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Oral and Dental Health

Oral and Dental Health Department provides service within Kardelen Medical Center. In our clinic, where our patients will feel safe, maximum hygiene is provided and patient satisfaction is our priority, we offer diagnosis and treatment services on oral, maxillofacial and dental diseases for our patients of all ages, including during the week, on weekends and in the evening, by our expert dentist staff.

For oral and dental health needs, the Oral and Dental Health Department of Kardelen Medical Center offers ethical, conscious and reliable services to you, our dear patients, through personalized diagnostic methods and procedures.

  • Dental implantation
  • Orthodontics
  • Prosthesis
  • Composite (Beam) Filling
  • Laser Teeth Whitening
  • Porcelain-Zirconia
  • Crowns-Bridges
  • Root canal treatment
  • Dental scaling (Detartrage)
  • Teeth whitening
  • Pedodontics
  • Gingival Recessions
  • Impacted Tooth Extraction
  • Tooth Extractions

DENTAL IMPLANT TREATMENT

The development in medical technology has also rapidly improved the treatment methods used in the field of Oral and Dental Health. Advances in implant technology have also eliminated the health and cosmetic problems caused by missing teeth. The treatment of missing teeth, which was previously tried to be performed with bridges and prostheses, has started to be done using implants, much more widely and functionally, with technological developments. Dental implant treatment is carried out successfully in the Oral and Dental Health Department of Kardelen Medical Center.

What is dental implant treatment?

Dental implant treatment is the most modern treatment option we use to complete missing teeth. The treatment is performed by placing natural-looking dental prostheses on screws, usually made of titanium, placed in the jawbone. Implant treatment provides great advantages for the treatment of missing teeth as it does not damage the adjacent or healthy teeth and does not change the oral structure. After the implant treatment, you can eat, talk and laugh comfortably.

Who can receive implant dental treatment?

It can be applied to patients over the age of 18 with missing teeth who have completed the development of the oral and jaw structure. X-rays are the first step in dental implant treatment,  so that our doctors can easily detect previous treatments in patients with suitable jaw structures. Current medications may sometimes need to be discontinued prior to treatment. Our doctor will give you detailed personal information during the examination.

How is implant dental treatment applied?

After the examination for implantation, dental and jaw measurements are taken if the decision for the procedure is made. The procedure is usually performed under mild sedation for patient comfort. Dental implant treatments are carried out in one or two stages. After your doctor chooses the appropriate treatment option for you, the treatment process begins. You can regain a healthy and beautiful smile with a schedule for a temporary or permanent implant treatment that you will determine with your doctor.

PORCELAIN ZIRCONIUM

Zirconium implants are new generation implants that have been found through the latest technological developments and are used to increase the resistance of titanium implants. They are used to increase endurance in difficult cases such as narrow jawbones. Zirconium is a very durable and harmless material for the body.

Dental veneers are another area where zirconium is used.  Zirconium has a white color very close to the natural color of teeth and has the ability to reflect light. Therefore, it gives natural aesthetic results. In addition, the longevity of zirconium implants has increased their usage rate. Zirconium implants do not corrode, do not have a metallic taste and do not change color over time.

ORTHODONTICS (BRACE APPLICATION)

Dental braces are applied by means of brackets and retainer wires placed on the teeth of individuals who have irregularities and distortions in their dental alignment for various reasons. Dental braces can be applied to patients with gaping or crooked teeth, biting disorders, and broken teeth or overlapping (crowded) teeth.

Orthodontic treatment is a long-term treatment modality. Treatment durations may vary between 18-36 months. During the treatment process, it is necessary to stay away from hard foods, intensely acidic foods and very sticky foods that can damage the braces. During orthodontic treatment, dental care and teeth cleaning gain extra importance. It is very important to be in full cooperation with your doctor and to ensure the continuity of the treatment for successful results in orthodontic treatment.

GINGIVAL RECESSION AND TREATMENT

Gingival (gum) recession can be considered as the exposure of the tooth root to the level of the tooth enamel. There can be many reasons for gingival recession, including genetic causes, tartar, bad coatings, hard and excessive brushing, poor cleaning, accumulation of food residues between the teeth and bad eating habits, etc. All these reasons lead to the formation of bacterial plaque and inflammation of the gums.

What are the symptoms of gum recession?

Bad breath, bleeding or swelling of the gums, redness of the gums, visible lengthening of the teeth, color changes of the gums are among the symptoms of gum recession. The biggest danger of gum recession is the possible loss of healthy teeth. Therefore, if you have these symptoms, applying to your dentist quickly will have positive effects on your treatment process.

How to treat of gum recession?

In the treatment of gingival recession, different filling applications, drug treatments, dental coatings, and in advanced cases, surgical methods can be used. Early intervention is very important for gingival recession. If it is not delayed, an easy and successful treatment is possible.

LASER TEETH WHITENING (BLEACHNG)

Color changes and unwanted stains may occur on our teeth over time . Aging, heavy consumption of foods containing dyestuffs (tea, coffee, cola, cigarettes, etc.), neglect of dental care and brushing, and the use of antibiotics can be shown among the main causes of discoloration of the teeth. It is possible to get rid of these stains and color changes with teeth whitening (bleaching) methods. Stains that cannot be removed by brushing or the yellowing that occurs over time can be dissolved from the enamel structure with teeth whitening treatment and the color of the teeth can be lightened up to several shades.

How is tooth whitening done?

Oral and dental examination is performed before the procedure. In the second stage, tartar cleaning and tooth polishing are performed. The roughness on the teeth is removed. If decayed teeth are detected during these procedures, they are also treated first. With special gels and light technology, you can have bright teeth and a unique smile painlessly after a short waiting period.

There are also methods that you can apply at home with personalized silicone teethers for teeth whitening. Molds prepared with special dimensions for your teeth can be preferred for your home use.

How long does the teeth whitening process take?

The specific treatment administered by your dentist usually takes 20-60 minutes. The procedure can be performed on the same day as the cleaning of dental stones.

To what extent can my teeth whiten after the procedure?

After a single session, the color of your teeth can be lightened up to an average of 2 to 3 shades. The process can be repeated as needed and in certain periods for protection purposes.

DENTAL SCALING (DETARTRAGE)

Even if the teeth are cleaned daily, bacterial plaques can form on the teeth. The bacterial plaque layer, which combines with saliva and food, begins to harden over time and form dental calculus. Since the formation of tartar will cause gingival recession, if it is not cleaned regularly, it can cause tooth and gum problems.

How are dental stones cleaned?

Dental stones are cleaned by the dentist in modern dental units. The special tools in these units are specially designed for the cleaning of dental calculus. During the procedure, a spray is usually applied to ensure that the patient does not feel any pain. Thus, patients do not feel any pain. There may be minor painless bleeding at some points during the procedure. A very low level of hot or cold sensitivity may be observed after the procedure. Cleaning of dental stones is completed in approximately 25 to 30 minutes.

How often should dental stones be cleaned?

Clinical studies have shown that it is most appropriate to have check-ups by a Dentist at 6-month intervals. In some special cases, this time interval may change.

PEDODONTICS (Pediatric Dentistry)

Pedodontics is one of the main branches of dentistry that deals with the teeth of children aged 0 to 14 years. It is concerned with the protection and treatment of primary and permanent teeth of children.

What is the scope of pedodontics (Pediatric Dentistry)?

The topics covered by the discipline of pedodontics, the main subject of which is the dental health of children, include:

  • Early age dental check-ups
  • Regulation of eating habits in children
  • Regular checks of jaw and tooth development in children
  • Treatment of tooth fractures in children
  • Root canal treatments for primary and permanent teeth
  • Preventive orthodontic treatments in children
  • Coloring of teeth
  • Dental crowns
  • Tooth Extractions

What is the Importance of Primary Teeth?

There are 20 primary teeth in total. Primary teeth are very important for children’s nutrition. Primary teeth provide normal and proper development of speech. Primary teeth play a very important role in protecting the beds of permanent teeth until their eruption, and then in their eruption and attachment. Protection of primary teeth

ROOT CANAL TREATMENT

Root canal treatment is the most common treatment method applied in dentistry to save and repair teeth that have started to decay and have infection in their roots, and to restore these teeth without losing their function. During root canal treatment, the nerves inside the teeth are removed, the inner walls are cleaned, and in the final stage, the filling is applied and the treatment is completed. In the presence of an infection in that area, it may be necessary to support the root canal treatment with an appropriate antibiotic regimen. It is very important to start root canal treatment in the early period, as in all dental problems. Not neglecting the teeth that are painful for a long time and applying to the dentist before the infection spreads to the surrounding tissues will increase the chance of saving the tooth.

How is root canal treatment done?

The first step in root canal treatment is X-ray examination. The dentist can now evaluate the x-ray results, which can be obtained quickly, together with the patient. The dentist shares the extent of the damage to the tooth with the patient. In the second stage, the infected area is opened and the canal is expanded. This process continues until the entire infected and damaged area is cleaned. Depending on the damage to the tooth, this cleaning process may take up to 2 to 3 sessions. After the inside of the tooth is completely cleaned, a filling is applied to fill the gap. Applying a correct dental filling is one of the factors affecting the success of root canal treatment.

Will I feel pain during root canal treatment?

Many patients do not feel pain during the cleaning of the infection in the tooth during root canal treatment. A slight sensation of tenderness may be felt.

What should I pay attention to after root canal treatment?

No food or drink should be consumed for at least two hours after the treatment. Sensitivity may continue for 1-2 days after the procedure, so avoiding extremely hot and cold or very hard foods will be beneficial for the healing process.

Root canal treatment is a frequently used basic treatment procedure with a success rate of more than 95% in dentistry. Most of the patients who have had root canal treatment can use their teeth for a lifetime.

Is there an alternative to root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment is done to save your natural teeth. Root canal treatment is the best possible treatment option in today’s technology. Our natural teeth not only help to break down food, but also provide effective digestion to provide proper nutrition.

Alternative treatment methods for teeth that cannot be saved with root canal treatment include extraction of the tooth and its subsequent replacement with a dental bridge, implant or prosthetic tooth. Before losing our natural teeth, the possibility of root canal treatment should be evaluated.