What Should You Do When You Have Pyorrhoea or The Gum Disease?

Due to plenty of reasons like our lifestyle and diet, the onset of dental issues is not so uncommon nowadays. Almost anyone as young as a teenager or as old as a fully grown mature person can fall prey to oral health issues. Pyorrhoea, or gum disease, is often known to occur in adults and is definitely a major hurdle in itself.

Listed below are certain methods and strategies you can implement and act upon with the help of your professional if, by any means, you happen to fall prey to pyorrhoea.

Flap surgery:

As the name suggests, in this surgery, the gum tissues are opened up in the form of a flap, and all the plaque and tartar existing within is gotten rid of. This process is required only when the infection exceeds to a height that medication cannot resolve.

Deep cleaning:

This procedure involves cleansing of the tooth root of any infection or bacteria that might have led to this problem. It also involves scaling, that is nothing but getting rid of any germs above and below the gum line. Deep cleaning carried out using laser techniques can result in a less messy process in terms of bleeding and pain.

Tissue grafting:

If the infection has embedded itself deep into your gums, your dental surgeon may suggest a tissue or bone grafting procedure. What happens is, a synthetic bone is placed in the spot of the natural bone that is now lost to pyorrhoea. In addition to this, tissue grafting is also carried out wherein a thin tissue-like substance is placed in between the bone and gum tissue in order to prevent the natural gum-tissue from growing and taking over the bone area.

Precautions to be taken:

  • Brushing your teeth twice each day is extremely underrated. You have no idea whatsoever how many oral problems can be countered just by this simple act of brushing.
  • Flossing is a detailed technique of cleaning your teeth once a day. This must be next in line with brushing and is quite an effective way to get rid of plaque between your teeth before they start becoming an obstacle.
  • Regular dental check-ups every once in 6 months can help you understand if everything else is fine with your teeth and gums, or that if any treatment is needed.
  • Keep away from smoking lest you want plaque development on your teeth, and want them to change color from slightly yellow to a highly visible tinge.
  • Avoid drinks with a high sugar content in them. In fact, check off food items from your table that is full of sugar. This is because an excess of sugar makes your teeth and gums vulnerable to infection.

Summing it up:

Dental care is highly underrated. You can never know what your habits are leading to until an issue arises. The best way to keep such gum or tooth problems at bay is to regularly look after your oral hygiene. Investing a couple of minutes each day goes a long way in keeping your teeth and gums healthy, and will reap many more benefits for you in the long run.

 

 

HELPING YOU TO APPEAR AND FEEL YOUNGER WITH COSMETIC DENTISTRY

What makes a person’s smile look youthful and full of vitality? If you want to look 10 years younger your smile could be your secret key. Our Care32 Family Dental Care Center  could be the answer you are looking for.

 

ASPECTS OF YOUR MOUTH THAT MAKE YOUR SMILE OR SMILE MAKEOVER LOOK 10 YEARS YOUNGER INCLUDE:smile makeover 1

  • Pink healthy gums
  • Stainless teeth
  • White teeth
  • Symmetrical teeth
  • Natural looking teeth
  • Colour of teeth should reflect your facial skin tones
  • Teeth should support the lips correctly

WHEN CREATING A BEAUTIFUL SMILE MAKEOVER THERE ARE 3 PARTS TO THE EQUATION:

  1. The Cosmetic Dentist and his/her ability, skill, technical know-how, talent and passion.
  2. The Cosmetic Ceramist and his/her ability, skill, technical know-how, talent and passion.
  3. The Patient i.e. you and your requirements, needs and they way you want to look.

However, there is one secret key to the success of the resulting smile makeover and that is the quality of the communication which occurs between all three people. The fundamental one thing that allows this communication to be of a much superior quality and is very often the secret to the perfection of the smile makeover produced is the ‘Trial Smile’.

 

WHAT IS THE TRIAL SMILE IN A SMILE MAKEOVER?

Now, the Trial Smile is the provisional temporary smile that is placed on the teeth during preparation of tooth veneers. If this is treated like a temporary treatment then the patient will never know what the possibilities of the smile can be and the temporaries will look like white clumps of plastic.

Questions you need to know the answer to, like the following, can only be answer correctly if patients have a true likeness of provisional smile makeover trial smile that resembles the final teeth to a large degree.

MOST COMMON QUESTIONS:

  • How long will my teeth be?
  • Will I like them?
  • Will they suit me?
  • Will I be able to eat comfortably?

For this reason at Care32 Family Dental care center, we make sure that the Trial Smile is your perfect smile. Dr. Ishwari spends a great deal of time perfecting this stage of tooth veneers.

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This requires considerable skill and ability. Dr.  Ishwari has Done training on this subject numerous times  to teach dentists this aspect .

If you want the perfect smile, if you are looking to have a smile makeover to make you look more youthful, if you want to look 10 years younger, then we are the cosmetic dentists for you.

WHAT CAN WE OFFER YOU?

Call ourDental office on 912240046146, 912228313293 , and talk to us in a complimentary consultation. You have nothing to lose and so much more information to gain.

Take advantage of this opportunity and it may just change your life.


 

Women and Periodontal (Gum) Health

Throughout a woman’s life, hormonal changes affect tissues throughout the body. Fluctuations in hormone levels occur during puberty, pregnancy and menopause. At these times, the chance of periodontal disease may increase, requiring special care of your oral health.
Continue reading Women and Periodontal (Gum) Health

 

How Gum Disease Affects Your Health

You might think brushing gently twice a day, flossing daily, and seeing your dentist regularly make sense for good oral health.

But the health of your mouth could affect the health of your whole body. More and more evidence shows a strong association between gum disease and heart disease, stroke, diabetes, poor pregnancy outcomes, and other conditions. Some early research has even found a higher risk for certain cancers. Continue reading How Gum Disease Affects Your Health

 

Manual vs. Electric: Which Is the Better Brush?

Electric toothbrushes have been widely touted, and indeed they can be equally effective as — or in some cases even more than — manual brushes when used consistently. A variety of studies have been done comparing different power toothbrushes, and while there is agreement that power brushes are safe, results in plaque-removing capabilities of the various devices have varied.

Understanding the Research

An analysis conducted by an independent nonprofit organization, Reference by Harvard University. compared various types of electric toothbrushes. Researchers systematically sorted through the data from studies done from 1966 to 2004 that compared power brushes’ effectiveness at removing plaque, maintaining gum health, and removing stains, as well as their dependability and adverse effects. The power brushes were divided into seven groups based on how they worked.

They found that most of the power toothbrushes were no more effective than manual toothbrushes. Just one type of brush — the rotation oscillation design (where the brush heads rotate in one direction and then the other) — was consistently better at removing plaque and reducing gingivitis (gum inflammation) than a manual toothbrush. Examples of the rotation oscillation action include brushes in the Braun Oral-B Triumph and Professional Care product lines.

Who Needs an Electric Brush?

An electric toothbrush can be particularly helpful for people who have trouble reaching all corners of their mouth. For example, power brushes are useful for people with braces, parents brushing their young children’s teeth, and individuals with mental or physical disabilities that impair dexterity. The thicker handle on power models also is a plus for some older people and people with arthritis who have difficulty grasping the thinner shaft of a manual brush.

But ultimately the best brush may simply be the one you feel most comfortable with. If you have questions, bring your toothbrush to your next dental visit so your dentist can examine it. While you’re at it, demonstrate your brushing technique so your dentist or hygienist can make sure you are brushing correctly.

 

Treatment for Loose Teeth

Explaining the treatment of loose teeth is actually much more complicated than this brief review will allow. For this reason, it is important for you to see your dentist or a periodontist for a detailed assessment and correct diagnosis of what is causing your teeth to be loose. However, what you are experiencing sounds like the end result of periodontal (gum) disease, in which bone that normally supports the teeth (together with the periodontal ligament that attaches bone to the teeth) is progressively lost.

Looseness of teeth is the result of occlusal trauma (“occlusal” – bite; “trauma” – injury) that can literally damage the remaining periodontal structures of the teeth. Occlusal trauma comes in two varieties:

  • Primary occlusal trauma — an excess force applied to normal periodontal structures that is usually caused by parafunctional forces (“para” – beyond; “function” – normal range) such as clenching or grinding habits.
  • Secondary occlusal trauma — normal biting forces applied to a tooth that has lost significant bone support or periodontal attachment.
  • A combination of both, in which excessive biting forces are applied to weakened or reduced periodontal structures (teeth that have lost bone due to periodontal disease).

Looseness of teeth is mostly caused by secondary trauma, as a result of bacterial plaque-induced periodontal disease. The approach to treatment of loose teeth is both biologic and mechanical. The biological approach involves treatment of the gum disease that must be addressed first to provide an environment in which the periodontal attachment can heal.

The mechanical approach involves modifying forces applied to the teeth, treating the effects of the force on the periodontal ligament (the attachment mechanism of the teeth to the bone) and also by modifying the amount of biting force generated by the jaw muscles and received by the teeth during biting. This can be achieved in a number of ways, depending upon the degree of looseness of the teeth. Here is a summary of current methods:

  • Occlusal (Bite) Adjustment: First, the bite or occlusion (how the teeth meet together), can be adjusted by minor reshaping of the biting surfaces of the teeth so that they receive less force. This procedure is known as occlusal adjustment by selective grinding and requires knowledge and skill of how bites work and function.
  • Splinting: If the teeth are very loose, they can be splinted or joined together like pickets in a fence so that any biting force is distributed among groups of teeth rather than individual loosened teeth.
    • Temporary Splinting can be achieved by joining the teeth together with:
      • Extra-coronal Splints (“extra” – outside; “coronal” – crown): With this approach, splinting materials are attached to a group of teeth generally by bonding to the enamel, thus making them more rigid.
      • Intra-coronal Splints (“intra” – inside): These splints involve cutting a small channel into the teeth, inserting a rigid custom formed metal splint and bonding or cementing it in place to stabilize the teeth.
    • Permanent Or Fixed Splinting: This method literally (and permanently) “fixes” loose teeth together by crowning the affected teeth and fabricating a splint in which the crowns are joined or fused together.
    • Occlusal Splints Or Guards: If parafunctional clenching or grinding habits are evident, then a removable occlusal splint or bite guard may further protect the teeth from the consequences of too much biting force. Since parafunctional forces and habits tend to be stress related, these removable guards can be used during times of tension, stress or when these bad habits are evident.

Another approach that is sometimes used to treat loose teeth is by orthodontic treatment — to reposition teeth so that they receive forces more evenly and appropriately. However, it can be a complicated process — especially if there is underlying periodontal disease that must be controlled before orthodontic treatment can be successful. When applied correctly, the controlled forces used in orthodontics to move the teeth can actually be used to regenerate lost bone and create new periodontal attachment.

The long term outlook or prognosis of the teeth must be considered before deciding upon treatment options. While temporary splinting options may buy you some time, the teeth themselves may need to be replaced if the damage to the periodontal structures is severe. See your dentist or a periodontist for a complete examination and consultation to learn all your options.