It is our pleasure to welcome to HIH Department of dentistry. Our Department of Dentistry is well equipped and staffed as a specialized department for prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and family education of all dental and oral problems and issues that are related to teeth, oral cavity and pharynx. Our advanced treatment options provide each patient with an exceptional level of care. We do our best to meet all your needs and to provide the highest level of care for you and your family members. Your satisfaction is our responsibility.
What is Dentistry?
Dentistry is the department which is concerned with diagnosis and management of dental and oropharyngeal diseases, disorders and congenital anomalies.
What is a dentist?
A Dentist is a physician who is specialized in diagnosis and management of problems that are related to patients’ teeth, gums, and related parts of the mouth. They provide advice and instructions on how to take care of teeth and gums and on how to determine your diet choices that affect oral and dental health. Our hospital HIH has a great and very qualified staff of specialized dentists.
The dental department at HIH offers a full range of dental services covering both treatment and cosmetic procedures. Our services are covered by several consultants each having an area of expertise in the following subspecialties: general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative services and oral surgery.
When to see a dentist:
Dental problems are very common among all age groups, starting from eruption of milking teeth, even among children.
The unique character of dental disorders is that they are universally prevalent and does not undergo remission or termination if untreated and require special expertise and professional treatment. So, routine checkup with your dentist can help you to be on top of your dental health.
Routine checkup is best to be every six months to reach a satisfying level of dental care.
If you experience any of the following symptoms, you have to see your dentist immediately.
If your mouth or jaw hurts, it could be from a toothache. Toothaches usually indicate a cavity, but they can also be a sign of gum disease. In some cases, toothache is a sign of an abscess or impacted tooth. Any toothache has to be evaluated by a dentist in a right way to determine the specific cause of the problem and prevent the tooth from death.
That hurt during eating or drinking hot or cold beverages. Sensitive teeth should not be neglected as they could be complicated with serious problems such as tooth decay. So, if you have sensitive teeth, visit our department for examination and prescription of the suitable drugs and life style modifications. Follow the instructions of treatment to get the best of your dental health.
Bleeding or sore gum
It may be due to general causes of bleeding as hypertension, liver disease or hemophilia. It also may be due to local disease as gingivitis. So, thorough history, examination and investigations are essential for proper management.
It may be a self-limited condition, but any mouth sore that lasts for more than one week, should be examined by your dentist to detect the cause and manage the condition properly not to propagate to serious complications.
It can be caused by what you eat, poor mouth hygiene, dry mouth, smoking or other medical conditions. Persistent bad breath can also be a warning sign of gum disease.
Brushing twice a day and flossing daily are essential to reduce bad breath and prevent gum disease. Brushing your tongue can help too. If you are concerned about what is causing your bad breath, see your dentist. HIH qualified team of dentists can determine the cause and provide a treatment plan.
Jaw pain or popping / clicking in the jaw:
It may be due to toothache, arthritis, injury, teeth grinding, sinus problems, gingivitis or problems with your jaw like TMJ. So, diagnosis is difficult due to the variety of causes that can cause this symptom. In our department at HIH, we will conduct a thorough examination and imaging which will enable us to accurately determine the source of the pain.
That results as a side effect of some medications or it may be a sign of a specific disease. So, call our department to detect the cause, treat it and regain moisture of your mouth.
Infection complicating oral piercings:
If the piercing incision is inflamed, you have to call your dentist urgently, as the oral piercing place is very liable to bacterial infections.
Cracked or broken teeth:
It may occur from injury or otherwise and it may distract your smile or eating. So call your dentist for proper management.
Stained or discolored teeth:
It may be caused by staining beverages as coffee, tea and smoking or due to aging.
All these symptoms are indicators to seek medical help. In our specialized department in HIH, we have a very trained and qualified team that can help you for your cure. They can give you the proper medical advice and put management plan which is suitable for your disease requirements.
Even without symptoms, you may need to visit your dentist!!
Regular checkups every six months are very important for your teeth health and safety.
The regular visits can help to detect many silent problems from the start, so we can avoid many problems that may affect your health, wallet and the peace of your mind.
Some of the purposes of regular checkup visits:
- Looking for plaque, tartar and cavities
- Gum disease detection
- Keeping bad habits in check (as smoking)
- Oral cancer detection
- Finding problems under the surface with X-rays:
X-rays allow the physician to see what happens beneath the surfaces of your mouth. It is a crucial part of the checkup visits. It can diagnose problems that are not visible by the naked eye such as impacted tooth and destructive diseases that are silent or with little symptoms.
- Head, neck and lymph nodes checkups:
Lymph nodes affection may be an alarming sign of major health problems, so if an abnormality is present, our team in HIH will alert you to it and refer you to the appropriate medical professional.
Our services and what we treat
Your smile is our responsibility!
Proper dental care is vital to maintain your teeth and gums healthy, and this in return will maintain your attractive smile and your overall health. So at Hassabo International hospital, we provide a full range of services to meet your family’s dental needs including:
- Preventive Care
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Children’s Dentistry
- Treatment of Gum Disease
- Restorative Dentistry
- Oral Surgery
We are passionate about our efforts and proud of the quality of our dental services. We use state of the art techniques, procedures and treatments available to maintain, restore and improve the health of your teeth.
General dentists at HIH provide a wide range of services that are essential to your continued health. We begin by performing a proper evaluation of your teeth and gums and map out a personalized management plan for you. Preventive care is essential to keeping teeth and gums healthy. Our dentists provide education to everyone in your family about proper dental habits to last a lifelong.
We are ready to make you smile!
An attractive smile is an essential part of life. So we at HIH dentistry department will help you get the sparkling smile you’ve always wanted by providing wide range of cosmetic services and procedures including:
· Teeth whitening (coming soon)
There are several techniques for eliminating tooth discoloration to give the sparkling smile you are looking for. These techniques include:
This is office procedure where the dentist uses light or laser to the deeply rooted stains. It can whiten the teeth up to 8 shades based on the initial level of discoloration and your desire.
· At-Home Whitening
At home chemical whitening using over-the-counter products, such as whitening toothpastes, removes only surface stains. Unfortunately, this method is more gradual, less noticeable to others and rarely some patients experience gum sensitivity in response to the gel.
We offer tooth colored porcelain, gold and silver fillings. Porcelain has an advantage of being preferred to be used for front teeth. Our highly-trained staff of dentists can frequently make fillings to match the color of your other teeth.
· Composite bonding
It is a cosmetic technique which is fast, minimally invasive and inexpensive. It is indicated for small corrections such as minor decay, chips, cracks, gaps between teeth, discoloration and crooked teeth.
Our highly skilled dentists at HIH also provide:
· Porcelain veneers
· Teeth straightening
· Contouring, reshaping or enameloplasty
· Gum graft, gum lift or gingivectomy
· Gum depigmentation
· Bridges, dentures, and implants
Our dentists at HIH ensure providing a proper personalized evaluation to determine the best appropriate treatment which meets your personal needs
Removing tooth decay and placing a filling in the affected tooth is the most common restorative procedure. But that’s not the only restorative procedure we offer at HIH dentistry department, we also provide:
If you have missing or damaged teeth due to injury, disease, or decay, dental implants may be a great dental solution for you. Dental implants are especially recommended for patients with poor-fitting dentures.
Dental implants are titanium screws that are integrated with your jawbone to act as an anchor and to support a false tooth or teeth for a stable, long-lasting restoration.
Both full and partial Removable dentures replace some or all missing or damaged teeth restoring the appearance and function of your teeth and improving your smile and overall facial appearance
Implant-supported dentures are attached to dental implant posts in the jawbone to enhance the stability of restoration and allow you to eat and speak comfortably.
Crowns, also called caps, are dental restorations that are placed over structurally damaged teeth to enhance their strength and stability.
Smile without gaps! A dental bridge closes the gap left by a missing tooth utilizing a false tooth and one or more dental crowns. Dental bridges allow you to chew, eat, and speak naturally. If you would you like to close a gap between your teeth with a suitable and durable dental restoration, contact our department to explore your available options.
Our pediatric dentists are trained in the oral health and development of infants, children, and teenagers and provide the state-of-the-art diagnostic procedures and treatment options for a wide range of children’s dental issues. Most importantly, we teach your children lifetime, healthy dental habits.
At the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) Clinic at Hassabo International Hospital your care is provided by highly skilled and well trained specialists. Our oral surgeons use the latest pain management techniques to do so with minimum discomfort. Please contact our department to schedule a one-on-one consultation.
Information about the clinic
Why should I visit the clinic?
As proper dental care is vital to maintain your teeth and gums healthy, and this in return will maintain your attractive smile and your overall health.
What happens at the clinic?
During the first visit, your doctor will listen to your concerns, may ask a series of questions including your current medications, family history, other medical conditions including allergies, eating habits to help reach the proper diagnosis and treatment, and then examine you thoroughly through examining your teeth & gums. At the end of the visit, your doctor may ask for some tests to help reach the diagnosis.
Scheduling your appointment:
Patients are generally seen by appointments, however if your situation is urgent, please inform our staff when you call or visit our around the clock emergency department. Our best effort will be made to see you as soon as possible and the specialized dentist will be immediately notified to assess your needs.
How should I prepare for the clinic?
When you schedule your appointment, we will ask you to provide important information that will help us evaluate your current condition:
- Be prepared with the questions you want to ask
- Bring a notebook and pen, we encourage you to take notes
- If this is a follow up visit, you have to remember to write down the changes you have experienced since your last visit.
- All records that refer in any way to your condition.
- A complete list of your medications.
- All prior medical records, including x-ray films, biopsy,reports, labs and/or pathology records.
- Any necessary referrals or prior authorization required by your insurance company.
Questions and/or comments
Our first mission is to give you a satisfactory service. Your satisfaction is our responsibility.
If, after reading this leaflet, you still have any comments or questions, please feel free to ask any of our staff members, the Specialists, nurses or even receptionist in our department. They will do their best to give you more information or arrange an appointment for you with the Consultant or dentist.
We would be happy if you could let us know whether you are satisfied about our care. For this purpose, a visitor’s book & evaluation form are available in each unit of our departments. We would like you to write down your comments, experiences and/or suggestions for improvement, so that we can share this with our staff members. This data may help us to improve our service at the department.
The Medical Director /patient & care provider service center can be reached on 01006625687-23520003-23521002-23520008-23521006-23521007-23520040
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Physicians and staff members in the dentistry Department in HIH their first and last job is to provide the most updated and comprehensive care available. In addition, our goal is to continue educating patients and their family members to help them gain a solid understanding of all care provided and procedures performed. Visit our Department of dentistry with any questions you may have.