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Periodontal disease

Periodontal disease

The discovery underscores the importance of pregnant women, even those without other risk factors, maintain good oral health.

According to a study by the University of New York in the United States published in the Journal of Dental Research, pregnant women with periodontal disease, teenage a higher risk of developing gestational diabetes, even if they smoke or drink.

The discovery underscores the importance of pregnant women, even those without other risk factors, maintain good oral health.

The study, led by Ananda P. Dasanayake, eliminating smoking and alcohol consumption among a group of 190 pregnant women in Sri Lanka, where a combination of cultural taboos and poverty, preventing women from smoking and drinking. (more…)

Periodontal diseases in children

Periodontal diseases in children

An advanced form of periodontal disease in children, may indicate the condition of early systemic disease.
It is widely believed that periodontal disease is an adult problem, however, studies show that gingivitis
(first stage of the disease), is almost universally in children and adolescents. Although advanced forms of periodontal disease are less common in children than in adults, they can occur, the most common include:

Chronic gingivitis. It is common in children, causes the gums to swell, turn red and bleed easily. It can prevent and treat following a regular routine of brushing, flossing and professional dental care. If not treated, can progress with time into more serious forms of periodontal disease.

Aggressive periodontitis is characterized by inflammation of the gums and large accumulations of plaque and tartar, which over time can cause teeth to become loose. Localized aggressive periodontitis occurs mainly in adolescents and young adults, may close to puberty and involve the entire mouth. The disease mainly affects the first molars and incisors (front). It is characterized by severe loss of alveolar bone. (more…)

Leave a cavity without treatment

Leave a cavity without treatment

What can happen if you left a cavity in her mouth without treatment? Dental caries is comparable to infection. It consists of harmful microbes that use sugar to alter the tooth. Over time, this will form a small hole in the tooth, and if not repaired with a filling, the decay will continue to grow.

If decay is left untreated, it can possibly ruin a good part of the tooth. This could make it difficult to repair by a conventional seal. If a large portion of the tooth is destroyed, only crown can restore it.

If micro-organisms of decay reaches the pulp chamber, where the nerves and blood vessels are located, the pulp becomes irritated and infected. This can eventually lead to the formation of a dental abscess can cause much pain. Only a root canal can then repair a tooth whose pulp is infected, and a crown will probably be needed later as final restoration.

There are also situations where a tooth is so destroyed by caries that nothing can be done to fix it, not even a root canal or a crown. In this case, the tooth has unfortunately need to be extracted.