Dentistry is the medical discipline involved in the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the mouth. It also includes the jaw and facial areas and related structures and tissues.
While it is understood that dentists are only connected with the maintenance and protection of teeth and gums, this is not entirely the truth. Dentists diagnose and treat ailments and diseases in the entire oral cavity.
Dentistry is not a new stream of medicine. In fact, many medical historians are of the opinion that dentistry might be the oldest specialisation in medicine. There is evidence dating back from the Indus Valley Civilization from as way back as 3300 BC. There has been proof of drilling and treatment of cavities since ancient times.
Dentistry often deals with dental caries (tooth decay) and periodontal disease (gum illness or pyorrhea). The most common method of treatment are the restoration of teeth, extraction or surgical removal of teeth, scaling and root planing, and endodontic root canal treatment.
Ankura Women and Children’s Hospital has a team of very experienced doctors and dental specialists, along with an alert and well-trained support and nursing staff. We understand that for most people, a trip to the dentist is often linked with pain and pressure. However, we have worked hard to ensure that the entire is pain-free and enjoyable.
Children face different problems than adults. This is because as they are growing up, along with the rest of their body, their teeth are also going through a transformation. Milk teeth begin to fall, and wisdom teeth begin to appear. Often, children have to go through a ‘braces’ treatment, and this is associated with a lot of inconvenience for children.
However, a visit to our dentistry section will convince you of our efforts, keeping your and your child’s requirements in mind. Whether it is a regular check-up to the dentist (which you should have once every six months!) or a dental procedure, our team of dentists are friendly and efficient, ensuring that your child has a smile on the face right through the procedure, and even after going home after!
A pediatric dentist understands the specific needs of children and customises the treatment so that it is a pain-free process for your child. We know that children cannot be expected to sit silently and co-operate throughout the treatment. Also, the presence of a stranger and all the gadgetry in a dentist’s cabin might intimidate your child.
Keeping this in mind, we have designed the entire hospital in bright and colourful designs. There are colourful posters, pictures and toys all around the hospital so that your child forgets that it is a hospital in the first place.
Let us bring the smile back on your child’s face. We specialise in it!