Periodontitis versus parodontosis

There are still dental professionals who use the old and wrong name for a periodontal disease – parodontosis. The correct name is periodontitis. – In former times bacteria couldn´t be proven because of wrong techniques-this was called parodontosis. In the last 25 years it is known that inflammation of the periodontum is caused by bacteria, […]

Gums as a reflection of our overall health!?

Gums as a reflection of our overall health? YES AND NO! Over and over again we read scientific and non scientific journals about vitamin deficiency and the consequences from it. As a result many people choose to take homeopathic medicine –a mistake most of the time! – 99% of gum diseases are attributed to plaque […]

Most common reasons for periodontitis

  – – – – – – – Most common reasons for periodontitis The most common reasons of pariodontitis are: Plaque accumulation due to poor oral hygiene, overhang restorations, ill fitting crowns Malocclusion Stress      Smoking Systemic disease such as diabetes, adverse pregnancy outcomes Fortunately all these factors are easily controlled by; Optimizing tooth brushing, by […]

Oral Rinses – are they useful in the menagement if Periodontitis?

 Is an oral rinse beneficial for patients with periodontitis? YES! An oral rinse is a useful purchase, unfortunately some doctors think it is not useful-with the argument that bacteria leaks into the periodontal pockets. That is incorrect for two main reasons; The bacteria moves only due to extensions Bacteria are harmless on their own. They are destructive only in mature plaque, causing a cavity or a […]

Periodontitis and saliva test-is it useful?

Periodontitis-saliva test? Yes and no! Our last discussion was about lasers, today we want to inform you about the saliva test. It is a common practice for some dental professionals to require that the patients with periodontal disease to undergo expensive saliva test prior to their therapy.    Congratulations! Now the patient knows that there […]

Pain after a root canal – is that normal?

Posted by Dental News Team On March - 23 - 2010ADD COMMENTS
Pain after a root canal – is that normal? Our topic in the next weeks is root canal treatment and its risks! (4/10) Even if root treatment is performed properly, you may still feel some pain. The pain usually goes down after about three days, and you usually don’t even need pain medication. The pain is caused by a slight irritation of the bone around the tip of the root. Should the pain get worse and/or you need medication, then something might have gone wrong during treatment. –– – – – Some...

What happens during a root canal?

Posted by Dental News Team On March - 22 - 2010ADD COMMENTS
Our topic in the next weeks is root canal treatment and its risks! (3/10) The endodont consists of nerves, blood and lymph vessels. The aim of root treatment is to remove the dead endodont from inside the tooth, right up to the tip of the root! The inside of the tooth has to be as clean and free of germs as possible, as this is the only way to end the inflammation in the surrounding bone! Although the tooth is a mineral, basically a kind of „rock“ and thus „lifeless“, the space which used...

Why is treatment performed on a root canal?

Posted by Dental News Team On March - 19 - 2010ADD COMMENTS
Our topic in the next months is root canal treatment and its risks! (2/10) Today we will talk about why it is necessary to perform treatment on a root canal: The most common reason is a deep cavity. Cavities are caused by bacteria, and once the bacteria have reached your dental nerve, you start to feel pain, and the dentist has to perform an operation on your root canal. As long as the cavity is still only in your enamel, the early stage of cavities (as shown by the blue arrow in the x-ray), then...
Our topic in the next weeks is root canal treatment, root tip resection and their risks! (1/10) Complications arising from treament of a root canal are the main reason that patients need dental emergency services! If treatment on a root canal is performed poorly, then years later the patient ends up needing a root tip resection. And faulty root tip resection, in turn, leads to a relapse, after which the tooth has to be extracted. You may even be unlucky enough to develop a reticular cyst! – Our...
No, because it’s your money – actually all of ours! Everyone is responsible for their own health, so there is no point in spreading responsibility around! – Central Europe has very good primary care. If you break your thigh bone, e.g. after a motorcycle accident, then in Austria, Germany and Switzerland you can get help and get an operation within 40 minutes – whether the accident happened in the countryside or the city. – In the South this kind of accident can be very serious...