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Q [ Dentisty] Is cleaning necessary? I heard that cleaning would lead to gaps between teeth

Cleaning is essential to prevent periodontitis.

Periodontitis, which causes the gums to swell, bleed, and teeth to move,is caused by plaque,

plaque and bacteria accumulated on the surface of the teeth.

Tooth stones can only be removed through cleaning, so they should be cleaned regularly.
Cleaning does not create gaps between teeth, but misunderstands the space that appears when the tartar sinks

and the gums swell as gaps between the teeth.

Q [Dentistry] How often should I undergo cleaning? Is not cleaning free once a year?

The frequency varies from person to person, but in general, it is recommended to undergo cleaning once a year.

In some cases, you may need to undergo cleaning once every 3 to 6 months.

National Health Insurance is applied to cleaning once a year for adults over the age of 19, and a co-payment is incurred.

It's not free.

Q [Dentistry] I would like to know how long cleaning takes and if it is possible to eat right after cleaning.

Cleaning usually takes 20 to 30 minutes, but it may be shorter or longer depending on your oral condition.

You can eat right after   cleaning, but you should avoid spicy or irritating foods on the day and you may want to avoid eating food

that is too cold or hot for 1 to 2 weeks because it may cause a cold.

Q [Dentistry] Do wisdom teeth have to be removed?

Some people do not have a wisdom tooth, but in many cases, wisdom teeth are impacted or partially covered by the gums

because there is not enough space for them to come out. In such cases, food debris easily accumulates,

causing injuries to adjacent teeth, inflammation of the gums, and in severe cases, infection between the fasciae.

In such cases, extraction of the tooth is recommended.

If your wisdom teeth came out properly and are functioning because there is enough space, or if you have no symptoms

because  your wisdom teeth are well cared for, you dont need to have them extracted.

Q [Dentistry] My teeth are sensitive to cold liquid and food.

There are various causes of sensitive teeth, from temporary sores caused by the acidity of ingested food to pits in the teeth

or dental caries.

If there are dental caries or pits in teeth, the condition can be improved by removing the cause of sensitive teeth through

restorative treatment and using toothpaste developed for sensitive teeth.

To determine the accurate cause, we recommend you visit a dentist and have an examination. 

Q [Dentistry] What kind of treatment is root canal therapy? How many times should I get it?

Thin nerves and blood vessels are distributed inside the teeth. In the case of a very deep cavity,

infected nerves and blood vessels are removed and the area is sealed with sterile materials to prevent re-infection.

The number of treatments varies depending on the condition of the teeth, but it is usually three or four times,

and one visit takes about 45 minutes.

Because the treatment stimulates the root of the tooth, there may be pain on the day of treatment and the next day.

Q [Dentistry] Is crown treatment necessary after root canal therapy?

A tooth that has undergone root canal therapy may be broken by the force of chewing

because there is not much left of the natural tooth.

Therefore, in the case of molars, the teeth must be covered and protected.

For incisors that have a lot of remaining natural teeth and where little chewing force is applied,

there are cases where crown treatment is not performed.

Q [Dentistry] How do you treat cracked teeth?

Cracks are not easily observed with the naked eye, and often do not appear on radiographs,

and fine cracks may be observed in normal teeth without any symptoms.

Therefore, the diagnosis of cracked teeth is determined based on symptoms.

When the patient chews food, he/she will feel a strong, sharp pain, typically like an electric shock. Since it is symptomatic

treatment, a diagnosis is made when the same reaction is shown during repeated examinations at the dental clinic.

The treatment is carried out in the following order.


1) After the tooth is cut down, a temporary crown is placed on it, and when the symptoms disappear,

     the final crown treatment is performed.

 2) If symptoms remain even after the temporary crown, root canal therapy is performed,

      and the final crown treatment is performed afterward.

 3) If symptoms remain even after root canal therapy, the tooth may have to be extracted.


Because the treatment does not fundamentally cure the disease but rather slows the progression of cracks,

the lifespan of the tooth cannot be definitely guaranteed even after treatment.

Symptoms may appear again even when the treatment is completed because the symptoms subsided,

although such cases are rare. Of course, there are many cases where the teeth are used well for a long time.

Since it is difficult to predict the results of treatment of cracked teeth, treatment is carried out after sufficient explanation

before treatment. 

Q [Dentistry] Clicking sounds are heard from the temporomandibular joint.

Clicking sounds without accompanying pain are mainly due to a change in the position of the disc in the temporomandibular joint

and is a common symptom observed in one of four people. No particular treatment is necessary in such cases.

However, if chewing or mouth opening is accompanied by pain or the mouth cannot open or close,

it is necessary to visit the dentist and receive active treatment.

Q [Dentistry] Can I get orthodontic or whitening treatment?
We do not provide orthodontic or whitening treatment at our clinic.