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AM I AT RISK FOR DEVELOPING GUM-RELATED PROBLEMS?

Complete self-exam and find out!

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You may be at low-risk for gum-related problems. Keep up the good work!

Thank you for completing self-exam. Be careful!

You may be at higher risk for gum-related problems. Speak to your dentist about a potential condition and its consequences.

Do your gums bleed when you brush your teeth?

Yes No

Have you been told by a dental professional that you have bone loss around your teeth?

Yes No

Have any teeth become loose (not due to a tooth trauma)?

Yes No

Have you had 7 or more permanent teeth extracted because of decay, looseness, or pain? (not counting wisdom or impacted teeth, or teeth knocked out by an accident or removed for orthodontics)

Yes No

Have you had or are you currently scheduled for a deep cleaning (scaling & root planing)?

Yes No

Have you had or are you currently scheduled for gum surgery (periodontal surgery)?

Yes No

The frequency that I use dental floss or another device to clean between my teeth is:

Never Daily Occasionally

The number of periodontal maintenance appointment(s) I have had in the last 24 months is: (exclude normal teeth cleaning appointments)

None/Don’t know 1-2 3-4 >5

What is your diabetic status?

Not Diabetic Diabetic, well controlled Diabetic, not controlled Diabetic, unknown control

Do you smoke cigarettes?

Never Former User < 1 pack per day 1 pack per day or more

ARE YOU UNDER BIG STRESS AND HAVE PAINFUL GUM ULCERS?

What is acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis?

Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis is a disease of periodontal tissues, characterized by destruction of the gum tissue at tooth’s necks, particularly in spaces between teeth. It can be extremely painful. Affected gums are yellow or white in the areas near tooth. Bleeding is also possible, specially if the zellowish white coat is removed from the gum surface. Potential accompanying symptoms are fever, bad breath and swollen lymph nodes. Read more

YOUNG AND ALREADY HAVING PERIODONTAL DISEASE?

What is aggressive periodontitis?

Aggressive periodontitis is known for it’s powerful inflammatory response in the organism. There is often found a small amount of dental plaque, with a difference from a chronic periodontitis. Destruction of bone is faster and larger. Aggressive periodontitis should be detected as soon as possible, since undetected disease over several years leads to irreversible situations.
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BLEEDING GUMS

Do you have bleeding gums?

A lot of people think, bleeding during brushing is normal, and that getting periodontal disease is just a part of getting older. Gum disease can start at a young age due to insufficient and improper hygiene. The first sign of early gum disease (gingivitis) is bleeding. The areas that are bleeding during brushing should be given further attention and should be well cleaned. If not, periodontal pockets will start to form with a time. Read more

DIABETES AND ORAL HEALTH

What is gum disease?

Severe inflammation of the gums is called periodontal disease. Gums begin to recess from the teeth, which become optically elongated. Gum pockets that are present around the teeth are filled with bacterial plaque that is the main cause for disease. Advanced periodontal disease treat specialists called periodontists. Without treatment the infection progresses through time. Bone, which supports the teeth and holds them in place, is slowly dissolving and teeth start to wobble and finally fall out. Read more

PERIODONTAL DISEASE

What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease (periodontitis) of adults is advanced gum disease. It is manifesting as inflammation and disintegration of periodontal tissues, which are surrounding and supporting the teeth. Teeth can become loose, they can optically become longer because of receding gums and have periodontal pockets. In severe forms of a disease, gums may be painful, bleeding, swollen and ulcerated. If gums bleed spontaneously, this may be a sign for concern. There are still a lot of people who think, that teeth fall out because of ageing, but this is totally wrong. You can keep your teeth healthy until the old age, if you care for them well. Read more

HOW TO EASE PAINFUL AND INFLAMED GUMS?

What is gum disease?

Inflammation of gums, such as gingivitis or periodontal disease represent infection of the gums, which may eventually lead to tooth loss. Bacteria from dental plaque reproduce and cause inflammation of gums. Over time, periodontal pockets are forming which are loosening teeth and in the late stages of disease, teeth can even fall out. Gums can be painful and they can bleed spontaneously or during brushing. There are several ways to facilitate such pain, but the most important thing is, to eliminate the cause of pain and not just to alleviate it. Bellow are described some techniques to alleviate the pain.

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IS IT POSSIBLE TO KEEP TEETH INTO OLD AGE?

Can elderly people maintain their own teeth?

Among people it is generally believed that with age we are losing vision, we get gray hair and we lose teeth. This belief is totally wrong, because with regular oral hygiene we can keep teeth healthy into old age. Today more and more people retain their teeth during old age. With the evolution of science, dentists can make better dental fillings and prevention today has even greater success. People are more conscious about their oral health and they understand the need of a good oral hygiene. There are smaller numbers of tooth decay and dental fillings than in the past. Read more

REGULAR DENTAL CHECK UPS

Why are regular dental check ups important?

For a healthy oral cavity regular dental examinations are irreplaceable. The dentist usually examines your teeth, gums and oral mucosa. Only in this way we can detect early signs of periodontal disease and initial tooth decay. Dentist can show you how to clean your teeth and how often you will need to have dental checks ups, which can sometimes vary depending on individuals and their oral health.

How often should I visit the dentist?

The regular dental check-up is generally recommended to do two times in a year. If oral health is good, then for at least one time in a year. Your dentist will make an appropriate schedule for each individual patient. Read more