PERIODONTAL DISEASE AFFECTS MILLIONS OF PEOPLE. ARE YOU ONE OF THEM?
The mouth is remarkable ecosystem, your own oral tissues live alongside millions of bacterial organisms, most of the time in benign cooperation. Sometimes, however, that symbiosis erupts into an all - out war known as periodontal disease.
“There may be many ways to treat a case, but there is only one correct diagnosis”.
Periodontal disease is detected when your dentist physically and visually evaluates the gingival (gum) tissues, probe to determine whether the attachment levels to the teeth are normal or abnormal, and evaluates bone changes through dental radiographs(x-rays). Most of the variation in disease levels could be accounted for by bacterial plaque alone rest attributed to other factors like diet, nutrition, bite factors and other variables.
“Oral-facial” injuries can have significant negative functional, esthetic, and psychological effects both on children and adults. Over 80% of all injuries involve the upper front teeth. While your dentist is always the first line of defense, dental injuries can improve outcomes if the public is aware of first-aid measures.
Any dental emergency like an injury to the teeth or gums can be potentially serious and should not be ignored. Ignoring a dental problem can increase the risk of permanent damage as well as the need for more expensive treatment later on. Some common dental problems such as toothaches, chipped or broken teeth, knocked out tooth, extruded tooth, objects caught between teeth, lost filling, lost crown, broken braces and wires, loose brackets and bands, abscess and soft tissue injuries.
This is the delivery of dental care to older adults involving the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of problems associated with normal aging and age related diseases as part of an interdisciplinary team with other healthcare professionals.
Appearance concerns may seem shallow and vain but when it comes to dentistry, anti ageing steps can really make quite a difference. If you have been following a good oral hygiene regime all your life then there is a good chance that your teeth and gums are in pretty good shape. However, if you are starting to notice conditions such as bleeding gums, sensitivity when eating or drinking or any other problem with your teeth and gums. As we age the enamel of teeth ages with us and can start to become weaker and more prone to problems.