Chronic periodontitis Chronic Periodontitis is an inflammatory disease of the supporting tissues of the teeth caused by specific microorganisms or groups of specific microorganisms, leading to progressive destruction of the attachment apparatus of the teeth including periodontal ligament, cementum and alveolar bone with periodontal pocket formation, and recession of the gingival tissue(1) . The clinical feature that characterizes periodontitis from gingivitis is the presence of clinically apparent attachment loss. This loss mainly is associated with changes in the density and height of subjacent alveolar bone (1). Severe generalized periodontitis affects 5–15% of any population worldwide and is a major cause of teeth loss after dental caries (2). Chronic Periodontitis also known as adult periodontitis or chronic adult
Evidence based dental hygiene is the practice of giving your patients the best care possible with a combination of adequate techniques and patient values. When evaluating a patient, it is important to understand their values as well as what that they need clinically to improve their oral health. In today’s society, due to the internet and social media, people are presented with the latest fads in dental hygiene on a daily basis. When presented with a question in regard to this, we must research rather than just shut the idea down entirely. As a dental hygienist, it is our responsibility to research these fads and see if there is substance (scientific evidence, patient preferences, clinical/patient circumstances and clinicians experience and
Gingivitis is simply the inflammation of the gums and is caused by the prolonged effects of plaque on the teeth. The main cause of gingivitis is inadequate oral hygiene that causes plaque to form. When starches and sugars in food combine with the normal bacteria in a person’s mouth, plaque is formed. The longer plaque stays on a person’s teeth will increase the chance of it hardening under the gums and creating tartar. Tartar becomes a place for bacteria to collect and is more problematic to remove. The longer tartar stays under the gums, the more it will irritate the gingival, or the gums at the bottom of the teeth. In result of, the gums will become swollen and may bleed. Tooth decay may also occur.
It intrigues me to learn about the various diseases and conditions that can manifest without proper care taken off a person’s teeth. I think people underestimate the power and overall importance of brushing, and flossing of the teeth on a regular basis. The short time I’ve spent under Ms. Lopez has help emphasize the importance of knowing the anatomy and physiology aspect of the teeth. The knowledge I obtained from shadowing, and numerous hours of online research has help convey to me knowledge on how to better prevent oral
When left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss and jawbone deterioration. Luckily, we have the tools necessary to diagnose and treat your periodontal problems. We offer scaling and root planing, antibiotic treatments, laser treatments, electrotherapy, and traditional surgical methods of treatment. Depending on your situation, we can help get rid of your gum disease using any combination of these methods. X-rays and a throughout examination will allow us to understand your current circumstance and help treat your problems in the most effective way possible.
The disease is caused by plaque-forming bacteria, which create inflammation and deterioration of the gum tissue. This deterioration often results in the loss of teeth. It 's estimated that 90% of Americans will experience gum disease during their lifetime, and 25% of Americans over 60 will lose teeth due to the disease.
Even if you are extremely diligent in your home oral hygiene routines, you will still need the help of a dental professional, like the ones at Vail Valley Dental Care. We have the training and equipment to diagnose and treat oral health ailments you may not even know to look for. For example, some forms of oral cancer are extremely hard to spot, and the early stages of gum disease may not have any obvious symptoms. In these cases, Dr. Maloley and his crew will be able to help you catch these issues before they become serious health threats. So if nothing else, you need to visit our office in Avon, CO for regular cleanings and examinations, just to make sure you stay
The Importance of Providing Oral Care Brushing your teeth, how do you feel when you brush your teeth? When you wake up in the morning what is your routine, get up use the restroom, brush your teeth, and then go on about getting ready for the day? How would you feel if you couldn’t brush your teeth whither it be because you don’t have access to a toothbrush or toothpaste, or what if you couldn’t even remember to brush your teeth in the morning or evenings? When you don’t brush your teeth you feel like your routine is incomplete or what about the smell or taste you may have in your mouth. Or what happens over time when you don’t brush your teeth or go get your teeth cleaned twice a year, a buildup of plaque occurs and possibly gum inflammation.
Every year when you visit the dentist for a checkup, the questions always come up: How many times a day do you brush? How many times a day do you Floss? For most clients the answer is twice a day for brushing, but flossing goes unheard or gets forgotten. If flossing wasn’t important then your oral
How to get rid of Gingivitis A common periodontal disease is Gingivitis in which inflammation and redness causes irritation and pain to the patient. Gingivitis or gum inflammation is induced due to the formation of the plaque film under the gum line, when food particles are not cleaned out properly. The Gingivitis should be cured promptly and in a right way to avoid more painful and complicated gum and mouth diseases. In this article, we will let you know how to get rid of Gingivitis.
A dental hygienist noticed that one of her patients was having a periodontal disease that was not noted in the chart. She tried to discuss this with a dentist by stating that her patient have a moderately advanced stage of periodontal disease. The probing results showed that some of the patient's periodontal pockets were 6 mm deep. The dentist response was not to worry about the patient and to keep cleaning out the pockets periodically. The dental hygienist did not feel comfortable treating the patient and asked a dentist to excuse her from performing a treatment. When the patient heard the dental hygienist, she asked what the suggestions were and the dental hygienist's response was to see a periodontist.