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What is gingivitis?
Gum disease or gingivitis is inflammation of the tissues supporting and surrounding the teeth and is most popularly caused due to poor dental hygiene. Gum disease is a very common problem and differs immensely in severity. Some of the common signs of gingivitis include: red swollen gums, bleeding on brushing and flossing etc.
What causes gingivitis?
Your gums are attached to your teeth at a lower point than the edges of gums that are visible. This creates a small space called a sulcus. When food gets trapped in this space, gingivitis or gum infection is caused.
Plaque is another reason for gum disease. Plaque is a thin coating of bacteria; it continuously develops on the surface of your teeth. As plaque becomes severe, it hardens, and this is termed as tartar. When plaque reaches below the gum line, it causes gum infection.
When left untreated, it can cause the gums to get disconnected from the teeth. This can cause injury to the soft tissue and bone supporting the teeth. The tooth may become unstable and loose. If infection becomes severe, you may finally lose your tooth or get it removed from a dentist.
Risk factors of gum disease:
Here are some of the risk factors for gum disease:
Most people even don’t realize that they have gingivitis. Once can have gum infection without any symptoms. However, here are a few symptoms of gingivitis:
In a dental checkup, your gums are checked with a small ruler. This helps to know about the inflammation. Also, assists in knowing about any gaps around your teeth. X-rays are taken to know about the bone loss.
Feel free to contact us to know about risk factors for gum disease as well as the symptoms. This can assist diagnose your gum infection. If you have gum disease, our periodontist will treat you. They specialize in the treatment of gum diseases.
One of the most traumatic and instant dental cases both from physical and emotional perspectives is a knocked out or avulsed tooth. We all lead active lives these days, biking, running, playing sports and even road accidents have become very common. So, this can certainly happen to anyone. So, it is better to be prepared and know how to deal such a situation.
If this happens to someone you know or to yourself, then there are some essential things to keep in mind which can make or break the success of a dentist to save your tooth. By following some simple instructions you can easily ensure success in retaining a perfect set of teeth.
1 :- If the tooth has just misplaced from its place, but is still in your mouth, partly in the socket, then let it be there only, don't remove it. Call the emergency dental services instantly, so that professional can assist with the process as soon as possible. It is crucial to get the tooth fixed back into the proper position as soon as possible.
2 :- If the tooth is completely removed from the socket after the accident, don't panic. Take a deep breath and calmly look for the lost tooth, which will probably be in the area where you have had an accident. If you are lucky enough to find the tooth, and you have "Save a Tooth" kit with you, then place that tooth in the receptacle and visit the dentist. If you are not carrying your save a tooth kit along, then put the tooth in the sufferer's mouth and ask for help in neighborhood. Get some milk and put the avulsed tooth in a cup and reach the dentist in 20 minutes or even sooner. If you are unable to find milk, then water, saline or the saliva of the patient will suffice the purpose. Usually, the most accessible storage during emergency is the patient's inside check.
3 :- Get in the car fast and head to your emergency dentist, because time is of essence in such cases. Less than half hour and there is great prognosis, 30-60 minutes and there is a great probability of successful re-implantation. More time you take to reach the dentist and the prognosis goes down significantly. If the tooth is dirty, don't clean or scrub it. Your dentist will do that for you. There is a chief tissue on the root of the tooth which assists in the healing process.
4 :- Don't panic. Dentists have access to wonderful technology for saving and replacing tooth and teeth structures which will make it look just as it was before you met the accident.
By taking the proper safety measures instantly when a tooth gets knocked out you will increase the chances of successful reimplantation of the tooth significantly. Keep in mind the sooner you get the tooth back in the socket the higher the success rate.
Feel free to contact EDMONTON EMERGENCY DENTAL CLINIC for emergency dental services.
Babies are a bundle of joy in every home. They bring laughter, fun and enjoyment to every household with their cute innocent activities. But, what happens when they start crying due to tooth pain or a cavity? This may surprise you, but cavities and bad breath are really popular in toddlers. And as they are still very young to take of their oral health on their own, it is up to you as a parent to do the essential remedies to assist them fight cavities and stinky breaths.
If we particularly talk about bad breath in toddlers then it can be caused due to various different factors. It may be due to buildup of cavity and tartar, poor oral hygiene, throat infection or dehydration. Use of pacifiers and thumb sucking can also add in toddler's bad breath. To fight this and more oral problems, it is important that you take care of their proper dental health and use tips to prevent foul-smelling breath and cavities in your bundle of joy.
Dental care of a little one begins with the appearance of the first tooth. Cleaning teeth as well as gums with water, two times in a day especially after feeding is recommended.
If your bundle of joy is 2 years old or above then you should teach him or her the correct method of brushing. However, until the age of 6, kids find it hard to brush their teeth properly, so supervising them is essential. Use toothbrush with soft bristles with pea-sized children's toothpaste because too much fluoride is harmful.
Always tell your kid to rinse teeth after drinking artificial fruit juice and soda drinks and after eating chocolate and candy, because the sugar content is sweetened products increases the process of decay and causes cavities.
Take proper care of your kid's diet. You should give them diet containing vegetables and fruits. Also, maintain the optimum amount of water intake.
If your child is active in sports, make sure he wears a mouth-guard; this will help in avoiding sports related injuries.
Restrict the sugar intake of your child to decrease the chances of tooth decay. Do not leave a feeding bottle filled with juice or milk stuck in their mouth when they are sleeping. As already said, the sugar present in these drinks will aid in teeth decay.
Regular dental checkups are also important. A lot of people think that visiting a dentist is not necessary when their children are young. This might sound surprising, but children often start getting cavities even before they are 4 years old. According to AAPD (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry) almost 40-50% of kids are diagnosed with dental decay before the age of 2. Thus, it is recommended that every child sees a dentist by their 1st birthday.
Prioritize dental health of your kid by asking your pediatric dentist about preventive measures and treatments for cavities.
For more details about your kid's sound dental care, feel free to contact Edmonton Emergency Dentist.
Visiting the dentist can spur worry or fear for some people. The thought of the shrill sound of the dentist's drill or needles poking through your gums may be enough to cause anxiety, preventing you from visiting the dentist. If this scenario seems acquainted, then sedation dentistry is a good option for you.
Sedation dentistry is a method of keeping patient relaxed and calm with the help of sedatives during the dental treatment. Some of the sedatives include anti-anxiety medications, nitrous oxide and tranquilizers. Earlier, it was common to manage sedatives through the IV or intravenous method. In this method the sedative is injected to the blood vessels of either hand or arm. Now again, needles can create more anxiety to the patient. Thankfully, medical advancements have helped create alternatives for taking in sedatives without any injection. Patients can choose oral sedation technique or inhalation sedation.
Numerous things are involved in sedation dentistry, and here we are discussing a few of them. At the time of pre-treatment consultation, the dentist will check your dental history, the anxiety levels and other health factors. Dentist pays huge attention to know about your medical condition. As some sedatives may react in a certain manner to food supplements, vitamins, drinking or smoking, details about dietary habits and lifestyle choices need to be discussed during a consultation.
The dentist will also advise you on what you can and can't eat before and after the treatment. After knowing everything about you, your dentist will decide what type and dosage of sedative to prescribe to the patient. Sometimes after the treatment, you might need help of a friend or family member who can take you home. However, effects of sedation dentistry may vary from one patient to another. Some may feel sedated for a few hours after the procedure, needing help at home until the effects diminish.
Sedation dentistry offers several benefits in several ways. Lengthy procedure like cosmetic dentistry or dental surgeries can be done more speedily when patient is under sedation. It can also decrease the number of visits or sittings in which these complicated procedures can be done. Additionally, sedation dentistry improves the confidence level of the patient as nervousness is kept at bay through the painless treatment. Encouraging more visits to the dentist and finally promoting a routine of proper dental practices for the patient.
Maintaining proper oral health need not to be an uncomfortable experience. Consult us today to know about sedation dentistry.
Cosmetic dentistry procedures are not just for the wealthy and the celebrities any more. Many people are opting for them to make their teeth look good and to improve their smile. It is now within the reach of many people and they know how to use the best of it.
"Cosmetic dentistry has now become mainstream", says Dr. Ross, adviser and an active spokesperson. Almost every Cosmetic Dentist in Edmonton is getting the enquiries related to the cosmetic procedures and many Edmonton dental clinics are offering the procedures these days. There are many techniques available that help you to improve any problems in the teeth that you might be facing from a long time. Here is something that you need to know before getting any procedures done.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry gives you many options to improve the appearance of your teeth, mouth and smile. There are many solutions available where you can opt from various available options. The advances in the dentistry now allow you to have whiter teeth and completely new smile makeovers. According to the recent survey done by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, many more patients are opting for the cosmetic procedures to improve their looks and they are ready to spend anything for it.
Cosmetic Dentistry Options
There are various options available in the cosmetic dentistry that allows you to choose the one that goes on best with the kind of changes you want. You can opt for the one from the following.
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Dr. Alexander Yeh and Dr. Iyad Al-Qishawi are registered general dentists. They graduated in the same class at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Dentistry.
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