Questions and answers

In this section you will find many of the most common questions that our patients have when they go to our dental clinic.

Anyway, remember that each case is unique and a correct answer can only be found through a visit to the dentist. Remember you can request appointment with us through this website or by calling to our phone number.

We also remind you that the Costumer Support Department is equally at your service for solving any questions your treatment can generate. Do not hesitate to contact us before, during or after the treatment.

- Do not use the toothbrush in the area of intervention. You should start cleaning the rest of the teeth the day after the surgery
- Do not chew on the side of intervention

- Do not eat food too consistent and hard

- Do not rinse your mouth vigorously

- If you notice any stitch, avoid repeatedly touching it with your tongue because can be moved or might fall down.

- In the first 24-36 hours you may notice discomforts in the operated area, especially when anaesthesia disappear. These annoyances are usually well controlled with mild painkillers. Remember that it is not advisable to take painkillers with an empty stomach.

- It is quite possible that the wound bled a little, that part of the face near the operated area swell slightly and you might notice excessive salivation. If you find a frank bleeding, take a small gauze and compress the affected area with it for half an hour. If you want, although usually it’s not necessary, you can reduce or prevent inflammation placing some ice cubes in a plastic bag and apply it over the intervention. Eliminate excess of saliva with a handkerchief, but not spitting, to avoid compromising the healing clot.

- The first night after surgery, try to sleep with the head slightly higher than normal.

- Applyvaseline or another lubricant ointment in the corner of the lips, three or four times a day, if you feel discomfort or you have chapped lips.
- As it happens after any surgery,the rest of the operated area is very important to promote healing and reduce the possible pain, bleeding and swelling. Avoid excessive efforts of any kind. You can carry out your normal lives, but the more you reduce the physical activity the better you will feel, especially the first two days.

- It is advisable to limit the consumption of tobacco and alcohol, during the first four days.

Whenever you have any fears or doubts contact our clinic where the staff will help you, feel free to contact us.
- In case of intense bleeding.

-In case of severe pain despite medication.

- If the medication causes abnormal reactions.

- If in immediate load implant surgery the prosthesis bothered or moved.

- If three or four days after surgery increases the pain.

Questions about odontologyand treatments.

In general, most of our patients come twice a year to their maintenance visits and we make a full and adequate prophylaxis for each patient.

The life of a brush should not be more than three months since then the filaments are badly damaged.

Yes, these brushes can also be used to increase motivation in oral hygiene. In cases where exist any difficulty using the manual are highly recommended.

No, surgical procedure is less traumatic and less painful than a simple teeth extraction. With the proper medication the operative and post-operative discomfort are virtually non-existent.

This was probably some inflammation of the gums, but feel free to attend our clinic for a proper examination and diagnosis with CT scan.

Tobacco smoke that comes to about 60-65 degrees delayed wound directly, and also indirectly negatively interfering with biological healing processes. It is forbidden for 24 hours after surgery.

It is not absolutely necessary to remove the third molar above the same intervention but would be advisable to remove it in order to prevent the same thing happening to you at the bottom.

During the extraction could have stayed behind a small fragment of bone or a splinter. This explains why the past few months the body has expelled a fragment. Unfrequently it could be supernumerary piece that remain after the wisdom tooth extraction; which are easily detectable by radiology.

Yes, it is necessary to remove the part of the molar that remains as it is an entry point for bacteria that can cause infections.

Because the torus is not a disease or illness that needs to be treated. It is simply a bigger bone than normal on the inside of the jaw, next to the tongue. It’s only worth to do a bone surgery if causes some difficulty or particular problem.

The need for endodontic on the teeth will require a visit to assess their clinical status, an X-ray tests and some assessments to check the response to different stimulations such as heat and cold. If wanted you can request a visit with us and we will offer a diagnosis to solve your doubts.

After extraction and before placing an implant normally takes two to three months. We could assess the possibility ofplacing a provisional one to improve the aesthetics during these months of waiting. You can call our phone and make an appointment without obligation. We can also do a CT scan of the area and try to place the immediate implant if it’s possible.

Implantology where there is not much bone has always difficulties but in Doc. Espadas Dental Clinic we have surgical techniques and the most advanced implant designs which allows us to deal with situations before considered impossible.

Yes, your problem is treatable using a device called a bruxism splint. This splint (is a rigid plastic device perfectly suited to mouth), regularly used at night, stands between the teeth and usually provides excellent results. Occasionally the physiotherapist specialized on ATM equipment can collaborate on a treatment plan indicating specific exercises for the treatment and prevention.

In patients suffering from bruxism is very important using dischargesplint to avoid prolonged abrade of the tooth structure as well as muscular and temporomandibular joint affections.

From 3 years old, usually because it’s when they have all the teeth (10 teeth). However, since getting the first tooth it is important to regularly check your child's teeth; must have a uniform white. If there are specks or dots you might have to go to the pediatricdentistry, the dentist of the children.

If the tooth had been removed because had a caries and permanent tooth is not yet mature enough to grow this delay is normal. If so it is important to put a space maintainer (to avoid the close of the space) especially if the natural eruption remains missing for months. Even he is on the age of permanent teeth growing a delay of one month it’s something you shouldn’t worry about.

There are children that go backward in the fall of teeth, possibly your daughter milkteeth also take more time than expected to grow. To discard any anomalies in permanent teeth formation it’s required to make an X-ray scan by a pediatric dentist, but these anomalies are very rare.

It can be reconstructed without problem if the child helps. The first step is to attend to a pediatric dentist so the professional can talk and psychologically assessed the child and determinate her capacity for collaboration.

In fact is not bad, there are premature children in the fall of her first teeth and the appearance of thedefinitive one. This process typically begins when children reach the sixyearsold but there are genetic factors that can make this process earlier.

It is necessary to do an orthodontics study to determine with certainty the need of placing brackets. Although in general, the lack of space for the tuskshould often need brackets or other orthodontics.

It is better to solve the problems you have before starting treatment, once orthodontic treatment have started, arches and brackets make it difficult and sometimes impossible to heal some caries.

An orthodontist can evaluate the possibility of orthodontics options without brackets (Invisalign). If this is not possible or not interested you can perform a cosmetic treatment of smile redesign using porcelain veneers.

We can perform you an "invisible" orthodontic likeInvisalign. This technique does not require wearing traditional braces. If you do not want any orthodontic to align your teethyou could get veneers / or aesthetic facets placed or visit a dentist specialized in dental aesthetic who can perform an aesthetic reconstruction with dental composites, like the ones we have within our professionals who will analyse your particular case.

One possibility could be that you have gingivitis, which causes an increase of the blood flow of the area that turns into bleeding when brushing as a result of the gum inflammation. The origin of the inflammation is often an incorrect way of brushing your teeth. Among others causes it could be a warning sign against a possible diabetes which does not cause inflammation in itself but can bring on gingivitis. It would be advisable to visit your dentist (preferably a periodontist who is specialist in gum problems) for a proper assessment.

They can be fleshing for two reasons: for brushing too hard and in a horizontally way or because the most common reason, the periodontal disease that is caused by bacterial growth under the gum. These bacteria produces a progressive loss of teeth supporting tissue (first bone loss and then gum loss). If the process is not stopped by a periodontal treatment performed by a periodontist, teeth can gain movement and finally fall, what is commonly known as pyorrhea.

Fillings are used to replacethe tissue affected by decay. Caries are completely eliminated and the resulting cavity is filled with a shutter material with a perfect aesthetic result.

Yes, indeed supernumerary teeth may appear in the mouth (teeth surplus or excess). Both infant or primary teething with 20 teeth and adult or permanentteething with 32 teeth.

It can be done. To put the implants we should lift up fixed prosthetic bearing now. We will give you a plan for rehabilitation treatment so at any time of the process aesthetics would not be affected.

The upper dentures usually hold up better than the lower. In addition you can always improve grip through the sticky buns. If you still feel insecure and prefer more comfort you can always turn to get implants.

Indeed, it is advisable to remove the remains of roots which mightbecome a possible source of infections entry, since the roots have an inside duct.

Possibly prostheses have an excessive extension into the soft palate, a natural arealikely to cause nausea. In this case the prosthesis must be tweak it a little shorter. It may also be a nausea hypersensitivity, there are patients get nauseas even with normal brushing. But the best treatment is the placement of implants with fixed prosthesis, this treatment will make nausea disappear.

All treatments are completely painless because we use the newest anaesthesia on the market and customized for each specific treatment. It is natural that many people have an aversion to being visited by a dentist but as you can see that delaying of the visit has caused major damage in your teeth, at Doc.EspadasDental Clinic we are especially sensitivewith people who have an aversion and even phobias to dental treatment. Do not hesitate to be greeted with the maximum professionalism, humanity and, of course, any kind of damage or pain.