We now look at 4 main aspects of dental treatment rendered by the Dentist
1st Prevention – We advise but very few follow as many wait till they can’t sleep at night.
Oral hygiene of the entire human body is important. The mouth is unique and keeping it clean on a daily basis is not easy as you need the right tools and proper techniques and time. We have a large variety of bacteria both good and bad which is now linked to many systematic chronic diseases, like heart disease, diabetes, asthma and the list goes on.
The carriers are saliva and blood, so prevention is better than cure. How do we go about this at home? By brushing at least two times a day, for at least three minutes for each brush.
No matter how much you brush the bad breath won’t go as long as the tarter is there. Plaque and tartar is a film which is formed by the bacteria on all mouth surface thirty minutes after eating. So a routine cleaning and polishing by the dentist is a must at least after eight to nine months if not every six months thus you gain whole mouth health.
It’s like taking your car for service before it stops on the road.
Dependant on your tooth roughness plaque forms. Bacteria deposits colour in the plaque because of the coffee, tea and wine or any other coloured food that is consumed. If the stains are superficial it can be removed by routine cleaning but deep ones need tooth whitening at times it is possible.
Smoking also stains. Smokers have no guarantee of any dental treatment.
Hominal wire etc superficial can be removed by reducing cars but deep ones need tooth whitening its possible
Another major problem today caused by gum recession thus the root areas are exposed. If very painful then fillings are used to cover the exposed area.
This is an unpleasant emotional experience with actual or palatial tissue damage. Feeling pain after an operation is expected, manageable but spontaneous pain is the one which gets worse if not treated or controlled, and in a big issue i.e if you have a high pain threshold you will only go to the dentist when you can’t sleep at night and you have a roller coaster of pain.
In many, some lose a tooth if root canal treatment is not a possibility. This becomes expensive thus the blame is left to the dentist due to expensive treatment.
Anxiety is a behavioural and emotional response to a feared dental stimulus rooted from past negative experiences.
This can be age and gender-related too or the fear of the dentist too. Lots of techniques available to altar fear. Now it’s not so much in the younger generation as more parents are more assured and bring their children in before they experience pain.
Is the reconstruction of the mouth by replacing a missing tooth with a bridge, crown or an implant etc. Also straightening of the teeth. Denture and fillings also fall into this category. Thus the best time to visit the dentist is when you have no pain, this makes the treatment cost minimal.