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Patient Information
  • Your First Visit

    Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options.
    Occasionally, emergency treatment if required will be done on the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.
    Please assist us by also providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
    1. Your referral slip and any existing X-rays.
    2. A list of medications you are presently taking.
    3. History of allergy to any medication.

    A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under 18 years of age at the consultation visit. Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (E.g- diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are on any medication (E.g- heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.) or require medication prior to dental treatment.

  • Scheduling

    Dr. Mehta's Dental Care & Cure clinic is open Monday through Saturday from 5 pm until 8:30 pm, and by Appointments only in the mornings. We will schedule your appointment as promptly as possible. If you have pain or an emergency situation, every attempt will be made to see you that same day.

    We try our best to stay on schedule to minimize your waiting. Due to the fact, Dr. Mehta's Dental Care & Cure provides many types of dental services; various circumstances may lengthen the time allocated to you for a procedure. Emergency cases can also arise and cause delays.Be assured, you will receive the same quality of care and consideration with your appointment.Should a delay occur we appreciate your understanding and patience.
    Please call us at 91-9552594080 with any questions or to schedule an appointment, or use our Request Appointment button on our webpage.

  • Financial Policy

    For your convenience we accept cash and cheques.
    In cases, where two or more appointments are required for one treatment (E.g- Root canal procedure or Crown/Bridge placement), 50% of the payment must be made at the first appointment and the rest should be cleared off before the treatment finishes.

  • Infection Control

    Infection control and universal precautions protect patients and staff alike. Everyone benefits from rigorous infection control — you, your dentist, and the dental team. The cornerstone in a good and safe dental practice is the element of trust. You should feel free to discuss this topic at Dr. Mehta's Dental Care & Cure and receive a straightforward answer.

    These measures include:
    * Disinfectant hand soap
    * Gloves and face masks
    * Chemical disinfection of countertops and surfaces
    * Sterilization of all equipment before every use
    * Disposable materials

    We sterilize all reusable equipment, including dental hand pieces. We use an autoclave, a device that kills bacteria and viruses by steam, heat and pressure.
    The best defence against disease is information. The more you know, the better equipped you are to make wise decisions about your health care. The more you know about our daily procedures and policies, the more comfortable you will feel.

  • Precision Dentistry

    When you seek care at our office, you can be assured that we utilize the latest in the technology to enhance the quality of your dental care.

    Digital Imaging:
    Dental radiographs are invaluable aid in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure from dental radiographs is extremely minimal. At Dr. Mehta's Dental Care & Cure, our clinical staff uses Digital Imaging Technologies (RVG) within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 60% less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging allows us to store and view patient images at a click of a button.

    Advanced Grafting Techniques:
    At Dr. Mehta's Dental Care & Cure Clinic, we use the safest and the latest bone grafting materials and technologies to help regenerate your bone levels.

    Invisible Orthodontics:
    We offer customised CAD-CAM invisible braces for patients who are conscious about getting visible braces.

    Dental Implants:
    Dental implants have revolutionized the way we restore lost teeth. There are many brands of dental implants but not all deliver the same quality and predictability to the patient. Dr. Mehta is trained in implant dentistry and uses only the highest quality components engineered to deliver the best and lasting result to the patient.

  • Home Care Instructions

    After any dental work, including extractions, we advise patients to read through these instructions to ensure the best healing and follow-up care. If you have any questions regarding any instructions you have been given, or you are experiencing unusual discomfort, please call us at 91-9552594080.

    Oral Hygiene:
    Daily brushing and flossing are a must for maintaining your new dental work. Daily plaque removal is critical for the long-term success of your dental work, as are regular cleaning appointments.
    Brush at least twice a day. Flossing is most effective in the evening right before bed when your teeth will stay clean the longest. Any food that can crack, chip or damage a natural tooth can do the same to your new teeth. Avoid hard foods and substances (such as nuts, ice, fingernails, or pencils) and sticky candies. Smoking will stain your new teeth. Minimize or avoid foods that stain such as coffee, red wine, tea, and berries.
    If you engage in sports let us know so we can make a custom mouth guard appliance to protect your teeth. Likewise, if you grind your teeth, be sure to wear a night guard that is custom made for your mouth.

    After Crown and Bridge Appointments:
    Crowns and bridges usually take two or three appointments to complete. In the first visit, the teeth are prepared and moulds of the mouth are taken. Temporary crowns or bridges are placed to protect the teeth while the custom restoration is being made. Since the teeth will be anesthetized, the tongue, lips and roof of the mouth may be numb. Please refrain from eating and drinking hot beverages until the numbness is completely worn off.
    It is very important for the temporary crown to stay in place, as it will prevent other teeth from moving and compromising the fit of your final restoration.
    To keep your temporaries in place, avoid eating sticky foods (gum), hard foods, and if possible, chew on the opposite side of your mouth. It is important to brush normally, but floss carefully and don't pull up on the floss which may dislodge the temporary but pull the floss out from the side of the temporary crown.
    If your bite feels uneven, if you have persistent pain, or if you have any other questions or concerns, please call our office at 91-9552594080

  • About orthodontics:

    1. What is the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist?
    An orthodontist is a general dentist that has had at least 3 more years of full-time training in orthodontics resulting in a nationally accepted specialty licensed certificate.

    2. What is the right age to consult for orthodontic problems?
    As a rule of thumb, we like to evaluate young patients after the 6-year molars erupt and the front permanent teeth just start to appear. This is usually between the ages of 6 and 8

    3. Why are patients evaluated at such a young age?
    The purpose of early evaluation is to inform, observe, and if necessary, to start treatment. At this early age, the eventual needs and problematic habits may be identified and discussed. Although orthodontic treatment can be started at any age, many orthodontic problems are easier to correct if detected at an early age before jaw growth has slowed.

    4. How long does braces treatment take?
    This will vary for each patient. It always depends on how much your jaw needs to change and how far your teeth must move. Complete treatment can usually be accomplished in 2 years of active tooth movement.

    5. Do you treat adult patients for orthodontics?
    About 25% of orthodontic patients today are adults, including many who are 60+ years of age. New, more cosmetic appliances are making adult treatment much more comfortable and convenient.

    6. Do braces hurt?
    Braces do not hurt though you may feel a small amount of discomfort for a couple of days as your teeth, tongue, gums and cheeks get used to your new braces.

    7. Do retainers need to be worn after braces?
    Yes, retainers are worn full-time for about 12 months followed by night time wear.

  • After Tooth Extraction

    After tooth extraction, it is important for a blood clot to form, to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process. That's why we ask you to bite on a gauze pad for 45-60 minutes after the appointment. If the bleeding or oozing still persists, place another gauze pad and bite firmly for another 30 minutes. You may have to do this several times.

    After the blood clot forms, it is important not to disturb or dislodge the clot as it aids healing. Do not rinse vigorously, suck on straws, smoke, drink alcohol or brush teeth next to the extraction site for 1 week. These activities will dislodge or dissolve the clot which as a result will retard the healing process. Limit vigorous exercise for the next 24 hours as this will increase blood pressure and may cause more bleeding from the extraction site.

    After the tooth is extracted, depending on the complexity of the procedure, you may feel some discomfort and experience some swelling. If swelling occurs it will usually peak about 36-48 hours after the procedure and then go down. An ice pack or an unopened bag of frozen peas or corn applied to the area will keep swelling to a minimum.

    Use the pain medication as directed. Call the office at 91-9552594080 if the medication doesn't seem to be working. If antibiotics are prescribed, continue to take them for the indicated length of time, even if signs and symptoms of infection are gone. Drink lots of fluid and eat nutritious soft food on the day of the extraction. You can eat normally as soon as you are comfortable.

    It is important to resume your normal dental routine after 24 hours. This should include brushing twice and flossing at least once a day. This will speed healing and help keep your mouth fresh and clean.

    After a few days you will feel fine and can resume your normal activities. If you have heavy bleeding, severe pain, continued swelling after 3 days, or a reaction to the medication, call our office immediately at 91-9552594080.

  • After Composite Fillings (tooth coloured fillings)

    Avoid any chewing and hot beverages for 1 hour after the filling procedure.
    It is normal to experience some hot, cold, or pressure sensitivity after your appointment. You may also experience tender gums. If pressure sensitivity persists beyond a few days or if the sensitivity to hot or cold increases, contact our office at 91-9552594080.

  • Dental Health Maintenance

    1. Oral Hygiene
    Why is oral hygiene so important?
    Adults over 35 years lose more teeth to gum diseases (periodontal disease) than from cavities. Three out of four adults are affected at some time in their life. The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is by good tooth brushing and flossing techniques, performed daily.
    Periodontal disease and decay are both caused by bacterial plaque. Plaque is a colourless film, which sticks to your teeth at the gum line. Plaque constantly forms on your teeth. By thorough daily brushing and flossing you can remove these germs and help prevent periodontal disease.

    How to Brush?
    We recommend using a soft to medium bristled tooth brush. Position the brush at a 45 degree angle where your gums and teeth meet. Gently move the brush in a sweeping motion several times using small, gentle strokes brushing the outside surfaces of your teeth. Use light pressure while putting the bristles between the teeth, but not so much pressure that you feel any discomfort.

    When you are done cleaning the outside surfaces of all your teeth, follow the same directions while cleaning the inside of the back teeth.

    To clean the inside surfaces of the upper and lower front teeth, hold the brush vertically. Make several gentle back-and-forth strokes over each tooth. Don't forget to gently brush the surrounding gum tissue.

    Next you will clean the biting surfaces of your teeth by using short, gentle strokes. Change the position of the brush as often as necessary to reach and clean all surfaces. Try to watch yourself in the mirror to make sure you clean each surface. After you are done, rinse vigorously to remove any plaque you might have loosened while brushing.

    How to Floss?
    Periodontal disease usually appears between the teeth where your toothbrush cannot reach. Flossing is a very effective way to remove plaque from those surfaces. However, it is important to develop the proper technique. The following instructions will help you, but remember it takes time and practice.

    Start with a piece of floss (waxed is easier) about 18" long. Lightly wrap most of the floss around the middle finger of one hand. Wrap the rest of the floss around the middle finger of the other hand.

    To clean the upper teeth, hold the floss tightly between the thumb and forefinger of each hand. Gently insert the floss tightly between the teeth using a back-and-forth motion. Do not force the floss or try to snap it into place. Bring the floss to the gum line then curve it into a C-shape against one tooth. Slide it into the space between the gum and the tooth until you feel light resistance. Move the floss up and down on the side of one tooth. Remember there are two tooth surfaces that need to be cleaned in each space. Continue to floss each side of all the upper teeth. Be careful not to cut the gum tissue between the teeth. As the floss becomes soiled, turn from one finger to the other to get a fresh section.

    To clean between the bottom teeth, guide the floss using the forefingers of both hands. Do not forget the back side of the last tooth on both sides, upper and lower.

    When you are done, rinse vigorously with water to remove plaque and food particles. Do not be alarmed if during the first week of flossing, your gums bleed or are a little sore. If your gums hurt while flossing you could be doing it too hard or pinching the gum. As you floss daily and remove the plaque your gums will heal and the bleeding should stop.

    Professional Cleaning:
    Daily brushing and flossing will keep dental calculus to a minimum, but a professional cleaning will remove calculus in places your toothbrush and floss have missed. Your visit to our office is an important part of your program to prevent gum disease. Keep your teeth for your lifetime.

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