One foreign patient walked into our Hus'hu Cliinic the other day. She is a middle- aged women from Phillipene living in Korea for years. Her looking was very similar with a korean. She wanted to have her back teeth removed and had a severe pain in lower right side of her mouth Her teeth health was not good. Cuase she was wearing denture on her upper teeth. Besides, she started loosing her teeth on the lower teeth.
As you can see on the X-ray photo, there is a intensive inflammation around back teeth of left side of her mouth. There were just two options to fix this problems. Dental implant and Partial denture were recommended for her. This is what happened to her during the extraction surgery. She just pushed her tooth with her tougn and it was pulled our itself. Dentist and medical team all were embarrassed about what's happening to her. But she relievely smiled cuase she didn't longer suffer from severe toothache.
So what cuased her to loose her teeth?? It was periodental disease
Periodontitis and gum disease are a progressive condition and the leading cause of tooth loss amongst adults in the developed world. Periodontal disease occurs when the toxins found in plaque begin to irritate or inflame the gingiva (gum tissue). The resulting bacterial infection often known as gingivitis, can eventually lead to the destruction of the gum tissue and underlying bone. If periodontal disease is not treated, it can also lead to loose teeth or tooth loss.
Common Signs &Symptoms
If you have any of these signs or symptoms, the advice of a general dentist or periodontist should be sought as soon as possible:
• Bleeding gums - Gums should never bleed, even when you brush vigorously or use dental floss.
• Loose teeth - Also caused by bone loss or weakened periodental fibers (fibers that support the tooth to the bone)
• New spacing between teeth - Caused by bone loose.
• Persistent bad breath - Caused by bacteria in the mouth.
• Pus around the teeth and gums - Sign that there is an infection present.
• Receding gums - Loss of gum around a tooth.
• Red and puffy gums - Gums should never be red or swollen.
• Tenderness or Discomfort - Plague, calculus, and bacteria irritate the gums and teeth
Treatment of Periodontal Disease
• Laser treatment – This can be used to reduce the size of the pockets between the teeth and the gums.
• Tissue &bone grafting – Where a considerable amount of bone or gum tissue has been destroyed, the dentist may elect to graft new tissue by inserting a membrane to stimulate tissue growth.
• Pocket elimination surgery – The dentist may choose to perform “flap surgery” to directly reduce the size of the gum pockets.
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