Friday, 30 August 2019

INFLAMED GINGIVAL TISSUES REMOVED BY USING LASER.......

Case report:

                                A 45 years female patient came to our clinic with complaint of pain irt Right upper front tooth and Right lower back tooth region.  

Clinical findings:                                      

                           ➩ Gingival inflammation and swelling irt Right and left upper central incisors, Right lower first molar.

Pre-OP image

Treatment progress:

                

 After procedure:

Result:

                 

Post-OP image

     

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     SPLINTING AND LASER GUM TREATMENT(LANAP)

Case report:

                      A 25 years male patient came to our clinic with complaint of spacing and mobility in the upper and lower front tooth region.


Clinical findings:

                                 Spacing and mobility in the upper and lower anteriors.
                                 Inflamed gums.
                                 Transpositioning irt left upper canine and first premolar.

Pre-OP image


Treatment plan:
                              Laser gum surgery for gum strengthening and stabilizing mobile teeth aided with splinting was carried out.



Treatment progress:

LANAP(Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure)...


  Splinting...



Results:

Post -op image



     Patient is advised for regular follow-up at every 1,3,6 and 9 months and yearly once checkup and scaling......

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                 Medavakkam,chennai-100
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Saturday, 24 August 2019

             ACIDIC FOODS AND TOOTH SENSITIVITY

Acid content of the food is measured by their pH value. Foods with a pH value less than 7 are considered to be acidic. Lesser the pH more will be the acidity of the food.

Foods and beverages that are high in acid content tend to wear away the enamel (outer layer of tooth) which protects the tooth. This process is referred as "Dental  Erosion".


DENTAL EROSION :

It is a type of tooth wear in which the outer protective layer of the tooth(enamel) wear away and the next layer (dentin) is exposed. As a result of this the nerve tubules will be exposed which result in "Tooth Sensitivity".


Most commonly used acidic foods are

  • Carbonated drinks which includes all soft drinks, diet soda & sports drinks.
  • Citrus fruits like lemon, orange, lime and tomato and their juices.
  • Pickles
  • Sour candies    
  • Wine
SIGNS OF TOOTH EROSION:

Tooth erosion should be noticed and treated at an early stage to prevent further complications like cracks, decay and pain.                              

  • Sensitivity especially while drinking hot, cold or sweet drinks.
  • Discoloration due to wearing of enamel & exposure of dentin.
  • Color of the fillings in your teeth might change.
  • Thinning of your teeth with sharp edges which might hurt your tongue and cheeks.
  • Your front teeth may appear translucent near the edges
  • Small cracks & roughness at the edge of your teeth.
       
                                                                                                   

TIPS TO PREVENT TOOTH EROSION:

  • Have your acidic foods and beverages alongside your meal. This may help to neutralize their acid content and also their contact with the teeth. 
  •  Avoid or limit acidic beverages. If you drink use a straw. This may reduce the contact of acid beverages with your teeth.
  • After having acidic foods or beverages rinse your mouth with water.Also you can drink water, milk or have a snack of cheese after your acidic beverages because dairy and other calcium rich foods can neutralize acids.
  • Wait before brushing. Your enamel will be soft after having acidic beverages. So wait for about 30 minutes for brushing.
  • Saliva helps to keep the acid level under control. So chewing sugar free gums can help you maintain salivary flow and protect your teeth.
  • Quit smoking because smokers are more prone to acidity and tooth erosion.
  • Visit your dentist once in six month for early diagnosis and treatment.                                                                                                                                               
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                 Medavakkam,chennai-100
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Wednesday, 21 August 2019

     WHEN SHOULD MY CHILD FIRST SEE A DENTIST???


Your child's first visit to the dentist should happen before his or her first birthday. The general rule is six months after eruption of the first tooth. 

Taking your child to the dentist at a young age is the best way to prevent problems such as tooth decay, and can help parents learn how to clean their child's teeth and identify his or her fluoride needs.  Bringing your child to the dentist early often leads to a lifetime of good oral care habits and acclimates your child to the dental office, thereby reducing anxiety and fear, which will make for plenty of stress-free visits in the future.


How do I prepare my child  for the visit?


                              Before the visit, ask the dentist about the procedures of the first appointment so there are no surprises. 

                              Plan a course of action for either reaction your child may exhibit  cooperative or non- cooperative. 
                            Very young children may be fussy and not sit still. Talk to your child about what to expect, and build excitement as well as understanding about the upcoming visit. 
                             Bring with you to the appointment any records of your child's complete medical history.


What will happen on the first visit?

                                   👀  Child appointments should always be scheduled earlier in the day, when your child is alert and fresh.If your child is frightened, uncomfortable or non-cooperative, a rescheduling may be necessary.




                               👀  Patience and calm on the part of the parent and reassuring communication with your child are very important in these instances. 
                               👀 Short, successive visits are meant to build the child's trust in the dentist and the dental office, and can prove invaluable if your child needs to be treated later for any dental problem.
                               👀 For children under 36 months, the parent may need to sit in the dental chair and hold the child during the examination. Or, parents may be asked to wait in the reception area so a relationship can be built between your child and the dentist.





                                👀  If the child is compliant, the first session often lasts between 15 and 30 minutes and may include the following, depending on age:

                          A gentle but thorough examination of the teeth, jaw, bite, gums and oral tissues to monitor growth and development. 
                           Observe any problem areas If indicated, a gentle cleaning, which includes polishing teeth and removing any plaque, tartar buildup or stains.
                           X-rays.
                           A demonstration on proper home cleaning.

                                👀  The entire dental team should provide a relaxed, non-threatening environment for your child.

When should the next visit be?

                        ➧ Children, like adults, should see the dentist every six months. Some dentists may schedule interim visits for every three months when the child is very young to build up a comfort and confidence level or to treat a developing problem.


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Sunday, 18 August 2019

UNCOMPLICATED EXTRACTION FOR A COMPLICATED FRACTURE.......

                             A 15 years male patient came to our clinic with complaint of pain irt right lower back tooth region.

  H/O: Bicycle accident. 

Clinical findings:

                     ➣ Fractured tooth irt Right lower first molar. 

                    Displacement of tooth with root fracture irt Right lower first premolar. 

                    Periapical infection irt Right lower second premolar.                              

Treatment progress:

      
                                                                 Extraction of 44, 46
                      .


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 IS SCALING HARMFUL TO MY TEETH???

Scaling is a common dental procedure performed for patients with excess plaque build up and gum diseases. It is a cleaning that reaches below the gum-line to remove the excess plaque buildup.

Scaling and root planing  commonly known as"Deep cleaning" involves removal of plaque and calculus(hard deposits) and then smoothing the root surfaces which removes the bacteria and other micro-organisms(causes of gum inflammation).


WHAT IS PLAQUE???

Plaque is a soft grayish substance that adheres to the tooth which is mainly composed of bacteria. Everyone has the tendency to develop plaque but through regular brushing and flossing organised colonies of bacteria are disturbed and eliminated from oral cavity.

WHAT HAPPENS IF PLAQUE IS NOT REMOVED???

If plaque remains undisturbed by brushing or flossing for 24 hours bacterial bio-film absorbs the mineral contents of saliva. As a result of this soft, easily removable bio film is converted into hard substance called as "Calculus". Calculus cannot be removed by brushing and flossing. It can be removed only by scaling.

CONSEQUENCES OF PLAQUE ACCUMULATION:

                              PLAQUE ACCUMULATION
                                                    ⇩
                                          GINGIVITIS
                        (swelling, redness and bleeding gums)
                                                    ⇩
                     PERIODONTAL POCKET FORMATION  
                 (formation of gap between the gum and tooth)
                                                    ⇩
                      LOSS OF GINGIVAL ATTACHMENT
                                                    ⇩
                                      PERIODONTITIS
                                 (soft tissue and bone loss)
                                                    ⇩
               LOOSENING OF TOOTH & LOSS OF TOOTH

So doing scaling at an early stage can prevent all these consequences. It's our choice to save or lose the tooth.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING SCALING????

We use ultra-sonic instrument for scaling. It consists of a vibrating metal tip combined with a cool water spray. The metal tip vibrates and chips off the calculus.                                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                      

  WILL SCALING CAUSE GAP BETWEEN MY TEETH???

     When gum disease is progressing at a moderate level the usual gap between the tooth are filled by plaque and calculus. After scaling when the harmful calculus are removed from the teeth you may feel like the gap is increased between the teeth.                                                            

DOES  SCALING  CAUSE SENSITIVITY???

While removing calculus from the teeth, the space filled by them is exposed to oral environment. So patient may feel mild sensitivity. Usually this sensitivity vanishes in a couple of days.

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Friday, 16 August 2019

                WHY ARE MY TEETH SENSITIVE ?????

                           
                            

                          Tooth sensitivity is caused by the movement of fluid within tiny tubes located in the dentin (the layer of tissue found beneath the hard enamel that contains the inner pulp), which results in nerve irritation. When the hard enamel is worn down or gums have receded, causing the tiny tube surfaces to be exposed, pain can be caused by eating or drinking foods or hot or cold beverages, touching your teeth, or exposing them to cold air.

                     Exposed areas of the tooth can cause pain and even affect or change your eating, drinking, and breathing habits. Taking a spoonful of ice cream, for example, can be a painful experience for people with sensitive teeth. The excessive consumption of acid containing foods and beverages, such as citrus juices and fruits and soft drinks, can also put you at risk for tooth sensitivity.


Is tooth sensitivity a common condition?

                                    Yes, Tooth sensitivity is one of the most common complaints among dental patients.

How do I know when it's time to see a dentist?

                               😣  If a tooth is highly sensitive for more than three or four days and reacts to hot and cold temperatures, it's best to get a diagnostic evaluation from your dentist to determine the extent of the problem.

 

                              😣  Before taking the situation into your own hands, an accurate diagnosis of tooth sensitivity is essential for effective treatment to eliminate pain. Because pain symptoms can be similar, some people might think that a tooth is sensitive, when instead, they actually have a cavity or abscess that's not yet visible.

How can I avoid sensitivity?

                                Some toothpastes contain abrasive ingredients that may be too harsh for people who have sensitive teeth.

                                Ingredients found in some whitening toothpastes that lighten and/or remove certain stains from enamel and sodium pyrophosphate, the key ingredient in tartar-control toothpaste, may increase tooth sensitivity.

What can I do about sensitive teeth?

                                  👉 Tooth sensitivity can be reduced by using a desensitizing toothpaste; having your dentist apply sealants and other desensitizing and filling materials, including fluoride; and decreasing the intake of acid-containing foods.

                                   👉 Using tartar-control toothpaste will sometimes cause teeth to be sensitive as well as drinking soft drinks throughout the day, so these habits should be avoided. 
                                   👉 Avoid using hard-bristled toothbrushes and brushing your teeth too hard, which can wear down the tooth's surface and expose sensitive spots.
                                  👉 The way to find out if you're brushing your teeth too hard is to take a good look at your toothbrush. If the bristles are pointing in multiple directions, you're brushing too hard.

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WHY ARE MINERALS AND NUTRIENTS IMPORTANT FOR ORAL HEALTH????


You must include minerals and nutrients in your diet in order for the body's tissues to resist infection. The presence of too much or too little of any nutrient can have harmful effects, particularly on the mouth and teeth, and may contribute to oral diseases and infection.








Which vitamins and minerals are good for me?





There are many minerals and nutrients that are good for the entire body. Here are just some of the minerals and nutrients your body needs to stay healthy:




Calcium:

          ★ Your teeth and jaws are made mostly of calcium. Without enough calcium in your diet, you risk developing gum disease and tooth decay. 
           ★ Calcium is found in many foods and liquids, such as milk, yogurt, cheese, beans, and oysters.

Calcium



Iron: 

          Iron deficiency can cause your tongue to become inflamed, and sores can form inside your mouth. Iron is found in many foods, including liver and red meat. 
         ★ Other iron-rich foods include bran cereals, some nuts, and spices.



Vitamin B3 (niacin):

          ★ A lack of vitamin B3 can cause bad breath and canker sores in the mouth.
          To boost your B3 levels, eat chicken and fish.

vitamin B3



Vitamins B12 and B2 (riboflavin):

            You also can develop mouth sores when you do not consume enough of the vitamins B12 and B2. 
            Red meat, chicken, liver, pork, fish, as well as dairy products like milk, yogurt, and cheese, are good sources of vitamin B12. 

vitamin B12

           Vitamin B2 is found in foods like spinach, and almonds.

vitamin B2


Vitamin C:

              Too little vitamin C will lead to bleeding gums and loose teeth. 
             ★ Sweet potatoes, raw red peppers, and oranges are great sources of vitamin C.

vitamin C

Vitamin D:


              It is very important to consume enough vitamin D because it helps your body absorb calcium. 
              A diet lacking or low in vitamin D will cause burning mouth syndrome. Symptoms of this condition include a burning mouth sensation, a metallic or bitter taste in the mouth, and dry mouth.                
             Sunlight, Drink milk, and eat egg yolks and fish to increase your vitamin D intake.

vitamin D

Which foods may be bad for my mouth and why?

Carbohydrates:

              Bacteria feed on leftover foods in the mouth and produce acid, which causes decay.                 Carbohydrate-laden foods, such as chips, bread, pasta, or crackers, can be as harmful to the teeth as candy. Sticky, chewy foods.
             ☆ Raisins, granola bars, jelly beans, caramel, and syrup stick to teeth and make it difficult for saliva to wash the sugar away.


Sugary snacks: 

            Snacks like cookies, cakes, or other desserts contain a high amount of sugar, which can cause tooth decay.

Gum and candy: 

            Chewing gum and eating candy is very harmful to your teeth. As you eat, sugar coats your teeth, which can lead to cavities.

Carbonated soft drinks:

            Regular soda (or pop) contains an extremely high amount of sugar. Both regular and diet sodas also contain phosphorous and carbonation, which wears away the enamel on your teeth (causing them to become stained and brown).


Fruit or vegetable juices: 

            Fruit and vegetable juices tend to be high in sugar, which can damage tooth enamel and lead to decay.




To Know more about" ORAL HEALTH"   contact us @

GUMS AND TEETH LASER DENTAL and IMPLANT CENTER 

                
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                 Medavakkam,chennai-100
                 Phone-9962497766
                 mail id-care@gumsandteeth.in

                 Also check us out at www.gumsandteeth.in