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The SLDA responds to general questions which pertains to your oral health. The following is a list of such questions and our responses. To ask a question, please visit Ask from a Professional. For more resources on oral health, please see our topics on oral health.

Wed, 08 Jan 2014 08:13:59 +0530 by Vel
Q: I am visiting Sri Lanka from Australia. I wanted to consult a Endodentist to perform root canal treatment. I did few filling back in Jaffna few years before. However, recent scan here in Australia revealed that those filling were not done properly. This c...
A: Dear Vel, Specialty services in endodontic treatment are dealt with by consultants/specialists in Restorative Dentistry who are attached to the Ministry of Health and/or the private sector in Sri Lanka. You may seek their services at any of those... Read More

Fri, 27 Dec 2013 10:18:47 +0530 by wickgc
Q: I want to consult a dental hygienist in Colombo. Please let me have the names of dental hygienists practicing here. Thank you. ...
A: Dear Wickgc, Dental hygienists are licensed oral healthcare professionals who operate under dental auxillary services in some countries (e.g. Canada, US) to carry out preventive care and maintain oral hygiene. In Sri Lanka there is no such servic... Read More

Sun, 17 Nov 2013 09:14:01 +0530 by Janu
Q: I have a half broken tooth in the front of my mouth. And There is a space between this broken tooth and the tooth next to it. I want to fill that space and refill that broken tooth. Is is possible? If it is ,How much does it cost?...
A: Dear Janu, Yes it is usually possible to restore the natural look of a broken tooth while closing a gap next to it. There are a number of ways to do so but it is difficult to recommend a specific option without examining you properly. The cost of... Read More

Thu, 19 Jul 2012 18:31:29 +0530 by Ravi
Q: Is teeth whitening a safe procedure?...
A: Dear Ravi, Teeth whitening is an accepted and a safe procedure if carried out by a qualified dental surgeon... Read More

Wed, 04 Nov 2009 12:49:13 +0530 by Senal
Q: I am pradeep from polonnaruwa. My teeth are discloured due to fluoride ( as I think) Before two years i was treated from polonnaruwa privet hospital. There something was applied on my teeth. But i am not satisfy with that treatment. are there any treatmen...
A: Dear Preadeep, From your description, you are likely to have dental fluorosis.  The treatment is mainly aimed at improving the looks if there are no structural defects in  your teeth. Many treatment options are available includi... Read More

Wed, 26 Aug 2009 13:08:33 +0530 by paul uk
Q: I am visiting Sri Lanka at the end of September 2009. I have dental Fluorosis on my front teeth and I would like to see what treatment I could recieve while I'm in Sri Lanka. It would be a great help if you could inform me of what treatment I could get a...
A: Dear Paul, Dental fluorosis can be treated with a number of modalities depending on the severity. Some of the options available are, bleaching, micro/macro abrasion of enamel and veneering (porcelain and composite). Milder cases can be treated ea... Read More

Sat, 18 Jul 2009 16:47:43 +0530 by Kasun
Q: Can we have a perfect colour match of an artificial tooth of a dental bridge or an implant with the existing teeth. How much does it cost(roughly) for a bridge and an implant....
A: Dear Kasun, The present day materials have made it possible for the dentist to do a near-perfect color match in porcelain crown and bridge work. As for the costs, it varies with the treatment plan, type of material, the number of units required i... Read More

Wed, 17 Jun 2009 15:34:20 +0530 by Anonymouse
Q: I was considering an implant to replace a gap between my teeth and would like SLDA to make a recommendation to a good dentist for the job. Many thanks smathomas...
A: Dear  smathomas The "Ask from a Professional" facility is for the members of the public to get general information related their oral health care. As a matter of policy, we do not recommend a Member of the Association for a par... Read More




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