Home / Dentistry (page 40)

Dentistry

How to Handle Dental Abscess

A dental abscess begins as a tooth infection or cavity. In general, the abscess occurs below the gum line in the roots of the infected tooth. However, dental abscess includes infection of the mouth, jaw, face, or throat as the infection spreads. Dental abscesses occur most often in people who …

Read More »

What causes an Abscessed Tooth

An abscessed tooth is a painful infection of the nerve inside the tooth. Once the tooth has become abscessed the treatment options are to either pulling the tooth or a root canal to clean out the infection. The best approach is to catch the problem before it gets out of hand …

Read More »

Difference between Gingivitis and Periodontitis

Diseases affecting the gums have several types, two of which are gingivitis and periodontitis. These two gum diseases are actually related to each other, with their difference being very basic: gingivitis is an early stage of periodontitis. The way to avoiding periodontitis thus is through timely control of gingivitis. Gingivitis …

Read More »

Xerostomia causes and Treatment

Xerostomia is the medical term used in describing the troublesome dry mouth due to one or more underlying conditions. The dryness will be the result of poor secretions made by the salivary glands and it could give rise to many problems such as halitosis or bad breath, cavitations, dental caries …

Read More »

How Safe are Dental x Rays

Having been raised in Italy and having seen different Italian dentists, I must admit I was pretty shocked about the amount of x-rays that are routinely done abroad. Upon entering the dental office for my first visit, the technician took me towards a machine and took a panoramic x-ray of …

Read More »

Alternative Ways to Brush Teeth

Have you ever found yourself in this situation? You are out of town, staying over at a relatives home or you are camping in the middle of nowhere, when you get ready for bed late at night and you suddenly realize that you forgot your toothbrush. You stand there thinking …

Read More »

How to Recognize Tooth Wear

Everyone wants a dazzling smile and white teeth. However, as a person gets older he or she will probably have some tooth wear erosion. Tooth wear is the loss of the surface of the tooth not caused by decay or injury. Loss of tooth enamel is a common problem for …

Read More »

Symptoms of Gingivitis

Gingivitis is the mildest form of periodontal disease and it’s also the most common. It causes gum inflammation and irritation that is sometimes so mild that it goes practically unnoticed. Because of this mild nature, it can quickly progress to a more aggressive form of periodontal disease before most people …

Read More »