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What is general dentistry?

By maintaining oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist, diseases of the oral cavity can be prevented or stopped in time.

General dentistry services include calculus removal, composite fillings, mechanical endodontics and installation of dental pins. These services are intended for all patients who want to properly take care of their oral health and prevent the development of oral cavity diseases.

The basics of dental health, from calculus removal to complex procedures

Dentum places great importance on comprehensive dental care. Using advanced endodontic treatments and pin installation methods, our goal is to keep your teeth healthy and functional, preserving the natural beauty of your smile.

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Frequently asked questions

What is dental calculus and how is it formed?

Dental calculus is a hard deposit on the teeth formed by the mineralization of saliva and plaque. Plaque is a colorless accumulation of bacteria that remains on teeth, crowns, bridges, and other oral cavity tissues. It is the main cause of decay of the tooth-supporting apparatus, and if it is not removed, leads to tooth loss and decay of dental bone.

How does caries form and is it dangerous?

Caries is one of the most common health problems in the world. These are damages on the tooth surface that develop into tiny openings or holes. It is caused by a combination of factors, including bacteria in the mouth, drinking sugary drinks and poor oral hygiene.

Caries is an infection of the dental tissue by microorganisms that destroy its structure. The symptoms of caries depend on which tooth is affected and how big it is. If left untreated, caries spreads more and more through the tooth tissue, causing numerous consequences and complications.

How to prevent caries?

The main way to prevent caries is proper oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups. Also, you can reduce the risk of caries by brushing your teeth at least twice a day with a toothpaste containing fluoride and by avoiding foods and drinks that contain sugar. Caries develop more often on the back teeth, so you should pay special attention to them when brushing.

What are the symptoms of pulpitis?

Symptoms of pulpitis include throbbing pain stronger at night or when lying down, swelling, pain when biting, fistulas in the mouth, and sensitivity to temperature changes (especially cold). Be sure to contact your dentist if you have any of the above symptoms

How long does composite filling last and when should it be replaced?

Today, composite fillings are made from light-curing materials (composites), which are of higher quality, longer lasting and of incomparably greater aesthetic value.

At Dentum, we offer a two-year warranty on fillings. A properly performed filling can last a lifetime, but fillings on the front teeth need to be replaced after a while for aesthetic reasons.

Dunja Čeko

“It is important to keep the teeth as clean as they were after the calculus removal and sandblasting treatment. After each meal, plaque is deposited on the surface of the teeth and bacteria settle on it. When the plaque remains intact for 24 to 72 hours on the teeth, it calcifies, that is, it hardens and it is no longer possible to remove it with a brush, but it requires professional removal.”

Dunja Čeko, dr.med.dent.

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