Dental department at IGMH

Despite common belief dentistry is not a specialtyconcerned with just your teeth. Dentistry involves the prevention and treatment of all forms of diseases of the mouth and the structures around it. eg:- muscles of the jaw, mouth ulcers, etc. The department is staffed by several Dental Surgeons (Dentists), an Orthodontist, two Dental Hygienists and a number of Dental Surgery Assistants.  It is open every working day from 8AM-8PM. The doctors duties are split into the morning session (from 8AM-1PM) and the Afternoon shift (from 1PM-8PM). Routine Dental procedures during OPDs take a considerable amount of time; therefore longer waiting periods should be expected as compared to other OPD consultations. However as some conditions may take excessively  long periods of time, every dentist sets aside one day of the week for such difficult procedures so as not to needlessly prolong OPDs. Furthermore every dentist makes it their duty to inform all their patients about proper oral health and dental hygiene. The department offers a wide range of services, such as

  • Dental Consultation
  • Prophylactic / Preventive services
  • Oral hygienic instructions
  • Fissure sealing
  • Fluoride application
  • Restorative treatment
  • Fillings
  • Root canal treatment (Anterior & posterior teeth)
  • Non-vital bleaching
  • Periodontal treatment
  • Full mouth scaling
  • Stain removal
  • Polishing of teeth
  • Root planning
  • Curettage
  • Gingivectomy
  • Fraenectomy
  • Splinting of teeth
  • Surgery and exodontias
  • Extraction of milk teeth
  • Extraction of decayed / retained permanent teeth
  • Surgical removal of decayed teeth
  • Surgical removal of impacted third molar teeth
  • Incision and drainage
  • Excision biopsy (mucosal lesions, fibro epithelial polyps etc)
  • Incision biopsy
  • Apicectomy
  • Surgical removal of cyst/ granuloma
  • Alveolar fracture wiring
  • Mandible wiring
  • Maxillary wiring
  • Inter-maxillary fixation
  • Dry socket dressing
  • Radiography
  • Periapical x-ray
  • Bitewing x-ray
  • Upper standard occlusal
  • Upper oblique occlusal
  • Vertex occlusal
  • Lower 90 degree occllusal
  • Lower 45 degree occlusal
  • OPG
  • Cephalogram

Specialist Services offered at the Dental Department

  • Orthodontic Services
  • Upper Removable Appliance
  • Lower Removable Appliance
  • Expansion plate with screws-upper/lower
  • Adjustment of Fixed Appliance
  • Upper/lower Fixed orthodontic Appliance
  • Functional Appliance
  • Space Maintainers
  • Fixation of Ceramic brackets
  • Fixation of Invisible brackets


Dental Lab

The department also has a well equipped dental lab in a variety of orthodontic appliances can be custom made for every patient. Such as :-

  • Prosthodontics
  • Construction of partial dentures
  • Construction of complete dentures
  • Preparation of study models for orthodontics assessment
  • Repair of full dentures
  • Repair of partial dentures
  • Denture relining and rebasing
  • Denture Adjustments

Consultations with the visiting oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Professor S.M. Balaji is a visiting Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Patients who have been referred to this specialist are informed 2 to 3 weeks prior to the arrival of Dr. S.M. Balaji. These patients are referred by a dental surgeon.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – by visiting specialists (under General Anesthesia)

  • Extraction of multiple teeth
  • Extraction of impacted third molar teeth
  • Maxillary/Mandibular Osteotomy
  • Surgical removal of Cysts/Granuloma
  • Osteotomy to correct congenital; skeletal deformities
  • Cleft-lip repair
  • Cleft-plate repair
  • Release of Ankyloglossia (toungue-tie)
  • Submandibular Gland excision
  • Pharyngoplasty


For any queries regarding dental treatment at IGMH please contact 3335375.