Services and Procedures

What is dentistry and what are examples of dental conditions?

Dentistry is a branch of medicine that treats and helps in the management of conditions such as painful, damaged or missing teeth, mouth sores, and gum disease. Dentists and dental specialists are also active in the prevention of disease and the deterioration of the oral cavity.

An important part of their patient management involves giving advice and administering care to ensure that their patients maintain good dental hygiene. Regular brushing and flossing, a good diet and regular check-ups contribute to maintaining the health of the oral cavity.

Dental surgeons also perform tooth extraction, cavity filling, scaling, and polishing and minor surgical procedures such as root canal.

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When should you see a dental specialist?

If you or your loved ones are experiencing any of the following oral health symptoms, you might consider consulting a dental specialist:

  • Bleeding or swollen gums
  • Cavities
  • Chipped, missing, or discoloured teeth
  • Constantly dry mouth
  • Having trouble eating or swallowing
  • Jaw pain
  • Spots and sores in the mouth
  • Toothache
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Why you should consider our dental specialists in Singapore

Our dental specialists at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre have extensive qualifications in all areas of dentistry, including endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, paediatric dentistry, periodontics, prosthodontics, and dental public health.

Our team of expert dental specialists at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre offer a broad range of services in the diagnosis and management of oral diseases. Many have received advanced training in subspecialty fields after graduating with a specialty postgraduate degree.

Through rigorous diagnosis, clinical care, and rehabilitation, our specialists can effectively treat and manage your condition, alleviate any related pain, and work with you to establish a strategy to maintain good oral health.

Major Areas of Specialisation

There are a few different kinds of dental specialists. You may have problems of alignment which require correction by an orthodontist. Gum diseases or ailments are treated by a periodontist. A prosthodontist fits implants and other prosthetics and an endodontist performs root canal and other procedures involving the inner tooth. There are also dental specialists who treat only children, called paediatric dentists. Our dental specialists are all expertly trained and available to provide the highest quality of oral healthcare for patients with dental problems of any complexity.

Our dentists are able to treat the full spectrum of oral, dental, and jaw-related problems from simple cavities to restorations of damaged or missing teeth. Below are some of the conditions our specialists treat.

  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
    • Corrective jaw (orthognathic) surgery
    • Jaw treatments
    • Maxillofacial injuries, prosthetics, and rehabilitation
    • Dental oncology
    • Oral and craniofacial implant
    • Prosthetics, speech, and swallowing issues
    • Mouth guards and bite splints
    • Dentofacial deformity
  • Orthodontic services
    • Aesthetic dentistry (Braces, Invisalign, or surgery)
    • Crooked teeth, improper bite, and disproportionate jaw position
    • Wisdom teeth and impacted teeth
  • Endodontic services
    • Dental implants
  • Paediatric dentistry (for children)
    • Cleft lip and palate
    • Children’s dental problems
    • Early childhood caries
  • Periodontic services
    • Scaling and polishing
  • Prosthodontic services (Cosmetic restoration of teeth)
    • Damaged or missing teeth
    • Crowns and bridges
    • Tooth restoration
  • Cosmetic treatments
  • Dental care for medically compromised patients
  •  Dentures
  • Dry mouth (Sjogren’s syndrome)
  • Facial pain and temporomandibular disorder
  • General dentistry
  • Geriatric Special Care Dentistry
  • Gum disease
  • Multidisciplinary services
  • Obstructive sleep apnea and snoring
  • Oral disease and oral cancer
  • Oral surgery, extractions, and biopsies
  •  Ulcers
  • Veneers

Did you know?

Teeth are unique to each person, like fingerprints. Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body. An average person spends 38.5 days brushing their teeth over their lifetime.