Periodontic

Obesity and overweight is defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health (WHO 2008) ...
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The overall treatment of patients with caries and periodontal disease, including associated pathologic conditions (e.g. pulpal and periapical lesions, tooth migration, tooth loss) can he divided into three different but frequently overlapping phases ...
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“Please doctor, I wonder, why are my teeth elongated?” This is among the frequently asked questions by patients referred to Periodontics Specialist Unit. (Figure 1a demonstrates an example of elongated teeth) Figure 1a : Elongated Teeth Anatomically, our teeth can be devided into crown, neck and root. As for the ...
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Gum disease, or periodontal disease as it is more correctly known, starts as “gingivitis”, an inflammation of the gums around the teeth, often characterised by tenderness, redness and bleeding during brushing ...
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Healthy gums aren’t just important for your oral health and for successful dental crown and bridges formation. Maintaining healthy gums can also be important for your overall health ...
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The condition of bleeding gum is not healthy, therefore it shouldn’t be ignored by all. Bleeding gum can be caused by various factors (multifactorial). It can occur at the beginning stages of gum infection like gingivitis, or be a signal of more serious health problems.Risks and Causative Factors for Bleeding ...
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IntroductionThe importance of teeth is never truly appreciated until it is gone. Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth. It can help to restore quality of life by helping with day-to-day function, such as mastication, speaking, and aesthetic. Complete denture is used when all the teeth are missing ...
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SignificanceA pleasing smile is a very desirable trait among many individuals. An increasing number of people are placing more emphasis on their oral health as part of their overall well-being. Well aligned teeth with no spaces in between has become the goal that many people are trying to achieve and ...
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Periodontal maintenance is an important phase of treatment that normally starts after completion of active gum treatment and Continues throughout the life of dentition ...
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IntroductionEveryone of us has experienced wobbly teeth during our childhood, especially when our milk teeth have started to fall out. Such event is considered to be physiologic as the milk teeth are giving ways for our permanent teeth to grow. The milk teeth or primary dentition will undergo gradual root ...
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A gingival veneer is a prosthesis worn in the labial aspect of the dental arch, which aims to restore the mucogingival contour and aesthetics in areas where periodontal tissues are deficient ...
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Healthy tooth is anchored firmly in the jaw bone by the periodontium, a structure that is formed by gums, alveolar bone, tooth cementum and periodontal ligament.Periodontal DiseasePeriodontal disease or gum disease seen in most people is as a result of long-term or chronic bacterial infection. It is characterized with the ...
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Orthodontics involves moving teeth through bone to relocate them in better places for both appearance and function. The outcome of orthodontic treatment is very much influenced by your periodontal (gum) status before, during and after treatment. Assessment for the presence of any form of gum disease before orthodontic treatment is ...
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Periodontal abscesses result from rapidly-growing bacteria within a periodontal pocket.A periodontal pocket forms in the presence of periodontal disease, as the gums become infected and pull away from the surface of the teeth. This deepens the sulcus (the space between the teeth and gums) greater than three millimetres. The deepened ...
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IntroductionA number of medications can affect oral health.  A thorough medical history is important when visiting a dental office to alert the dental staff of any medication-related side-effects that may be occurring.  Many of the common adverse effects of medication use that are seen in the oral cavity are abnormal ...
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Do you know that pregnancy involves physiological changes in women’s body? The expectant mother will be experiencing major changes on both physically and emotionally, which includes overall well-being. In this context, Oral Health is no exception.During pregnancy, there will be an elevation of estrogen and progesterone, hormones which can exaggerate ...
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With the advancement of science and technology, the dentist is able to treat and eradicate periodontal disease as well as save a number of teeth ...
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Receding gum tissue affects a large percentage of older people. This condition exposes the roots of teeth and makes them more vulnerable to decay and periodontal infection ...
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Introduction Too much glucose (also called sugar) in your blood from diabetes can cause infection and other problems in your mouth. Your mouth includes your teeth, your gums, your jaw, tissues such as your tongue, the roof and floor of your mouth, and the inside of your cheeks. Glucose is ...
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Introduction The oral cavity is packed with bacteria, mostly harmless. With good oral hygiene, these germs are in a controlled environment and does not pose any problem. Gum disease will only occurred when oral hygiene care is not satisfactory. This infection produces inflammation of the gums and our understanding now ...
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Introduction The main cause of periodontal disease is bacteria in the form of a sticky, colorless plaque that constantly forms at the gum line of your teeth. Many other factors however can cause periodontal (gum) disease or influence its progression. Signs & Symptom Of Periodontal Disease Periodontal diseases range from ...
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Gingivitis is the earliest stage where only the gums are affected. Gingivitis can be treated and is reversible ...
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