"At Malik's Multispeciality Dental Clinic, our procedures and treatments are tailored to match the specific concerns of each and every member of your family from the perspective your entire mouth being healthy."


Digital radiography is a form of X-ray imaging, where digital X-ray sensors are used instead of traditional photographic film. Advantages include time efficiency through bypassing chemical processing and the ability to digitally transfer and enhance images. Also less radiation can be used to produce an image of similar contrast to conventional radiography.

Instead of X-ray film, digital radiography uses a digital image capture device. This gives advantages of immediate image preview and availability.

Digital radiography in dentistry provides us the ability to store patient images on a computer. This provides two key advantages over film in the form of full screen images that can be enhanced and zoomed in on, aiding diagnostics and providing easier patient communication.

Having side-by-side images of the digital x-ray and intraoral camera picture of the tooth/problem area displayed on the monitor as we talk to patients has helped them feel more comfortable about treatment recommendations and created an increased sense of urgency around getting work done sooner rather than later.


Deep cleaning is the process of removing or eliminating the etiologic agents – dental plaque, its products, and calculus – which cause inflammation, thus helping to establish a periodontium that is free of disease. Removal of adherent plaque and calculus with hand instruments can also be performed prophylactically on patients without periodontal disease.

Prophylaxis refers to scaling and polishing of the teeth in order to prevent oral diseases. Polishing does not remove calculus, but only some plaque and stains, and should therefore only be done in conjunction with scaling. Ultrasonic scalers vibrate at a frequency that breaks down bacterial cell membranes and removes both plaque and calculus. Hand instruments are used to complete the fine hand scaling that removes anything the ultrasonic scaler left. Ultrasonic scalers also include a liquid output or lavage, which aids in cooling the tool during use, as well as rinsing all the unwanted materials from the teeth and gum line. The lavage is used to deliver antimicrobial agents.


Composite resins, or tooth-coloured fillings, provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small- to mid-size fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. They can be used on either front or back teeth. They are a good choice for people who prefer that their fillings look more natural.

It generally takes longer to place a composite filling than it does for a metal filling. That’s because composite fillings require the tooth be kept clean and dry while the cavity is being filled. Tooth-coloured fillings are now used more often than amalgam or gold fillings probably due to cosmetics. In a society focused on a white, bright smile, people tend to want fillings that blend with the natural color of their teeth.


Root canal treatment is used to save teeth which would otherwise need to be removed. It is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth (known as the pulp) is infected through decay or injury.

When a tooth's nerve tissue or pulp is damaged, it breaks down and bacteria begin to multiply within the pulp chamber. The bacteria and other decayed debris can cause an infection or abscessed tooth. An abscess is a pus-filled pocket that forms at the end of the roots of the tooth. An abscess occurs when the infection spreads all the way past the ends of the roots of the tooth. In addition to an abscess, an infection in the root canal of a tooth

can cause:

  • Swelling that may spread to other areas of the face, neck, or head
  • Bone loss around the tip of the root
  • Drainage problems extending outward from the root. A hole can occur through the side of the tooth with drainage into the gums

Sometimes no symptoms are present; however, signs you may need a root canal include:

  • Severe toothache pain upon chewing or application of pressure
  • Prolonged sensitivity/pain to heat or cold temperatures (after the hot or cold has been removed)
  • Discoloration (a darkening) of the tooth
  • Swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums
  • A persistent or recurring pimple on the gums

Procedure for Endodontic Treatment/ Root canal

1. First Evaluation and endodontic tooth preparation

  • a small x-ray of the tooth is taken to check the tooth shape and root canals infection site.
  • local anesthesia is administered at the infected site
  • a canal is made in tooth to allow for removal of the damaged pulp

2. Clean root canal and pulp chamber

  • root canal may be cleaned once or several times to ensure infection is cleared
  • in some cases, medications may be placed to prevent infection by removing germs from the teeth

3. Root Filling

  • after root canal is check and cleared, the root canal is filled

4. Post and core

  • the tooth tends to be fragile after root canal treatment has been done, a post and core build-up followed by a crown is usually done placed over the root canal treated teeth to provide extra strength and protection

5. Proper oral care and regular dental visits ensure that the treated tooth remains healthy

  • At our clinic root canals are virtually painless and can be completed in lesser number of sittings or even a single sitting provided the infection is not chronic. This is achieved predictably with the aid of modern technology and equipment such as ROOT APEX LOCATOR and ENDODONTIC MICROMOTOR.


Benefit of Root Apex Locator

  • Exactly estimate root canal length during endodontic therapy to avoid injury to the succedaneous tooth bud.
  • Giving precise and reproducible results.
  • Do not produce pain and avoid unnecessary radiation.
  • Recommended for use in children.
  • Digital radiography allows instant imaging and reduced radiation exposure.


At our clinic we use the latest Endomate TC2

  • Endo-Mate from NSK is a device used to drill and measures the rotation speed as well as torque levels during root canal treatments. An auto reverse function activates when the present torque level has been exceeded. Endo- Mate's torque control system combined with the Apex Locator allows us per- form safe and more accurate root canal preparation.

Benefit of Endodontic Micromotor

  • Enlarging a root canal of a tooth.
  • Debris material removed in cleaning the canal to be ejected upwardly from the clean surfaces as such file is advanced in cleaning the canal.
  • More precise root canal preparation.

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