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Teeth extraction in the elderly

Posted on 8/8/2022 by Ankur Johri
The prominence of oral complications advances with age in older adults. They are at a higher risk of OMS treatment complications due to chronic and age-related disorders. Some chronic ailments in the elderly could also aggravate dental problems and interfere with easy healing after OMS procedures, for example, after a tooth extraction procedure. Mainly, pain necessitates tooth removal. This could result from decay or impact or when a tooth fails to emerge correctly, leading to infection to the nearby oral structure. OMS surgeons are extensively trained to manage tooth extraction procedures in elderly patients and enable them to improve their health and life quality. Teeth extraction procedure Oral health infections advance faster in the elderly and may necessitate extraction. If the wisdom teeth are impacted, you experience jaw stiffness, swelling, and bleeding, or you show signs of oral inflammation, a visit to the dentist could help determine the treatment best suited for you. If an infection moves to the nearby teeth, extraction may be recommended. The procedure usually is a quick and easy dental procedure performed in-office. The surgeon needs to make incisions in the gums to reach the wisdom teeth, and especially for older adults, this might result in trauma in the gums and bones and require a longer time to heal before a prosthetic is considered. After tooth extraction, blood thinners are advised against as they make it more challenging to form clots on the operated area. Post-operation complications are also higher in older adults due to their failing immune systems. Complications of tooth extraction in the elderly include dry sockets that may contain pus, bacterial infections, and damaged nerves, bone, tissue, and sinuses. Adults could minimize these complications by ensuring good oral care, proper dieting, avoiding detrimental lifestyle habits, and visiting the dentist regularly to catch and diagnose emerging complications early. When left unattended, oral bacterial infections could travel to the bloodstream and lead to the development of other systemic general health disorders....
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Is Bonding as Good as Veneers

Posted on 7/18/2022 by Ankur Johri
Cosmetic dentistry is the practice of replacing and fixing teeth. It can help whiten teeth, fix chipped teeth, discolored teeth, and stained teeth. You will be able to achieve a comfortable and confident smile. The common ways of getting makeovers include dental bonding and veneers. We are going to look at both with their advantages. Porcelain Veneers They are thin water-like film made of porcelain placed on the teeth. They are shaped according to the teeth of the patient and they blend with the rest of the teeth. They can be used to hide discolored teeth as well as injured teeth. They are painless procedures that require few visits to the dentist to be able to identify the one that fits. Dental Bonding Dental bonding is a procedure that requires the preparation of teeth surfaces' resin is then added to the teeth. It is then given time to dry and then it is shaped to the desired look. They are not a permanent procedure and cannot last forever. The durability of the bonds depends on how they are maintained by the patient. It is a quick procedure that requires one visit to the dentist. Making a Choice Veneers are more expensive than dental bonding. The varying cost is due to the porcelain material used in veneers. They are also permanent unlike dental bonding, veneers are resistant to stain which is not the case for dental bonding. They may stain and become darker with time. Porcelain veneers are more durable than bonding. They are made to last for up to 25 years. A combination of both veneers and dental bonding is the best way forward depending on the problem. If you are looking to whiten your teeth, try professional whitening. If it does not work, then veneers are your best choice. Dental bonding is best for chipped, broken teeth and teeth gaps in the mouth. When making the choice on which ones to use consult with your dentist. Visit our offices for professional guidance on the cosmetic path to follow....
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Common Symptoms of Tooth Decay

Posted on 7/4/2022 by Ankur Johri
Tooth decay is usually caused by too much consumption of sugary foods and drinks without maintaining a healthy dental health routine. Failure to regularly brush your teeth causes plaque to build up on your enamel. The bacteria present in plaque feed on the sugar and starch you consume and produce acids that corrode and weaken your enamel. When your enamel breaks, the bacteria spread to the softer tissue of your tooth known as the dentin than the pulp located at the center of your tooth. Eventually, a severe infection develops in your pulp and spreads to your gum. Signs of tooth decay According to our specialists, you might experience symptoms such as pain when biting down on food when you have a decayed or rotten tooth. The pain may be so extreme that it affects your ability to eat leading to poor nutrition. You might also experience sensitivity when you take hot or cold substances and toothache when you eat sugary food. Another common symptom of tooth decay is holes in the teeth. These holes may be stained brown, black or white. Moreover, if the decay has progressed to cause an infection, you might observe pus and some swelling. An infection causes severe pain which may interfere with your daily life activities. Treating tooth decay When you notice any of the mentioned symptoms of tooth decay, you must visit our offices as soon as possible. Our dentists will examine your teeth to see how far the decay has spread. If the decay hasn't reached your pulp, we can clean out the rotten part and fill the area with a dental filling material. However, when the tooth decay is severe, we will have to extract the tooth to prevent further damage. Drop by our offices for routine check-ups where we can detect tooth decay at its early stages and treat it....
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Here Are The Common Signs of Tooth Decay
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2/22/2021
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