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NIMS Dental Science

NIMS Dental Science Department is attached with the Noorul Islam College of Dental Science. The department is well equipped with modern and latest dental equipment for the following

specialities:

  • ORAL & MAXILLO FACIAL SURGERY
  • PROSTHODONTICS
  • CONSERVATIVE DENTISTRY & ENDOTONCS
  • ORAL PATHOLOGY
  • PERIODONTICS
  • ORTHODONTICS
  • PEDODONTICS
  • ORAL MEDICINE
  • COMMUNITY DENTITRY

ORAL & MAXILLO FACIAL SURGERY

Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery is a surgical specialty which involves the diagnosis, surgery and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries and defects involving both the functional and aesthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region. The oral and maxillofacial surgeon is the orthopedic surgeon of the facial region, who addresses problems ranging from the removal of impacted teeth to the repair of facial trauma.

ORAL & MAXILLO FACIAL SURGERY TEAM

  • Dr. C. R. GETHA, MDS
  • Dr. ABDUL AZEEM, MDS
  • Dr. SADIQ HUSSAIN, MDS
  • Dr. BENOY STANLY, MDS
  • Dr. RADHIKA S CHANDRAN, MDS
  • Dr. ANUP KUMAR, MDS
  • Dr. SANTHOSH MATHEW, BDS
  • Dr. SAJITHA S P, BDS
  • Dr. DHANYA, BDS
  • Dr. SHEETHAL MENON, BDS

  • Have teeth replaced by having dental implants inserted.
  • Have oral surgical procedures performed in the office under outpatient ambulatory anesthesia.
  • Have a jaw, oral, or facial cyst or tumor diagnosed, removed and reconstructed.
  • Have your jaw aligned with orthogenetic surgery.
  • Have your jaw joint(s) repaired with TMJ surgery.
  • Have facial and jaw reconstruction following cancer surgery.
  • Have your facial bones realigned after facial trauma.
  • Have a consultation to determine whether you are a candidate for aesthetic surgery.
  • Have a tooth extracted.

PROSTHODONTICS

PROSTHODONTICS TEAM

  • Dr. R. SUBRAMANIAN, MDS
  • Dr. ARUN KUMAR, MDS
  • Dr. SANTHI VARGHESE,MDS
  • Dr. VENUGOPALAN NAIR, MDS
  • Dr. SAPNA BASKARAN, MDS
  • Dr. T. MAHESH, BDS
  • Dr. SUJA THOMAS, BDS
  • Dr. GEETHA CHANDRAN, BDS
  • Dr. ANJANA R, BDS
  • Dr. VANDANA MOHAN, BDS

PROCEDURES:

Bridges

Traditional methods to replace a missing tooth or teeth include the fabrication of a bridge. To replace a missing tooth with a bridge, at least one tooth on either side of the space created by the missing tooth must be prepared for a crown. Then a false tooth is joined to the crowns, and the entire structure is cemented to the prepared teeth. The patient cannot remove the bridge, and special aids are available to keep it clean.

Cleft Palate/Obturator

Many cleft lip and palate patients exhibit missing teeth in the area of the cleft and would benefit from a prosthodontist’s care in the management of these areas. Although most cleft palates are now successfully closed surgically, there are patients who require an obturator to close the palatal defect, whether it is congenital or acquired. A prosthodontist possesses the skills necessary to fabricate an obturator that will improve the patient’s speech and swallowing.
Congenital and Developmental Mouth Defects

Many patients are missing certain teeth because the teeth never developed or may be misshapen. A prosthodontist can determine the best way to replace and/or restore these teeth. Other patients exhibit teeth with poorly developed tooth structure throughout the mouth and require a prosthodontist’s expertise in restoring these teeth to proper form and function.

Crowns/Caps
Crowns cover or “cap” a tooth to restore the normal function and appearance of the tooth. Crowns may be made as all metal, porcelain fused to metal or all-ceramic (porcelain). Crowns are indicated for teeth with very large fillings, teeth that have had a root canal, fractured teeth and misshapen and/or discolored teeth.

Dental Implants
Today’s dental implants are typically made of titanium and may be parallel-sided or tapered and may or may not have threads. These fixtures are placed into the jawbone and allowed to heal until they are “integrated” into the bone. Dental implants may be used to replace one, many or all of a patient’s teeth.


Dentures
When a patient no longer has any natural teeth, complete dentures are the traditional method to restore function and appearance. Many patients experience difficulty wearing conventional dentures because of poor stability and decreased chewing function. The use of dental implants to improve the stability and retention of dentures is becoming quite popular.

Esthetic/Cosmetic Dentistry
Many patients are interested in improving the appearance of their smile. Prosthodontists are the dental specialists who long ago determined what constitutes a pleasing smile. Teeth whitening, reshaping natural teeth, bonding of tooth-colored material to teeth and porcelain veneers are procedures commonly used to modify a smile.

Removable Partial Dentures

When there are multiple missing teeth, weak anchor teeth or no posterior teeth to anchor on, a removable partial denture is used to replace teeth. These restorations typically are made of a metal framework and a plastic base with teeth. They must be removed for daily cleaning and at night.

Teeth Grinding/Night Guards

Often patients who grind their teeth at night are unaware of their habit, but the forces exerted on both the teeth and the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) can be quite destructive. A custom-made night guard can protect the teeth and relieve pressure on the TMJ.

Teeth Whitening

Many products are now available for patients to whiten their teeth. These products include commercially available strips, custom fabricated trays with a beaching gel or bleaching in a dental office using UV light or laser as the catalyst.


TMJ

Many patients use this acronym to refer to the painful symptoms related to Temporomandibular Joint dysfunction. Symptoms may include pain in the joint itself, pain in the muscles of mastication and limited movement of the lower jaw.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea refers to a temporary cessation of breathing while sleeping. Many times the airway is obstructed by the patient’s anatomy, and the placement of a specially designed night guard that repositions the lower jaw can improve the airflow.

Veneers Porcelain

veneers are used to modify the shape and color of teeth. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are etched and then bonded to the enamel of the teeth. Tooth preparation is necessary to avoid over bulking of the tooth, but it is limited to the enamel and usually involves only a few surfaces of the tooth.

CONSERVATIVE DENTISTRY & ENDOTONCS

Conservative Dentistry is the branch of dentistry which is concerned with the conservation of teeth in the mouth. It embraces the practice of operative dentistry and endodontics, and includes various kinds of direct and indirect restorations of individual teeth in the mouth. The treatments provided include various fillings, root canal treatment surgical endodontics, endodontic implants, bleaching and management of traumatized teeth. The departmental has state of the art equipment which includes digital radiography & intraoral imaging, apex locators, dentine desensitizer & odontometer, E & Q plus-meta-biomed thermoplastisized G.P system, thermaprep plus kit oven, reduction gear hand-piece.


CONSERVATIVE DENTISTRY & ENDOTONCS TEAM

• Dr. SHEILA GEORGE
• Dr. LEKSHMI S. DEVI, MDS
• Dr. FAISAL. M. A. GAFFOOR, MDS
• Dr. LAKSHMI ARAVIND, MDS
• Dr. PARVATHY V, MDS
• Dr. M.S. RAVI SANKAR, MDS
• Dr. SHALI PUSHPARAJ, BDS
• Dr. ROSHNA S, BDS
• Dr. INDU. V.K, BDS

ORAL PATHOLOGY

Oral pathology is that part of pathology and a branch of dentistry concerned with the scientific study of the causes and effects of oral disease an understanding of which is essential for diagnosis and for the development of rational treatment and preventive programmes.

ORAL PATHOLOGY

• Dr. HARI .S, MDS
• Dr. BIJO ALEXANDER, MDS
• Dr. PREEJA PREMA KUMAR, BDS

PERIODONTICS

Periodontics deals with health & disease of tissues investing and supporting the teeth. In health, these periodontal tissues make the attachment apparition of teeth, keep it firmly in its place and help in bearing the forces of chewing, biting, swallow and speeds. But when they are progressively destroyed by the presence of peenodontal disease, their oceans weakening of this attachment, make the teeth loose and unable to bear the loads of various activities and ultimately both falls out in course of time. Periodontal diseases are infectious diseases caused by bacteria, present in mouth. The most important causative factor is Dental Plaque, which is soft deposit present on teeth, due to lack of proper cleaning of teeth. Many other factors also ends up with this disease. The worst fact about the periodontal disease is that the disease are very slow in onset, progression and hardly cause any symptoms or problems in the initial stages.


PERIODONTICS TEAM

• Dr. ARIFA BEEGOM .A, MDS
• Dr. MAHESH .J, MDS
• Dr. BETSY JOSEPH, MDS
• Dr. ANITHA JOHN, BDS
• Dr. NAVEEN C. IRWIN, BDS

Consult your doctors immediately when you have:

• bleeding gums
• loose teeth
• spreading of the teeth with appearance of spaces where none feeling in gums
• pain of varied types and durations
• dull pain after eating

• deep pain in jaws
• sensitivity when cleaning gums
• sensitivity of heat & cold
• burning sensation in gums
• extreme sensitivity to unheated air

ORTHODONTICS

Braces/ Orthodontics Treatment for Children

Age for orthodontic examination:

The highly recommended age is at the period of 7 years old. Most facial asymmetries are likely to be apparent by that time. A timely screening will lead to extraordinary treatment benefits. For others, the principle benefit is peace of mind. Early diagnosis and treatment can guide erupting teeth into a more favorable position, preserve space for the permanent teeth and reduce the likelihood of fracturing protruded front teeth. Also, early treatment may shorten treatment time, make treatment easier and in some cases less expensive. It may even provide advantages that are not available later.

Benefits of orthodontic therapy:
Better function, improved cleanliness, more favorable wear patterns and greater longevity of natural teeth.

Problems with waiting until the permanent teeth erupt to refer:
Timely treatment may prevent the need for jaw surgery, extraction of permanent teeth, or fracture of protruded incisors. Early treatment may also help the psychological development. Patients also benefit from guidance of tooth eruption.


ORTHODONTICS TEAM

• Dr. BIJU SEBASTIAN
• Dr. CHANDRA DAS .G, MDS
• Dr. MANJUSHA K.K, MDS
• Dr. NISHAD, MDS
• Dr. PRAJEETH .J. BABU, MDS
• Dr. ARYA, BDS
Braces/ Orthodontics Treatment for Adults

Age for Orthodontics Examination:

Patients who have teeth and healthy supporting structures are never too old for orthodontic therapy. Age is not a factor.

Advanced technology in Orthodontics Treatment:
Advanced technology has produced small tooth-colored brackets that are barely noticeable. Specially alloyed wires are more comfortable, can speed up treatment, and may decrease the number of necessary appointments. New retainers can be placed where they do not show. Also, advanced surgical techniques now allow treatment of many skeletal problems after growth is completed.

The corrected teeth have to be observed periodically for up to five years after the retainers have been phased out. During retention and the subsequent observation period, patients are expected to attend once or twice a year.

“Take care of your teeth. Daily brush your teeth twice. Routine dental examination can save our teeth from deadly disease. Wish a very healthy long life to 32 pearls of your smile and long live the smile. “