Scaling is a meticulous procedure that removes plaque on the tooth surface and embedded within the gum pocket. A little discomfort may
be experienced if the cleaning is done slightly below the gum line. After scaling, we will polish off your pearlie whites with polishing paste for
a clean feel.
X-ray examinations are a necessary part of complete, comprehensive patient care.
Dental X-rays at Raffles Hospital are all digitized to offer best image quality at lowest radiation exposure to patients. We recommend
radiographs for every new patient to determine the present status of your oral health and to help us in your dental treatment planning.
Many diseases of the teeth and surrounding tissues cannot be seen when your dentist examines your mouth, hence an X-ray is
An X-ray examination may reveal:
- small areas of decay between the teeth;
- presence of periodontal (gum) disease;
- location of impacted teeth, e.g. wisdom teeth;
- infections in the bone;
- abscesses or cysts;
- developmental abnormalities;
- some types of tumors
Composite (white) fillings are mercury-free, plastic material matching natural tooth color used to replace missing parts of a tooth. Since
they bond to the tooth, composite fillings restore most of the original strength and natural appearance of the tooth.
Besides offering durability and strength, many patients opt for composite fillings, as they are also more aesthetically pleasant.
The tooth whitening procedure will make your teeth significantly whiter in less than an hour. You can in fact simply sit back and relax during this process.
Almost anyone wishing to lighten his / her teeth can benefit from the treatment, including individuals with severe food, coffee, tobacco or even tetracycline stains. The procedure will not soften or damage enamel.
Our dentist will first conduct a thorough dental examination to ensure booth your teeth and gum tissues are healthy and acceptable for treatment.
The tooth whitening process is normally painless. A very small percentage of people may experience a minor, dull ache following the procedure and temporary sensitivity towards hot and cold drinks.
Taking an analgesic that you normally use for your headache will almost always resolve the feeling. It is best to avoid very hot or cold drinks for the first 24 hours if there is any tooth sensitivity.
Advantages of tooth whitening:
- A safe, short and simple procedure!
- Immediate significant results with improvement by an average of 8 shades
- With regular maintenance, results are long-lasting
- Safe and comfortable
- Low sensitivity