Sunday, 25 December 2016

Ever thought about an alternative for the Conventional DENTAL BRIDGES!

An Alternative for the conventional dental bridges...


WHAT IS RESIN BONDED BRIDGES????

Resin bonded bridges  consist of a cast metal framework that is cemented with resin composite to an abutment which has been prepared to receive .
These framework engages metal wing over the sound enamel of the tooth which is necessary for the success of the bridges .
The primary advantage of these bridges are when debonding occurs ,only the retainer attached to the tooth breaks off whereas the adjacent  tooth appears normal without any damage.
Resin bonded bridges replacing front teeth

IS THERE ANY NEED FOR INDICATION OF THESE BRIDGES:

Main principle of these bridges are minimal invasiveness.
These bridges are financially and biologically cost effective.
Retention of these bridges occurs by resin cements over the etched enamel.


WHAT IS FIBRE REINFORCED COMPOSITE BRIDGE????

Better alternative for resin boned bridges.
These are metal free tooth replacements, reinforced by incorporating a composite with polyethylene fibre.,high strength oxide ceramics.
Polyethylene fibres are 6 times stronger than steel.
These bridges are successfully used as multiple unit prosthesis
FRC-Fibre reinforced composite
These kind of bridges are
  •    Durable,
  •    Flexible
  •    Attains good compliance 

IN WHICH CONDITIONS THESE BRIDGES ARE ADVISED???
  • Tooth loss  in case of trauma
  • Physically changed(to reduce the number of visits to the Dental clinics)
  • Periodontally compromised 
  • Space maintainer in ortho treatments
  • In growing people(teenage group)

Drawbacks of there bridges :
There are some negative impacts present over these bridges which includes :
  • Repeated debonding occurs.
  • Increased chair side time for incorporation of these bridges .

To know more about the treatment options apt for you visit us at

GUMS AND TEETH LASER DENTAL CLINIC @ mambakkam main road,medavakkam,chennai-100
Phone-9962497766
mail id-care@gumsandteeth.in
Also check us out atwww.gumsandteeth.in








Friday, 23 December 2016

When do you need a Rootcanal?.....

SIGNS THAT NEED ROOT CANAL.
In this part we have shared some points regarding root canal treatment

WHAT IS ROOT CANAL??

Root canal treatment is a procedure involving complete removal of infected pulp(inner layer containing blood vessel) and replacing the canal with compact filling material.
In short terms called as RCT , also includes complete cleaning and shaping of the canal.
The Dentist usually carries RCT only when some of the clinical findings are seen as signs that need root canal.
After removal of infected pulp by RCT tooth looks like,
After pulp removal

WHAT ARE ALL THE SIGNS THAT NEED ROOT CANAL????

In certain clinical conditions such as :
  • Severe tooth ache
  • Prolonged tooth sensitivity
  • Teeth discoloration
  • Recurrent boils 

Any one of these clinical findings exists the Dentist will decide the treatment plan for management.

SEVERE TOOTHACHE!!!

Sever toothache occurs due to untreated decay as it will progress to create pain and damage to the teeth structure.(Because the decay causing bacteria will destroy the tooth)
Here the root canal treatment plays a major role to save the tooth from further destruction(if only the remaining tooth structure  is adequate for the procedure).

DECAYED TEETH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

TOOTH SENSITIVITY!!!

Many people suffer from tooth sensitivity.
It occurs due to exposure of inner layers when the outer layer got removed, so that when exposed to hot or cold or sweets causes sensitivity.
When the inner pulp getting exposed RCT should be carried by the Dentist
In some people extreme sensitivity due to worn off tooth structure ,it is advisable to maintain the crown height by crowns accompanied by RCT

DISCOLORATION!!!

People concern increases towards the esthetics.
In certain traumatic conditions ,the tooth get discolored because of death pulp results in non-vitality(the tooth becomes irresponsible)
There are certain conditions that affect the esthetics (e.g: fluorosis,amelogenesis imperfecta,dentinogenesis imperfecta.)
In these conditions ,whether enamel or dentin will be defective so that it easily exposes the pulp,  root canal treatment should be decided than the crowns should be given by the Dentist.
NON-VITAL TOOTH
PRE-OPERATIVE
POST OPERATIVE
                                                     
RECURRENT GUM BOILS!!!!!!

Gum boils are the collective source of infection
Occurs as a result of improper oral hygiene , bacteria starts to destroy the gums and appear as frequent boils.
Drainage of the boils should be accompanied by root canal therapy for complete eradication of bacteria, to prevent further infection.
Finding the sinus pathway using GP in frequent boil

To know more about the treatment options apt for you visit us at

GUMS AND TEETH LASER DENTAL CLINIC @ mambakkam main road,medavakkam,chennai-100
Phone-9962497766
mail id-care@gumsandteeth.in
Also check us out atwww.gumsandteeth.in
















Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Do you have a well formed Tooth Enamel?....An imperfect enamel formation can cause some issues!!

Well Formed teeth are composed of Enamel in the outermost layer, seen in the crown portion. It is harder in density than even bone.


What happens when there is defect in this vital structure, the Enamel?

WHAT IS ENAMEL???

Enamel is a white, hard substance that protects the inner structures, does not  have any nerves and blood vessels.
Hardness of the enamel is due to the crystals and the minerals present in it .
In general the enamel crystals starts growing undergoes maturation and deposition of minerals occurs, any defect in these steps results in weakening of the enamel.
One hereditary condition called as Amelogenesis imperfecta causes enamel alteration.

WHAT  IS AMELOGENESIS IMPERFECTA??????

GENES are the basic molecular units of all our body structures.
For enamel  namely  Amelogenin(AMELX) and Enamelin are responsible for that.
Genetic alteration causes defect in enamel formation.
In this defect it can alter the size,shape, colour and the thickness of enamel.
Mainly strength of the enamel gets affected due to the inverse relationship of minerals and proteins

TYPES:
May be of

  •  Hypoplastic,
  •  Hypomaturation
  •  Hypocalcified
and the teeth might look like

Affected

Enamel 

WHAT ARE ALL THE  FINDINGS WE CAN SEE???????

Amelogenesis imperfecta one of the enamel defect compromises the harmony of the smile and their self esteem.
  • The teeth appear opaque white , 
  • Soft and easily exposes the inner layer i.e more yellowish,
  • Tooth sensitivity,
  • Increased caries susceptibility,
  • Poor esthetics,
  • Problem due to  more friable enamel{chip off in fragments}.
When  these problems arise you should consult your Dentist for treatment as it varies depending upon the clinical discomfort you have.

TREATMENT PHASE:

The management depends upon severity of the condition.

  • Immediate desensitization using Universal adhesive agents(primers) for sensitivity.
  • Use of potassium nitrate containing toothpaste as directed by the Dentist .
  • CPP-ACP (a certain form of protein which helps in remineralisation) containing tooth paste is considered to be effective (among the results of certain studies.)
  • Direct layered composite resins, for minimal destroyed esthetic regions
  • In order to manage teeth with weak enamel and compromised esthetics crowns should be given.The tooth structure should be prepared to receive the crowns as the permanent solution. Adhesively inserted full ceramic/metal ceramic/zirconia  crowns.
  • Another emerging concept includes the role of ozone therapy which acts as an adjunct to prolong the role of CPP-ACP containing agents .(activated form of oxygen)
Pre-operative-Appearance of the enamel


    Post operative after receiving the crown
To know more about the treatment options apt for you visit us at

GUMS AND TEETH LASER DENTAL CLINIC @ mambakkam main road,medavakkam,chennai-100
Phone-9962497766
mail id-care@gumsandteeth.in
Also check us out atwww.gumsandteeth.in
















Tuesday, 20 December 2016

EMERGENCY OR NOT in dental conditions


                   Emergency means a kind of seriousness to get a care and management immediately.

IS THERE ANY EMERGENCY IN DENTAL CONDITIONS????
                Absolutely yes.
               There are emergency dental conditions,that should be treated as early as possible.

  • Dental cavity
  • Cavity with pulpal pain (during night)
  • Gum diseases
  • Recurrent Boils 
  • Noticeable swelling 
  • Mouth ulcer
  • Teeth pulled out(milk teeth/permanent teeth)
  • Avulsed/ Knocked out teeth
DENTAL CAVITY AN EMERGENCY????
Dental cavity 

Dental cavity actually is an emergency -it is the initial stage of half of the dental lesions .
If the dental cavity is left without treating for some time the bacteria starts damaging the tooth structure , inner layer having nerves get stimulated and creates pain .Dental cavity also starts spreading to the adjacent healthy teeth.
After insisting this information the Dentist will take care of your teeth and prevent an arising emergency.


GUM DISEASES!!!

Tartar present over the teeth surface 

Every one knows that Gum diseases occurs when proper oral hygiene is not  maintained.
Symptoms includes bleeding while brushing, mild generalised discomfort in the gums.
Gum diseases if left untreated the problem causing bacteria will enter into the bone and spread over it. If you make a visit earlier to the Dentist  he/she will find out the reason and make it as healthy gums.

GUM BOILS!!!!
Gum boil presen over the right side of the back teeth
Gum boils  occur as a collection of infection over the gums.
Boils contain infectious fluid within it.
So that it should be drained earlier  for the relief of pain.
It may be of any size whether small or large boils should be treated as an emergency.
The  Dentist will do a small procedure for draining the infection as a emergency management accompanied by a Root canal treatment if required.
  
SWELLING!!!!!!

CELLULITIS:
Swelling might occur in a diffuse form.Contains infectious substances similar to boils but unlike that it may involve the sides of the cheek and spread above or below the same. Source of  infection.

will be a carious tooth. The sooner you approach a Dentist, the faster you can avoid serous issues
Serious issues might cause LUDWIGS ANGINA:
A condition with swelling that is bony hard and spreads so easier than the above one .It may spread above and below also block your airway .

ULCER!!!!!!

Ulcer in your mouth may occur because of many reasons namely vitamin deficiency,gastric problem,cheek bite due to irregularly arranged teeth.
But the normal ulcer should heal within 10 days if not then you need to consult a dentist for its management.

KNOCKED OUT TOOTH!!!!!!

If a tooth was knocked out of fallen due to any accident or something be it milk teeth or permanent you should get advice immediately from the dentist . If  it is  a milk tooth the dentist will evaluate your permanent teeth whether it is damaged or not.

For APPOINTMENTS contact :
GUMS AND TEETH LASER DENTAL CLINIC @ mambakkam main road,medavakkam,chennai-100
Phone-9962497766
mail id-care@gumsandteeth.inwebsitewww.gumsandteeth.in

Friday, 9 December 2016

Why should we be aware of TEETH WEAR???

           we should be aware of things that causes problem to our teeth!!
not only tooth decay causes problem there are many things that causes discomfort .
among those things teeth wear is also one among them.

WHAT IS TEETH WEAR???


Teeth wear in general- loss of teeth structures.
Its types includes:

  • Attrition
  • Abrasion
  • Erosion
  • Abfraction

It may occur over  any surfaces(front or back) including height
It occurs in childhood and old age group
It may worn off the teeth

WHAT WILL BE THE CAUSE OF TEETH WEAR??

          This question will definitely arise from everyone
while knowing the cause for teeth wear we should be responsible to prevent teeth wear
in order to protect the teeth from damage

  1. Systemic cause -night grinding ,GERD (Stomach problem)
  2. Dietary habits(intake of citrus fruits,pickles ,soft drinks , salt and vinegar crisp,sports drinks,CARBONATED BEVERAGES)
  3. Irregular teeth arrangement,faulty fillings.
  4. other habits - holding of soft drinks in the mouth before swallowing, improper brushing.              

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF TEETH WEAR IS NOT TREATED????

  • exposure of internal teeth structure
  • sensitivity
  • pain 
  • gum diseases          

Our saliva present in the mouth has a good buffering property, in case of acidic ph it reduces and provides minerals for strengthening the teeth structure.but in certain people-gastric acid causes loss of teeth structure at the back side of the teeth . Here the Dentist will help you to manage the teeth wear

IS THERE ANY SOLUTION ?????

Finding the type of teeth wear helps in management of teeth wear
Modes of management :


  • Night grinding habit - provision of occlusal splints/night guards
  • CONSULT A PHYSICIAN  for gastric problem
  • Avoid intake of citrus fruits and beverages
  • Consult your DENTIST regarding proper tooth brushing technique
  • Rehabilitation procedures done by your Dentist -restoration using direct filling resins,crown fabrication with increased height(ceramic/zirconia).
  • For minimal teeth wear Modern approaches includes  ACP gels ,hydroxypatite nano particles are useful
  • Teeth preparation


Bridge placement


For APPOIINTMENTS contact :
GUMS AND TEETH LASER DENTAL CLINIC @ mambakkam main road,medavakkam,chennai-100
Phone-9962497766
mail id-care@gumsandteeth.in
http//www.gums and teeth .in/   


Tuesday, 6 December 2016

NEEM in TOOTHPASTE.....The benefits of the same!


                   NEEM !!!  has been used widely for its medicinal and dental properties, in chinese,ayurvedic and unani fields.

PROPERTIES IN GENERAL:


As in general we know that neem is well known for its antiseptic property, other benefits include the following
NEEM Acts as an anti-septic,
                 anti-oxidant (prevents causing any stress induced mouth ulcers and any cell damage in the                                        body)
                 anti- diabetic ( Its known to control the blood glucose level)
                 anti-ulcer
                 anti-mutagenic (preventing cancer causing cell growth)
                 astringent
                 cytotoxic


NEEM tree is benificial as a whole which includes its
                 Leaves
                 barks
                 twigs
               
IN  DENTISTRY:
           

  1.  Regular brushing with neem containing tooth paste used for good oral hygiene maintenance                 
  2. Equally effective acts as an adjunct in treatment of oral diseases
  3. water soluble neem as effective as 0.2 % chlorhexidine / i.e It acts as a mouth wash in reducing bacteria that causes cavity
  4. Neem chewing enhances salivation which thereby prevents cavity formation.
  5. Neem extracts reduce the ability of certain bacteria to bind to the tooth surfaces thereby effective against certain bacteria that causes  root  canal infection
  6. NIMBOLIDE a component of neem has anti cancer effect.
  7. Neem twigs used as oral deodarant ,toothache reliever .
  8. TOPICAL use of neem oil acts as an effective agent for chronic non healing wounds
  9.  Has an inhibitory effect over organisms causing gum diseases
  10. Neem herbal mouth rinse inhibits formation of plaque deposits in patients with  diabetes and dry mouth.
  11. Increases the saliva secretion in people with dry mouth.

             
             
NEEM  CONTAINIG TOOTH PASTE
neem in general




For APPOIINTMENTS contact :
GUMS AND TEETH LASER DENTAL CLINIC @ mambakkam main road,medavkkam,chennai-100
Phone-9962497766
mail id-care@gumsandteeth.in
Website: http://www.gumsandteeth.in/

Friday, 2 December 2016

"DID YOU KNOW?? THE 6th clinical finding for diabetes identification is GUM DISEASE"



In diabetes there will be multiple changes in our body's response

IN THE MOUTH 
  • gums might get swollen
  • Gums might bleed
  • structures/ fibres  that support your teeth might become weak
  • shaking & dull pain in your teeth while chewing
  • presence of burning sensation
  • dryness of your mouth
Gum boil as a diabetic manifestation
Spontaneous Bleeding of gums


HOW WILL YOU BE ASSESSED BY A DENTIST TO HAVE DIABETES

  1.      If you had lost many teeth and its not because of decay
  2.      If your DOCTOR says your gums are loose and weak
  3.      If X-ray shows presence of bone loss 
  4.      If you get  multiple gum boils frequently
  5.      Taste dysfunction
  6.      Whitish deposits over the tongue due to infection 
  7.      Poor oral wound healing
  8. whitish deposits due to infection 









For more details,contact GUMS AND TEETH LASER DENTAL CLINIC @ mambakkam main road,medavkkam,chennai-100
Phone-9962497766
mail id-care@gumsandteeth.in
Website: www.gumsandteeth.in

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