Dental Caries is the unmet health care need of the growing population of our country. Changing lifestyles and food habits have led to increased incidence of caries and associated pathologies. This has increased demands for restorations and endodontic therapy. Restorations generally include removing the decay from the tooth and filling it with a metallic or esthetic material that will bring the tooth back to the normal form and function.
This Department deals with the restoration and rehabilitation of teeth. Restorations may include metallic restorations like silver amalgam and esthetic restorations such as composite resins and ceramics. Rehabilitation also includes esthetic procedures like tooth whitening or bleaching, inlays and onlays.
Endodontics deals with the preservation of teeth that have the decay reaching upto the pulp. Our aim is to relieve the pain, make sure the infection is removed completely and the tooth is brought back to proper form and function. To this end we have advanced and sophisticated instruments like surgical microscope, mechanized root canal instruments and digital radiography.
The bulk of the clinical practice involves either saving or restoring the tooth. We try to inculcate treatment skills in the students, foster development of individual thinking, questioning and improvising current knowledge. The overall perspective of this Department is focused on maintaining the vitality and health of the tooth either by restorations or endodontics, thereby prolonging the life of a tooth that would have been earlier condemned for removal.