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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). Common treatments involve the restoration of teeth, extraction or surgical removal of teeth, scaling and root planing and endodontic root canal treatment.

Common dental treatments

By nature of their general training, GP dentists in Singapore can can carry out the majority of dental treatments.

Examples include:

  • Restorative dental treatment
  • Dentures
  • Root canal treatment
  • Gum therapy
  • Extraction of teeth

Dentists can also prescribe medications such as antiobiotics, and any other drugs used in patient management.

How long do dental procedures take?

  • Standard dental check-ups and cleanings can take from 30 minutes to an hour. The time taken depends on the dentist's skill and speed.
  • Teeth whitening can take an hour but it is necessary to bleach your teeth at home for about 2-4 weeks after the treatment. 

  • Treatment for root canals take about 90 minutes. Multiple root canals may require repeated visits and more time.
  • Dental crowns are slighly more complicated. The treatment requires 2 visits to the dentist, spaced 2 weeks apart. Each appointment takes about 20 minutes, the former to create the impression for the dental crowns and the latter to insert the finished crown.

  • Dental bridge treatments follow a similar pattern to that of dental crowns.  

Best Toothbrush + Toothpaste to use

The main thing about toothbrushes is that it is not about what you use but rather how you use it. If the brush can reach the furthest back tooth and the gums, it is a good toothbrush. Do change your toothbrush regularly (every 2 months) to ensure the brush is of high quality. 

Read this post for more information on seeing a dentist in Singapore.

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