, back and shoulder muscle is bidirectional.  

If the teeth are missing, severely worn out or poorly aligned, they force the jaw to shift position and the neighboring muscles to work harder. Repetitive faulty closing of jaw creates constant muscle tension in the back, neck and shoulder which leads to their fatigue, spasm and pain. Even a small interference like poorly positioned wisdom teeth, or a bad bite can go a long way in disrupting our lifestyles causing chronic headaches, neck and back pains. The symptoms could range from ringing ears, tingling hands to even sleep disturbances which makes life frustrating.

Similarly, poor posture can also affect the function of the jaw joints and cause TM Joint Disorder (TMD). When the body is properly aligned, the head balances over the shoulders over the hips, which keeps the spine in alignment. When the head moves forward in front of the shoulder joint, such as when staring at a computer screen or long term use of mobile phones; the jaw, neck and shoulder muscles must work overtime to hold the head upright. The jaw then loses its ability to move smoothly and freely, often causing pain, locking, stiffness, and over time TM Joint Disorder.

Usually the patients are always clueless about such aches and pains despite Medications from neurophysicians, orthopaedics and undergoing physiotherapy. Have you ever experienced such pains? Tell us about your experiences during consultation. 

The amount of time needed would depend on the extent of the dental problems. It can range from 1 week to a maximum of 6 months. The last case we completed took around 3 months of time. You may need to come multiple times as and when you are called. You will receive a temporary set of Crowns at all visits so that you don’t have to walk out of the clinic at any point ashamed to smile. These temporary crowns made as per the corrected new bite protect your natural teeth and help you get used to your new bite. This will also aid in keeping activities such as eating and talking normal till you get the final crowns made and fixed.

A lot of patients are kept on Painkillers or antidepressants. Patients often visit to Orthopedics, Physiotherapists, Neurophysicians and sometimes even Psychiatrists but the cause is dental!!! By now the patient gets extremely annoyed and lose his faith in medicine. You may need to consider a well-trained dentist too.

First, your dentist will gather data about your bite pattern. They will observe your TMD signs and symptoms, and take radiographs of your teeth and jaw. With detailed history, thorough examination and T-scans, muscle deprogramming is done with the splint therapy which can give you relief from your symptoms in 48 hours. later, full mouth rehabilitation plan is customized which may require multidisciplinary approach. The goal is to bring back the neuromuscular harmony by correcting the bad bite. In many cases, one may need some physiotherapy sessions too. Don’t worry, we have your back. 

Treatment Modalities may include combination of procedures like –

  • Veneers and Crowns – to restore the damaged tooth
  • Endodontic treatment – this refers to fillings or root canal therapy for dental decay.
  • Dental Implants – to replace the root of a missing tooth over which dental crowns can be given.
  • Dental bridges– a fixed sets of crowns (partial denture) that replaces a missing tooth (teeth) by taking the support of the adjacent teeth or implants
  • In some cases, one may need some physiotherapy and splint therapy to reprogram the muscles.

You can check the health of your gums by asking yourself the following questions:

  1. Do you have bed breath?
  2. Are your gums swollen?
  3. Do your gums bleed when you are brushing, or when you use a toothpick or other cleaning device?
  4. Have your gums shrunk back or receded, so that your teeth appear lengthened?
  5. Are you aware of any loosening of your teeth?
  6. Do you see any yellowish, pus-like fluid at the gum line when you massage your gums?
  7. Have your teeth drifted or changed position, and have any gaps appeared between them?
  8. Have your parents or siblings lost teeth prematurely due to tooth loosening?

If you have answered one or more of these questions with ‘yes’, you should contact your dentist & preferably a periodontist (Specialist of gum diseases) for a comprehensive assessment. Don’t forget that regular check-up appointments with your dentist (at least twice yearly) will enable your dentist to check your periodontal health.

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last permanent teeth to appear (erupt) in the mouth. These teeth usually appear between the ages of 17 and 25. Some people never develop wisdom teeth. For others, wisdom teeth erupt normally — just as their other molars did — and cause no problems.

Many people develop impacted wisdom teeth — teeth that don't have enough room to erupt into the mouth. It may erupt only partially or not at all. Most of the time it results in pain, infection or swelling, you'll likely need to have it pulled out. It's difficult to predict future problems with impacted wisdom teeth. Most of the patients do not like the recommendation of getting them removed and some of the patients fear the surgery.

However, here's the rationale for preventive extraction:

  • It usually traps the food around and damage to a nearby tooth or surrounding bone. It often causes tooth decay and gum disease around it.
  • Chronic chick bites and ulcers can be the potential risk factor of developing cancer.
  • They are difficult to clean.
  • Symptom-free wisdom teeth could still harbor disease.
  • In long term, due to bad bite, it aids to TM Joint disorder.

Leave your worries about the pain as we make the procedure virtually painless! As we understand the age factor and their specific needs, we will work with you and treat you based on your unique history. With the anesthesia and helpful instructions for home care, many people report that they feel better than anticipated. Often, they return to work and daily activities the same day or the next day. While there may be some discomfort and swelling, this typically lasts only a short time.

For many of our patients, it was life changing and the most satisfactory decision made so far! Don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment and start the process of restoring your confidence today!

Gum diseases (commonly known as Pyorrhea in India) are very common oral disease affecting most people at some point during their lives. More than 10 million cases per year in India and around 60% of US population is suffering from this infection! They are caused by the body’s reaction to bacteria that build up in the mouth, especially around the tooth, and cause inflammation. The good news is that you just need to maintain proper oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist to prevent the appearance of gum diseases and can limit the damage that they cause if they do appear.

The bad news is that, if left untreated, gum disease can lead to the loss of teeth – which means your smile is less attractive and you can have problems with chewing and speaking. On top of that, untreated gum disease can increase your risk of suffering serious conditions including diabetes, hypertension, cancer, stroke and arthritis. It can increase the risk of complication with pregnancy and even in Covid-19 infection.

One of the first signs that you may become aware of is bleeding from the gums! They usually go unnoticed and slowly turn aggressive in nature. The gums may look red and swollen and you may develop bad breath. Later the teeth starts migrating and creating space in between. The teeth eventually come loose and are lost, or require extraction. In my opinion, untreated periodontitis only lead to physical, mental and social disability.

Peri-Implant Disease Explained:

There are also gum diseases that affect the tissues around dental implants, known as peri-implant diseases. If oral hygiene is poor, bacteria build up on the implant surface and causes inflammation of the tissue that surrounds the implant. This is called peri-implant mucositis and, if it is not treated, the more dangerous disease of peri-implantitis can appear, which involves more inflammation and the destruction of bone around the implant. Eventually, the implant loses its support in the bone and becomes loose. Peri-implantitis is difficult to treat and can often lead to the loss of implants and the need for additional surgery.

Gum inflammation (gingivitis) will not develop if there is no bacterial plaque on the teeth, and periodontitis will not develop if there is no gingivitis. Continuous good oral hygiene at home, the regular removal of tartar in the dental practice, and addressing risk factors (such as smoking and poor diet) are the key steps to preventing periodontitis. This means adopting good habits in oral hygiene and getting regular professional check-ups (at least once a year) is enough to take care of you.

Oral hygiene at home:

The basic elements of good oral hygiene are:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day, for at least two minutes, using a manual or an electric toothbrush. Brushing at night before sleeping is important. You need to use soft bristle toothbrush and fluoride containing toothpaste. You can use modified bass or stillman tooth brushing technique.
  • Clean your tongue. You can use a tongue cleaner or the back side of your brush.
  • Clean between teeth at least once a day using interdental brushes (also called interproximal brushes) and dental floss if the gaps are too small for brushes. You may need to use differently sized brushes for differently sized gaps. This interdental cleaning should be done before brushing your teeth.
  • Rinse well after eating.
  • Avoid using mouthwashes without prescription. Do not store your toothbrush in toilet.

Despite advances in Preventive Dentistry, half of the world's population is missing one or several teeth and complete edentulism is still a major public health problem. If many teeth are missing, dentures often are the first solution that comes to mind. BUT the denture wearers often complain about how uncomfortable they are when eating, it restricts their food choices, and it also needs to be removed for cleaning. Dentures could slip when eating, talking or even laughing, which can be embarrassing. Even after numerous dental visits to get their dentures fixed, some of them are still left frustrated and in pain.

If you are experiencing similar problems, modern dental solutions can help you bring back the full function of your teeth and your quality of life. If you are missing all of your teeth, an implant-supported full bridge or full denture can replace them. Your implantologist can help you find the best solution to bring back the hassle-free smile you are looking for. It's gonna restore your natural look and it won’t make you feel embarrassed either. 

Whatever is your age, it’s never too late to get a dental implant. For many of our patients, it was life changing and the most satisfactory investment made so far! Schedule your appointment now!

The most common causes of implant failure are poor oral hygiene, history of periodontitis, and smoking. If tooth cleaning is poor, bacteria will build up on the implant surface and cause inflammation of the surrounding mucosa – which is known as peri-implant mucositis.

If left untreated, mucositis can progress to a more dangerous condition called peri-implantitis, in which there is greater damage to the bone and tissue around the implant. Eventually, the implant becomes loose, which needs to be replaced – and this could require additional bone grafting and regenerative procedures to develop new bone.

Peri-implantitis is usually much more difficult to treat than periodontitis.

Warning signs of peri-implant diseases include:

  • Increased tendency for the gums to bleed during brushing and interdental cleaning.
  • Swelling of the gums.
  • Bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth.
  • The loosening of the implant, bridge, or dentures.

Regular check-up visits with your dentist will help ensure that any problems are picked up early and thus help prevent their onset. If you notice any signs of peri-implant disease mentioned above, it is vital you make an appointment with your dentist or periodontist as quickly as possible.

Modern dentistry offers a wide range of services to make sure your teeth stay healthy, function well and look great. These procedures include:

  1. Dental Check-up: Thorough oral screening to find out early onset of decays, oral cancer screening, comprehensive Periodontal (Gum Disease) evaluation, digital smile analysis and thorough pediatric oral check-up for your little darlings.
  2. Scaling and Polishing: Teeth cleaning to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and catch early signs of dental disease.
  3. Replacement of lost tooth structure or missing teeth with Implants, Veneers, Crowns & Bridgework.
  4. Extractions, to remove unhealthy teeth that cannot be saved.
  5. Aesthetically appealing preventive dental fillings to restore decayed teeth.
  6. Microendodontics: Advanced root canal treatment to rescue diseased teeth.
  7. Removable dentures or full mouth implant supported fixed restorations to rehabilitate the wisest among us.

At Desai Dental Clinic, Surat's leading dental practice, offers one-stop solution for all dental problems by the best team of MDS dental specialists. We are concerned for your entire family’s Oral health! We diligently follow zero-waiting policy and prefers to take patients on appointment basis. Call us now to schedule your first appointment!  


The practice of general dentistry encompasses an amazing array of services and procedures, all with a common goal to help you to preserve your natural teeth as long as possible, ensure your oral health, and keep you look great throughout life.

Many people look for the dentist when something is wrong or mostly when they can’t tolerate the toothache. That is truly a shame, because they are missing out on so many preventive dental services that can save time, discomfort— and expense — down the road.

  • Do you even know that Gum disease can make you lose teeth without any pain!!! Yes, you heard it right!
  • Are you aware that a root canal (RCT) is a treatment to save a dead tooth which can only serve you for few years (average 10 years) but on the other hand, tooth fillings for early dental decay can increase the life of that tooth in multiple folds! Isn’t it amazing that you still have the option of RCT which can buy extra few years for that tooth to serve you longer? The fact is, fillings are done only when the dental decay is in initial stage but it really turns out to be the cheapest and best treatment in comparison to RCT.
  • Do you even know that early implant placement, around 2-3 months after tooth extraction, can save double than what you spend later if you miss this timeline?

"Bone Substitutes Are Costly Because Implants Were Delayed… Implants Are Expensive Because Root Canal Treatment Was Avoided… Root Canal Treatment Is Taxing Because The Cavities Were Not Filled… Cavities Were Not Filled Because Of The Lethargy To Visit A Dentist Once In A Year… Do not wait to get it worst!"

Regular dental visits are essential to make sure oral health problems — from tooth decay to oral cancer — are detected and treated in a timely manner. Some individuals may need to see the dentist more often than others to stay on top of problems like plaque buildup and gum disease, but everyone should go at least once per year.

So don’t miss out on the many benefits preventive dentistry offers you and your family!