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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

ARE YOU SURE, YOU DON’T HAVE A TOOTH DECAY?

What is tooth decay?

Tooth decay (caries) is the unfortunate result of poor oral hygiene. Between teeth are accumulating food and bacteria day after day. If these spaces are not cleaned well every night, teeth start to demineralise and this is what we start to call caries. Caries is a highly prevalent infectious disease of the oral cavity. It can start on visible tooth surfaces, which is obvious to a patient, but if it starts between teeth, which is unfortunately in most cases, it can pass quite a long time, before patient can see it. When it becomes visible, it means it is now deeper and more dangerous for the health of the tooth. Tooth decay between teeth can be in the beginning asymptomatic, which may represent a late reacting to the hidden problem. However, sometimes that kind of teeth can be sensitive to external stimuli, such as temperature change or by ingestion of sweet and sour food. 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

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

APHTHOUS ULCERS

What are aphthous ulcers?

Aphthous ulcers are one of the most common diseases of oral mucosa. Ulcers are round or oval sores on the oral mucosa, they are shallow, surrounded with a red border and covered with yellowish coating of dead tissue. They can be very painful.  You can predicts aphthous ulcer will develop in a day or two, when itching pain starts.  Oral mucous is slightly swollen and red on the site where ulcer will occur. Read more

BURNING MOUTH SYNDROME

What is burning mouth syndrome?

Burning mouth syndrome (glossalgia, stomatodynia, stomatopyrosis) is a burning pain in the mouth without visible pathological changes of oral mucosa. The patient may also complain about change in taste, bad mouth odor and dry mouth. The most commonly are affected women between 55 and 60 years of age. Burning pain often occurs at the tip of the tongue. In patients with dentures as well on the hard palate, lips and gums. It rarely occurs on cheek mucosa, floor of the mouth or throat. 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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BITING IN CHEEKS, TONGUE OR LIPS

What are the signs of biting into oral mucosa?

Many people are faced with frequent biting of lips, cheeks or tongue. You may feel pain and see some bleeding from the wound. The next few days you have to be careful when chewing, because a slight swelling can occur, which can cause that you will bite yourself repeatedly once again in the same area. It is best to rinse the mouth with warm salt water. Read more

VALPLAST DENTURE

What are VALPLAST dentures?

VALPLAST is an excellent material, because it is non-invasive, comfortable, aesthetic, extremely flexible and yet resistant to breakage. It is cheaper than conventional metallic acrylic partial denture. It is interesting, that the material was developed by NASA. VALPLAST dentures do not have the metal parts, which is advantageous especially for those who have an allergy to metal. Read more

DENTAL INJECTIONS

What is a dental injection ?

Dental injection contains local anesthetic. Patients usually receive one at dental offices prior to some dental procedures. Local anesthetic causes loss of a pain at the site where it was administered. With its help, any interventions in dentistry are performed painlessly. Read more

FLU AND COLD

How cold and flu affect oral health?

Cold and flu can have a negative impact on oral health. Do not forget about good oral hygiene, even though you do not feel well. Try to avoid sugary medicines and prefer taking those without added sugar. During cold and flu we frequently drink sour drinks. For example, orange juices, tea with lemon and various drinks designed to relieve the symptoms of a cold and flu. They can be good for our general health and can help us to get well. 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