Clínica Médico-Dentária da Gândara dos Olivais Lda, Dental Treatments


Dental Specialties

At Gândara dos Olivais Dental Clinic we have the following dental specialties:
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Dental Aesthetics
  • Orthondontics
  • Dental implants
  • Dental surgery
  • Dentists
  • Endodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Dental prosthetics


Orthodontics is the area of dentistry specializing in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental (misplaced) and skeletal (incorrect jaw growth / positioning) changes. The technical term for these changes is malocclusion.

Malocclusion problems (upper and lower teeth fitting) can be hereditary as acquired either by habits (prolonged use of pacifiers or thumb sucking, lingual interposition, oral breathing), or early loss of milk teeth. or definitive, in addition to other factors, in which the patient may have diastema, crowded teeth, overbite (upper teeth cover most of the lower), open bite (upper and lower teeth barely touching), crossbite.


Endodontics is the specialty of dentistry directed to the treatment of pulp pathologies (commonly referred to as nerve).

The dental pulp is located inside the tooth and is surrounded by the hard tissue - the dentin - being responsible for the dental nutrition and sensitivity through the blood vessels and nerves that make it up.

Dental pulp injuries may originate from deep trauma, fractures or caries. Symptoms indicative of an endodontic problem include spontaneous pain, prolonged sensitivity to cold and / or heat, and discomfort with touch and chewing, and the most common signs may include abscess or fistula (small bubble of pus in the gum).

Oral surgery

Oral Surgery is the specialty of Dentistry dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of alterations, lesions and pathologies of the oral cavity and attached structures.

Correcting the oral cavity alterations and pathologies significantly improves the aesthetic and functional capacity, namely the phonetic, chewing and swallowing functions, in many cases with visible results in patients' self-confidence and social involvement.

More complex clinical cases require that other specialties such as Implantology, Orthodontics, Prosthodontics or Periodontology, work in conjunction with Oral Surgery, favoring in these situations an integrated and multidisciplinary treatment plan.

Because it deals with often complex surgical procedures, the clinical team includes an anesthesiologist, making it possible for the patient to safely and comfortably perform some interventions under general anesthesia.


Periodontics is the specialty of dentistry that treats “periodontal” diseases, that is, those that affect the tissues responsible for the protection and support of the teeth. The dental surgeon of this specialty is called periodontist.

Periodontitis develops thanks to the accumulation of bacteria in the gum region. This accumulation causes an inflammation (redness) called gingivitis. As a result, pain, taste disturbance, hypersensitivity and change in the color of the teeth and loss of gum shine, in addition to bleeding at the time of brushing.

At the same time the bacteria are removing calcium and phosphate from the teeth and mixing with saliva, which gives rise to a new hard layer - tartar (also called in periodontal slang as "calculus").

Dental prosthetics

The use of dental prostheses is justified whenever natural teeth are lost. Whichever type of appliance is chosen (fixed, full or removable prosthesis), the purpose is to restore the aesthetics of the mouth and the normality of chewing and diction.

Fixed dentures are used when the problem is limited to a few teeth. If a part of the tooth remains in place but cannot be restored, we save that part by gluing an artificial tooth - crown.

In cases where the tooth has disappeared completely, we prevent others from occupying the empty space by supporting an artificial tooth on two crowns - bridges.


Implantology is the specialty of Dentistry dedicated to the rehabilitation of dental absences through the placement of implants.

The lack of comfort and confidence, especially related to social embarrassment, are aspects associated with the use of removable prostheses. On the other hand, the pressure exerted by removable dentures can damage adjacent teeth as well as soft tissues, which in extreme cases leads to bone resorption and loss of tooth support structure.


For the convenience of our users we have several agreements:
  • Medicare
  • Prime Health
  • Advance Care
  • Dentinet
  • EDP