Head

Chandan Institute of Dental Sciences

Dr. Saurabh Gupta

MDS (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery)

Dentistry at Chandan Hospital is a branch of medicine that consists of the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity.

Dental treatment

The majority of dental treatments are carried out to prevent or treat the two most common oral diseases which are dental caries (tooth decay) and periodontal disease (gum disease or pyorrhea). Common treatments involve the restoration of teeth, extraction or surgical removal of teeth, scaling and root planning and endodontic root canal treatment.

Specialties:

Endodontics (also called endodontology) – Root canal therapy and diseases of the dental pulp and periapical tissues.

Geriatric dentistry or Geriodontics – The delivery of dental care to older adults involving the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of problems associated with normal aging and age-related diseases as part of an interdisciplinary team with other health care professionals.

Oral and maxillofacial surgery (also called oral surgery) – Extractions, implants, and surgery of the jaws, mouth and face.

Chandan

Oral Implantology – The art and science of replacing extracted teeth with dental implants.

Oral medicine – The clinical evaluation and diagnosis of oral mucosal diseases

Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics – The straightening of teeth and modification of midface and mandibular growth.

Pediatric dentistry (also called pedodontics) – Dentistry for children

Periodontology (also called periodontics) – Treatment of diseases of the periodontium (non-surgical and surgical) as well as placement and maintenance of dental implants

Prosthodontics (also called prosthetic dentistry) – Dentures, bridges and the restoration of implants.

Dental X-ray – OPG (Orthopantomogram)

A panoramic radiograph at Chandan Hospital is apanoramic or wide view x-ray of the lower face, which displays all the teeth of the upper and lower jaw on a single film.

Indications:

  • Impacted wisdom teeth diagnosis and treatment planning - the most common use is to determine the status of wisdom teeth and trauma to the jaws.
  • Periodontal bone loss and periapical involvement.
  • Finding the source of dental pain
  • Assessment for the placement of dental implants
  • Orthodontic assessment. pre and post operative
  • Diagnosis of developmental anomalies such as cherubism, cleido cranial dysplasia
  • Carcinoma in relation to the jaws
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunctions and ankylosis.
  • Diagnosis of osteosarcoma, ameloblastoma, renal osteodystrophy affecting jaws and hypophosphatemia.
  • Diagnosis, and pre- and post-surgical assessment of oral and maxillofacial trauma, e.g. dentoalveolar fractures and mandibular fractures.
  • Salivary stones (Sialolithiasis).
  • Broad coverage of facial bone and teeth
  • Low patient radiation dose
  • Convenience of examination for the patient (films need not be placed inside the mouth)
  • Ability to be used in patients who cannot open the mouth or when the opening is restricted e.g.: due to trismus
  • Short time required for making the image
  • Patient's ready understandability of panoramic films, making them a useful visual aid in patient education and case presentation.
  • Easy to store compared to the large set of intra oral x-rays which are typically used.