FAQs - Dental, oral and maxillo-facial surgery

  • What is Cleft lip and Cleft Palate?
    What is Cleft lip and Cleft Palate?
    Ashish Sabharwal

    In this video, Dr. Ashish Sabharwal, Vice President and Regional Director for Southeast Asia, Smile Train, will explain about cleft lip and cleft palate. Cleft lip and cleft palate is a congenital anomaly and the child is born either with a cut in the lip known a cleft lip and cleft palate is a hole in the roof of the mouth.

  • What is the Incidence of Cleft lip and Cleft Palate?
    What is the Incidence of Cleft lip and Cleft Palate?
    Ashish Sabharwal

    Dr. Ashish Sabharwal, Vice President and Regional Director for Southeast Asia, Smile Train, will discuss the incidence of cleft lip and cleft palate in this video. The incidence of cleft lip and palate varies globally by ethnicity. Approximately among 700 children one child is born with a cleft lip or a cleft palate or both.

  • When Should a child be operated upon for a cleft lip or a cleft palate?
    When Should a child be operated upon for a cleft lip or a cleft palate?
    Ashish Sabharwal

    The video talks about when should a child get operated for cleft lip or palate by Dr. Ashish Sabharwal, Vice President and Regional Director for Southeast Asia, Smile Train. The ideal age to operate a cleft lip is three months and above and the child should have age appropriate weight. For cleft palate 9 months and above age is appropriate to operate.

  • Where can I get a cleft lip and cleft palate surgery done?
    Where can I get a cleft lip and cleft palate surgery done?
    Ashish Sabharwal

    In this video, Dr. Ashish Sabharwal, Vice President and Regional Director for Southeast Asia, Smile Train, will discuss where one can get cleft palate surgery done. The easiest way to get operated is the Smile Train hospital or Smile Train Centre where surgery of cleft lip or cleft palate is done absolutely free all over the world. He will further give details about the same.

  • How do you treat a Cleft lip and a Cleft Palate?
    How do you treat a Cleft lip and a Cleft Palate?
    Ashish Sabharwal

    The video will talk about treatment cleft lip and cleft palate by Dr. Ashish Sabharwal, Vice President and Regional Director for Southeast Asia, Smile Train. He says that cleft lip and palate is easily treated with surgery.

  • 5 year survival rate in oral cancers?
    5 year survival rate in oral cancers?
    Pramod Kumar Julka

    In this video, Dr. P K Julka, Senior Director, Oncology Daycare Center, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi, will discuss about the five year survival rate in oral cancers. Stage one and two oral cancers can be cured with single modality. Stage three and four cancers are cured with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy which is the combined modality of treatment.

  • What everybody should know about gum disease?
    What everybody should know about gum disease?
    Mahesh Verma

    In this video, Dr. Mahesh Verma, Padma Shri Awardee, President of Indian Academy of Restorative Dentistry (IARD) and Vice President of Dental Council of India, talks about gum disease. He tells us that crooked teeth are very hard to clean and before starting the treatment, the dentist has to check whether there is no presence of gum diseases or other infections around the teeth.

     

    Dr. Mahesh will explain the procedure how to correct the crooked teeth. Also, during treatment, oral hygiene has to be maintained. Braces for crooked teeth are fixed in adolescents especially when all the permanent teeth have come. Sometimes an orthodontist might take a young child into preventive measure where he can predict the child having irregular teeth. 

  • What everybody should know about dental fluorosis?
    What everybody should know about dental fluorosis?
    Mahesh Verma

    In this video, Dr. Mahesh Verma, Padma Shri Awardee, President of Indian Academy of Restorative Dentistry (IARD) and Vice President of Dental Council of India, will discuss about dental fluorosis in this video. Fluoride is been used to prevent dental caries and decay but if used in excess can lead to dental fluorosis. Fluorosis is a very common dental condition.


    Dr. Mahesh also talks about different intensity of dental fluorosis. The mild form has white spots whereas the severe type has a brown staining of teeth or discoloration. He will talk on the impact of excess fluoride. Teeth which are affected by dental fluorosis become weak. He will also discuss the treatment for dental fluorosis also. This condition is more seen in semi-urban or rural areas.

  • What everybody should know about teeth as a source of coronary artery disease?
    What everybody should know about teeth as a source of coronary artery disease?
    Mahesh Verma

    In this video, Dr. Mahesh Verma, Padma Shri Awardee, President of Indian Academy of Restorative Dentistry (IARD) and Vice President of Dental Council of India. in this video, will talk about teeth as source of coronary artery disease (CAD). Poor oral hygiene can affect the general condition of health. There are many risk factors for coronary artery disease such as diabetes, hypertension, sedentary lifestyle, smoking etc. Oral health is also listed as one of the risk factors of CAD.


    The research has proved that periodontitis has a very low grade inflammation and can cause bacteremia which gain access to the blood stream and enter circulation. Gum disease can lead to platelet aggregation with proteins which eventually builds the plaque and affect the blood flow. He will also explain the consequences of these events.

  • What everybody should know about dental caries?
    What everybody should know about dental caries?
    Mahesh Verma

    In this video, Dr. Mahesh Verma, Padma Shri Awardee, President of Indian Academy of Restorative Dentistry (IARD) and Vice President of Dental Council of India, will discuss about dental caries. Dental caries are also known as tooth decay which is the commonest disease affecting all age groups. He will also explain how dental caries are formed. There are millions of bacteria in the mouth which interacts with the food producing weak acids which attack surface of the teeth causing decay.

     

    He further will discuss how a simple caries can become a big cavitation lodging food in them. The patient has symptoms like severe pain, sensitivity, swelling and then infection which can reach the soft tissues also. The sugary, sticky food can get lodged in the teeth if proper oral hygiene is not maintained. He will also further explain the other causes of dental caries.

  • What everybody should know about dental implants?
    What everybody should know about dental implants?
    Mahesh Verma

    In this video, Dr. Mahesh Verma, Padma Shri Awardee, President of Indian Academy of Restorative Dentistry (IARD) and Vice President of Dental Council of India, will discuss about dental implants, in this video. Dental implants are used to replace teeth but they are not teeth. They are anchors to hold teeth which are made of titanium screws or fixtures which are placed by a small surgical procedure.


    There are no known contraindications for dental implants, many individuals can get it done. He will further explain the procedure how the dental implants are placed which is mainly through surgery. He will also further talk on healing time which takes approximately takes 3 – 6 months. He will discuss about the advantages of dental implants and how to maintain it.

  • What everybody should know about root canal treatment?
    What everybody should know about root canal treatment?
    Mahesh Verma

    In this video, Dr. Mahesh Verma, Padma Shri Awardee, President of Indian Academy of Restorative Dentistry (IARD) and Vice President of Dental Council of India, will discuss about the root canal treatment. Root canal treatment is a very popular treatment used nowadays to prevent losing teeth.


    Dr. Mahesh will explain how a tooth gets affected starting from enamel, pulp and the surrounding nerves and tissues and when the need of root canal treatment (RCT) arises. RCT is a series of steps which involves removing the advanced infected tissues, tooth pulp, nerves, blood vessels, etc. in the root of the tooth. All the infected part of the tooth is removed with special instruments. After sterilizing the tooth, it is then filled with the inert material and a temporary restoration is done and observed for few days. Later, it is replaced with permanent restoration. He will also talk when the tooth requires a crown or cap over it.

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