Saturday, 26 September 2015

                     Smoking kills the gums to begin with....




    One more reason that is gearing up to say NO SMOKING is that you having to move around tooth less...!

Yes,smoking can cause gum problems and loosening of tooth..... and here is HOW..!
                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                           
                                                             
            

Disease masking:                     
                Smokers usually have four fold increased risk for gum problems than non-smokers. Smokers don't usually have pronounced swelling ,redness and bleeding from gums which generally are the marker for the gum disease in non-smoking people-the gingivitis stage.This is because the nicotine present in cigarettes shrinks the blood vessels and weaken that basic response.The alarm rings only the when.. gum disease has progressed to bone level,leaving you with late stage symptoms such as receding gums,bone loss,loosening of gum grip forming pockets between your tooth and its gum-the periodontitis stage.This is called disease masking.Turning up to a dentist at the early bleeding gums stage can put your teeth at better salvation where as later stage treatment compromises... smokers may not have the former choice !!!

                                                             POCKET-PERIODONTITIS

Relation between smoking and gum disease is high and why?

  •    Double the risk when compared to non-smoker
  •    The more no. of cigarettes smoked....the more is the risk of gum disease
  •    The longer you smoke...the more is the risk
  •    Smoking makes harder for gums to heal.
           

          Having eye-opened for smokers regarding the gum health,treatment at various levels of gums diseases is explained below

  • Scaling -cleaning
  • Curettage and root planing-deeper scaling.Cleaning with lasers has additional advantages(LANAP)
  • Flap surgery-surgical reflection of gum and then cleaning the root portion of the teeth visibly
  • Bone graft-natural or synthetic bone grafts induce growth of bones around teeth and gums.
                                                             LASER CLEANING

                                       

BOTTOM-LINE: Quit smoking..! or never start in the first place to save your teeth and life !!!!!


For further queries,contact:
GUMS AND TEETH LASER DENTAL CLINIC AND IMPLANT CENTER,
  427/200b,mambakkam main road,medavakkam,ch-91,
www.gumsandteeth.in
email us at care@gumsandteeth.in   

ph no. 9962497766        


Monday, 14 September 2015

 CAVITIES AND TREATMENT

Worried about holes in teeth???About 80-90% people have holes in teeth...but how are you going to be suffering less than others both in terms of cost and agony??? For that you have to know the right time for treatment...

        Basically a cavity /caries/decay are holes in the teeth that are formed due to structural damage of the tooth by acids-the product of your oral germs(bacteria) and saliva acting over sugar and starch produced from what you eat!!!especially candy,milk,cakes,sticky junk foods!!!!!!
         Decay commonly occur in children..but it has no age bar.Anybody can get decay anytime.
The favorite areas of decay are pits and fissure on your biting surface,in-between two teeth,neck of the  tooth as gums receded due to age and even around already existing filling.
SYMPTOMS AND TREATMENT:
           Symptom and treatment go hand in hand.the more severe the symptoms are the more complicated is the treatment !
And a tooth has three layers...the deeper the tooth structure is eaten by the acid..the more severe the symptoms gets.
Part of tooth     
Symptom 
Treatment

Enamel-the outermost layer of
a tooth   
Early stage-chalky white discoloration
Black to brown holes on the biting surface with food getting lodged in it or between teeth    
Fluoride application as prophylaxis
Drilling the infected portion and filling
Dentin-the second layer
Black to brown holes with sensitivity on taking hot or cold drinks  
Drilling the infected  portion and filling. Cap may/may not be required based on structure lost

Touching the pulp-the nerve portion of the tooth and bone surrounding the lower end of tooth 
Pain at nights or at chewing ranging from mild to severe, intermittent to continuous...
+/-swelling
Root canal treatment followed by cap
Almost all structures lost  severely 
 Pain +/- 
Swelling +/-
Extraction or pulling the tooth out



The layers affected can be diagnosed with the help of a x-ray .
The treatment costs increases from filling to root canal treatment.

The most common problem for a dental visit is cavity.Cavities are literally noted by any patient  as early as black holes in teeth.That is when a visit to a dentist is recommend to have simpler and cheaper treatment..delaying will shortlist the treatment and eventually may end up in losing the teeth....more than that think of so much mental agony you need to undergo when not treated at the minimal damage stage.....
Bottom-line:the early you seek ur dentists help...the chances of survival of your tooth is more!!!!!!!!


For further queries,contact:
GUMS AND TEETH LASER DENTAL CLINIC AND IMPLANT CENTER,
  427/200b,mambakkam main road,medavakkam,ch-91,
www.gumsandteeth.in
email us at care@gumsandteeth.in   
ph no. 9962497766                 

Friday, 4 September 2015

WHY MAJORITY SAY NO TO REMOVABLE PARTIAL DENTURES??
                                 In case of you missing one or a few teeth, removable partial denture(RPD) is one among the options your dentists suggest.Basically ,RPD is made up of resin or metal framework with teeth substitutes and clip attachments or suction for retention in your mouth.It has increased advantage of affordability.
                                  Listing the pros,RPD is a simple and affordable option.It can be made in lesser sittings than other options.Esthetically pleasing .No surgery required as in implants.No preparation of adjacent teeth required as in fixed partial dentures.Maintains the space of missing teeth in due time preventing the movements of adjacent teeth.Lesser ill-effect on your jaw-skull joint.
                                  Listing the cons,patients with acceptable oral hygiene can only be indicated for RPD.
CONS AFFECTING YOUR MOUTH:
  •                                    Accumulation of plaque in compromised oral and denture care which is the root of receding gums and further tooth loss
  •                                    Mobility of the adjacent teeth as a result of plaque and other factors 
  •                                    Decay of adjacent teeth.Receding gums cause decay in root portion of the adjacent tooth.
  •                                    RPD puts pressure on the underlying bone and promotes bone loss
  •                                    Poor maintainence causes irritation and infection in underlying gums


CONS AFFECTING YOUR PSYCHOLOGY:

  •                                     RPD has poor patient acceptance.Takes time for you to adapt.
  •                                     Retentive clasps may look un-esthetic.
  •                                     Every night removal and cleaning is quite a burden.
  •                                     Confidence level lowers when concerned about retention in your mouth and speech.
  •                                     Potential damage to your mouth in some way is stressful.
  •                                     You must have to be a reliable recall candidate for your dentist 

CONS OF THE RPD ITSELF:

  •                                      Low survival rate.
  •                                      Becomes porous on poor maintainence which leads to bad breath.
  •                                      Improperly designed clips leads to mouth sores
  •                                      Susceptible to breakage.
  •                                      Doesnot mask the artificiality completely.
  •                                     

 BOTTOMLINE:   All the prosthesis can never be a substitute for a natural teeth.You are missing a teeth and you have compromised status for fixed prosthesis and implants....only then RPD suits the scenario!!!!!



For further queries,contact:
GUMS AND TEETH LASER DENTAL CLINIC AND IMPLANT CENTER,
  427/200b,mambakkam main road,medavakkam,ch-91,
www.gumsandteeth.in
email us at care@gumsandteeth.in   
ph no. 9962497766                     

Thursday, 3 September 2015

HOLE PERSISTING AFTER TOOTH BEING PULLED OUT....???Its perhaps a DRY SOCKET!!

HOLE PERSISTING AFTER TOOTH BEING PULLED OUT....???Its perhaps a DRY SOCKET!!
  


                      Most of the times ,a day or two following a extraction might be painful.That is so NORMAL.But if the pain becomes intense and doesn't seem to go away,Its high time to report back your DENTIST......you are probably experiencing a condition called DRY SOCKET!!!!!!
ARE YOU WONDERING.......
----->WHAT IS IT? 
                    Pulling a tooth out leaves a hole exposing bone and nerve endings in the place of tooth at that time .Normally a blood clot forms at that hole minutes after protecting the underlying bone and nerve endings  and also serves as a foundation for further growth of bone and soft tissue occupying the hole.SOMETIMES,the clot dislodges or dissolves in couple of days leading to exposure of bone and nerves to air,food and germs.That's when one experiences intense pain and THAT IS DRY SOCKET !
------>AM I GONNA GET IT ??
                   You may if you are one among the people who
  • smoke
  • are diabetic
  • use birth controls
  • have poor oral hygiene
  • had greater than usual trauma during that surgery
  • have previous history of dry socket
and most commonly who neglect dentists instruction of spitting and drinking through a straw on the day of extraction.
------>WHEN DO I HAVE TO WORRY DAT IT IS?
               You will have pain typically starting from 2-4th day.You may see a dry hole at that site and instead of dark red clot you can see whitish bone.The hole and the pain persists for days after,Sometimes it may covered by food debris.Over time,the pain may become more severe and radiate to ear on the same side
------->WHAT IS THE TREATMENT?

       Over the counter pills doesnt work much in this case.But, Fortunately dry socket is easily treatable.Your dentist will clean the hole and fill it with medicated dressing to promote healing.You may have to come back to dentists office everyday until the pain reduces and healing starts.At home,you have to take up the prescribed antibiotics and mouth wash every day during the treatment.
------->CAN I PREVENT?
       Yes,do not smoke!!clearly inform your dentist about your medical history including birth control pills.Dont swish or rinse on the day of extraction.Dont drink through straw
BOTTOMLINE:"TALK"TO YOUR DENTIST AND "LISTEN" TO YOUR DENTIST!!!!!!!!!!


GUMS AND TEETH LASER DENTAL CLINIC AND IMPLANT CENTRE,
427/200B,mambakkam main road,medavakkam,ch-100
www.gumsandteeth.in
care@gumsandteeth.in
ph: 9962497766

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

IS BLEEDING GUMS A SERIOUS PROBLEM?

Yes, Bleeding gums is a serious problem!

Bleeding gums
Bleeding from the gums is mainly due to inadequate plaque removal from teeth at the gum line. This will lead to a condition called gingivitis or swollen gums. If plaque is not removed through regular brushing and dental appointments, it will harden to what is known as tartar.
Ultimately it will lead to increased bleeding and more advanced form of gum and jaw bone disease known as periodontitis.


SYMPTOMS
When you check your mouth  see if you have any of these
1. Gums are red, soft, puffy or swollen
2. Gums bleeding during brushing or flossing
3. Teeth look longer because of gums going down
4. Gums separating or pulling away from teeth
5. Teeth shifting or loosing
6. Changes in the way you usually bite
7. Constant bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth
8. Salty taste or visible pus coming out between teeth and gums

COMMON CAUSES FOR BLEEDING
1. Gingivitis and inadequate plaque cleaning
2. Moderate to severe gum problems
3. Use of hard bristle Toothbrush and forceful brushing or flossing
4. Infection which can be tooth or gum related
5. Chemical irritants like aspirin
6. leukemia
7. Placement of new dentures
8. Teething in babies and children
9. Pregnancy or any blood thinning medications
10. Lack of Vitamins, Vitamin K or C or any medical problems like anaemia that interfere with the resorption of such vitamins.

Gums and Teeth Laser Dental and Implant center
Mamakkam main road
Medavakkam
Chennai 100
Website:www.gumsandteeth.in
mail: care@gumsandteeth.in
ph:9962497766

  

PAIN AFTER REMOVAL OF TOOTH!

VARIOUS DOUBTS arise before and after removal of a tooth.

Extraction of tooth is always a nightmare for most of us, but when a condition arises where noting can be done and removal of tooth is the only option there is no other go but to go with the option.
Certain thing you should take care before and after removal of tooth to avoid any post extraction pain or swelling.

Before removal of a tooth
1. It is better to be under an antibiotic coverage (start a course 1 day before) for a highly infected tooth or incase of wisdom tooth removal.

2. Donot postpone the appointment too much after a dignosis has been made to remove the tooth, postponing will lead to the infection being in your mouth for a longer period of time which will eventually lead to a swelling and you cannot expect to have a painless extraction after that.

3. Medicines are always temporary when given before any treatment, be it tooth removal or root canal or any long dental procedures, so kindly donot just have medicines and postpone your appointments.

4. Every dentists will treat you to the best of his ability to releive you from your pain, so kindly follow the instructions given.

After removal of a tooth
1. The most important thing to do is to not spit or gargle for the next 8hrs, because a blood clot will be formed and this clot is very much helpful in healing, if you spit or grgle the clot will be washed out and the wound will be raw and cause enormous amout of pain which will last for weeks even if you do any treatment for that. (usually called a dry socket)

2. As everyone will be aware....say no to spicy or hot foods for the next 2 days and meds to be taken on time for the prescribed period of time.

3. Do not touch the wound with fingers to check it, infection from the hands might get transferred.

Doing all these, you will never be scared to remove a tooth anymore otherwise the very thought of going to a dentist might give a bad feeling in your stomach!


GUMS AND TEETH LASER DENTAL CLINIC AND IMPLANT CENTRE
Mambakkam Main Road
Medavakkam
Chennai 600100
www. gumsandteeth.in
email:care@gumsandteeth.in
ph:9962497766