Welcome to the dental wing of Providence. We have created a comfortable environment to take care of all your dental needs. Our dental specialists can help you with a wide array of dental needs from periodontal therapy to orthodontics and dental jewelry. We will help you to enhance your smile and manage dental diseases.

We have aligned the best of dental specialists with the most advanced dental equipment to make your visit stress free. We encourage open discussion about your dental problems, its solutions and cost before we start your treatment. Our specialists with coordinate your care with the medical specialists if required.

OUR SPECIALITIES

  • Periodontal therapy
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Dental implants
  • Laser dentistry
  • Dentures
  • White fillings
  • Dental jewellery
  • Endodontics
  • Orthodontics
  • Pediatric dentistry

DENTAL CARE FOR DIABETIC PATIENTS

Q. Are you diabetic? Does your gums bleed? Is your tooth mobile?

If so you may need a special dental attention. Patients with diabetes are more likely to develop periodontal disease (inflammation of the gum), which in turn can increase blood sugar and lead to diabetic complications. Periodontal disease is often considered a complication of diabetes. Patients with poor control of blood sugars are at higher risk. Research has suggested that the relationship between diabetes and periodontal disease goes both ways – periodontal disease may make it more difficult for people who have diabetes to control their blood sugar. Severe periodontal disease can increase blood sugar, contributing to increased periods of time when the body functions with a high blood sugar. This puts people with diabetes at increased risk for diabetic complications.

Q. How can we help?
Every person with diabetes is recommended to have an annual dental checkup. The dentist takes a complete view of your teeth and gums to see if you have any features of periodontal disease. The dentist will advice on the best methods for dental care and periodontal therapy.

Q. What are the treatment options?
A Periodontist (specialist treating gum diseases) will examine you and advice you the treatment options based on the severity of your disease. The goal of treatment is to make the gums healthy and prevent damage to the tooth. Maintaining a good oral hygiene acts as an adjunct for the best treatment. The various treatment options are

1. Nonsurgical treatment (for slight and moderate periodontitis)

  • Scaling.
    Scaling removes deposits and microbes from your tooth surfaces and surrounding gums.
  • Root planing.
    Root planing makes the tooth root surfaces smooth preventing further bacterial attachment and helps in reattachment of the gums.
  • Antibiotics.
    Topical or oral antibiotics can help reducing the microbial load. This comprises of inserting antibiotic fibers (LDD) inside the gums, use of mouth rinses or gels containing antibiotics after deep cleaning. Oral antibiotics may be necessary to completely eliminate infection…

2. Surgical treatments (for moderate-advanced periodontitis)

  • Flap surgery (pocket reduction surgery).
    Periodontist makes incisions in your gum and the section of gum tissue will be lifted to expose the roots for scaling and root planing. The underlying bone may be recontoured since periodontitis is associated with bone loss. After which the gum tissue is sutured back in place.
  • Bone grafting.
    Since periodontitis is associated with bone loss, bone grafting is performed when the disease has destroyed the bone surrounding your tooth root. Natural or synthetic bone grafts are used for such procedures. It forms a basement for natural bone to regrow.
  • Guided tissue regeneration.
    Natural membranes are placed between bone and tooth. This material prevents unwanted tissue from entering the healing area and allows for early bone regeneration.
  • Soft tissue grafts.
    The gumline recedes as a complication of advanced periodontitis. An attempt is made to reinforce the damaged soft tissue by removing a small amount of tissue from the roof of your mouth (palate) or another donor source and attaching it to the affected site. This can help reduce further gum recession.

We evaluate every diabetic patient for any periodontal problems. Periodontal therapy including laser therapy which offer minimum bleeding and faster rate of healing is one among such services we provide. We are different in that we coordinate with our inhouse team of diabetologists and endocrinologists to improve the glycemic control.

Planning a dental flap surgery? There may be a better option. Take a second opinion by mailing us at endodiabetes@gmail.com

Periodontal therapy in a diabetic patient.
Pre-operative picture and recall post-operative picture after 6 months

DENTAL IMPLANTS / IMPLANT SUPPORTED DENTURES

Are you worried of your loose denture? Have you ever been embarrassed in public due to slipping out your denture while speaking? We have solution for you. Dental implants allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth directly into a metal post or frame that has been surgically positioned in your jawbone. This allows to restore chewing function with superior esthetics. Dental implants avoids cutting the natural teeth occurring with conventional means of replacing tooth. Dental implants also prevents jaw bone resorption. Thus implants allow feeling of regaining the real natural teeth. We at Providence, provide leading brands of dental implants like Nobel Biocare, Osttem, Adin etc allowing patients to choose the brand according to their budget.

COSMETIC DENTISTRY

Smile has a role to play in imparting confidence to a person. We at Providence evaluate your smile and give options for enhancing smile and designing it .The size and shape of your tooth and face are evaluated and recommendations are given to improve them. This is not a tough task since we use state of the art technologies and materials.

A multidisciplinary approach is used with consultation with various specialists to enhance your smile. The cosmetic dentist at Providence assures you to create a new smile curve with correction of spacing, crowding, changing the colour, shape and contour of your existing teeth.

LASER DENTISTRY

The introduction of dental lasers has revolutionized dentistry. Reducing the pain and post-surgical events is the greatest of the advantages to be mentioned. Providence is equipped with one of the world’s best dental lasers- ZOLAR(Canada). It’s with pride we say Providence dental wing is one of its kind having such best equipment in the city. Other advantages of laser dentistry compared to conventional surgery include achieving easy hemostasis, reduces the microbial load, decreased post-operative pain and swelling, and elimination of the need for sutures after surgery.

DENTAL LASER INDICATIONS

  • Excisional and incisional biopsies
  • Exposure of unerupted teeth
  • Fibroma removal
  • Frenectomy
  • Frenectomy
  • Gingival troughing for crown impressions
  • Gingivectomy
  • Gingivoplasty
  • Gingival incision and excision
  • Hemostasis and coagulation
  • Implant recovery
  • Incision and drainage of abscess
  • Leukoplakia
  • Operculectomy
  • Oral papillectomies
  • Pulpotomy
  • Pulpotomy as an adjunct to root canal therapy
  • Reduction of gingival hypertrophy
  • Soft tissue crown lengthening
  • Treatment of canker sores, herpetic and aphthous ulcers of the oral mucosa.
  • Vestibuloplasty

LASER AND PERIODONTITIS

If you are diagnosed with periodontitis and you don’t want to undergo an surgical procedure, Providence dental wing helps you to treat the disease with no cuts, no sutures….yes the latest in periodontal therapy, LANAP(Laser assisted new attachment procedure) is a laser-based technique for the treatment of periodontal disease. This new technology preserves gum tissue, reduces root exposure and sensitivity caused by this.

CLEAR ALIGNERS – THE LATEST IN MALOCCLUSION CORRECTION

Are you afraid to wear conventional braces for correction of your maligned teeth, correction of space for a prolonged time period? Providence dental wing provides the latest orthodontic therapy using clear aligners. These are invisible, snug fitting, wafer thin transparent removable aligners. These aligners guide your teeth from their present to desired position.