Just brushing your teeth twice a day is not enough. In order not to miss the development of serious diseases, you need to monitor all, even the most minor changes in the oral cavity. What we especially need to pay attention to, was told to us by the head physician of the Avento dental clinic Alexander Maksimenko.
Alexander Maksimenko // Photo: Irina Kharlamova
- This is the first sign of inflammation. So, regular bleeding of the gums can indicate an inflammatory disease such as gingivitis.
In this case - along with blood - a person feels bad breath and feels severe pain. As soon as you understand that the gums have been bleeding for longer than 12 hours, consult your doctor.
Periodontitis may be another cause of bleeding gums. If you do not cure it in the initial stages, you will soon receive gum prolapse and exposure of the teeth. By the way, with bleeding gums before going to the doctor, start to follow a diet: refuse hot, spicy and fatty foods.
A tooth can break apart not only when you eat solid food. This can happen for several reasons: you do not have enough calcium, you constantly alternate sweet foods with acidic, you have a broken hormones or weakened immunity. Most often, enamel chips. The patient does not feel pain - only slight discomfort. Often people with such a problem are in no hurry to consult a dentist.
But in vain. Indeed, the absence of even a millimeter of enamel creates an additional burden on the dental tissue (bacteria will easily penetrate inside, which means that sooner or later your tooth will begin to decay).
Much more dangerous is a deep cleavage. This is possible if caries started under a filling. You can feel it if the seal has lost its density and began to move.
It is not worth waiting for the seal to finally fall off. After biting something solid with such a tooth, you can kill the root. It just breaks in half. And all this can be complicated by purulent inflammation - an abscess.
You can determine the language whether there are problems in the oral cavity itself or are they much more serious and affect other organs. So, white plaque indicates disruptions in the intestines or stomach. Yellow is about abnormal liver function. Green - about problems with the gastrointestinal tract. Brown - about dehydration or problems with the pancreas.
The dentist, of course, will not help with the solution of these problems, but at least rule out the presence of fungal diseases and refer you to the right specialist.
If you removed the wisdom tooth, then there is no reason for concern . But if you were left without a chewing tooth, then a visit to a dental surgeon is necessary. It is categorically impossible to walk without an implant for a long time on the site of the extracted tooth - otherwise the adjacent teeth will begin to assume the function of the absent and gradually shift. As a result, the entire structure of the jaw can change, including the bite.
In addition, the antagonist tooth, trying to fill the empty space, will begin to fall or rise (depending on which tooth you lost) and become loose. As a result, you will lose another tooth. Therefore, it is better to comply with all the dates indicated by the doctor, and timely replace the tooth.
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Of course, immediately remove the small holes and putting a seal is stupid.
Nevertheless, they need to be closely monitored (namely, visit a specialist once every six months). With improper care of the oral cavity, such holes can easily develop into caries. However, basic hygiene rules allow teeth to “live” even with such defects.
Healthy teeth should not respond to cold, hot, sour or hard. As soon as you feel discomfort or pain while eating, you should know that your tooth enamel has thinned out, small tubules have appeared in your teeth that expose the pulp and the dental nerve.
This means that soon inflammatory processes will begin - swelling and swelling of the gums may appear.
- To keep your oral cavity healthy, it’s not enough just to brush your teeth twice a day. You need to use dental floss or irrigator in the morning and evening. The latter, due to the pressure of water, will clean the tooth spaces that are not subject to the toothbrush.