Get to know the dental treatments offered by Clínica Fernando Mendes
RESTORATIONS - Restoration is a way to get the tooth affected by caries back to its normal shape and function. The dentist removes the damaged part of the tooth, cleans the affected area and fills the cavity with restorative material, which may be gold, porcelain, composite resin (restoration of tooth color) and amalgam (an alloy of mercury, silver, copper, tin and sometimes zinc).
FLUOR APPLICATION - Recommended process for children. Applying fluoride is a simple technique with the application of the substance with a brush itself and there is no risk of the child swallowing it. With the eruption of the first tooth, this care should be started, because fluoride helps in the dental maturation. The application of fluoride should be repeated every six months, until 3 years of age.
ENDODONTICS - Dental specialty popularly known as "canal treatment", responsible for the prevention and treatment of diseases of the tooth pulp. Endodontics also acts in the clinical andtherapeutic treatment of cases of pulp necrosis and its possible consequences, such as abscesses, small and medium sized cysts, among others. The canal treatment consists of the removal of the dental pulp, a living structure that contains, among other elements, nerves and blood vessels.
DENTAL BRUXISM - It's a grinding or a strong clenching of teeth. Bruxism can make the teeth sore or loose, and sometimes parts of the teeth are literally worn. Bruxism can lead to destruction of the surrounding bone and gum tissue, and lead to problems involving the jaw joint such as temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ). The use of a custom sleeping device is one of the types of treatment. The device fits over the upper teeth and protects them from crunching with the lower teeth. Although the device is a good way to deal with bruxism, it is not a cure. Therefore, each case must be treated with exclusivity.
ORAL SURGERY - Dental specialty responsible for the treatment of problems related to the teeth and bones of the face region. It deals with the removal of embedded teeth (such as wisdom), bone grafting and posterior implant placement, as well as interventions for pathological changes (such as tumors), structural malformations and facial bone traumas.
SEALANT - Application is made to act as a barrier, a protective film that, facilitating the cleaning of the food debris and the control of the bacterial plaque, reduces the risk of these surfaces to cariar. The posterior teeth, which we use to grind foods, contain cracks and fossils where food debris and plaque are retained and accumulate and where the bristles of the brushes can not clean. In this way, the sealant protects the tooth and reduces the risk of tooth decay. Recommended for all children, as well as young people and adults who are at risk of cavities. The procedure takes about a few minutes for a tooth to be sealed.