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 […]

Root inflammations can have many causes, the most common one being cavities! Some other possible causes are plastic fillings, excessive drilling when setting crowns, or after an accident – more details here. If root treatment is not performed correctly, or complications arise, or if necessary treatment is not performed at all, then the dental nerve causes an inflammation in the bone, leading to a cyst in the root. This need not always be accompanied by pain, however. More on this topic here. At...

Pain after root treatment – the start of a new era?

Posted by Dental News Team On November - 27 - 2009ADD COMMENTS
It is not uncommon to feel pain after root treatment! – This may happen if not all of the dental nerve is removed. Or if the hollowed out part of the tooth is not completely filled up, then pain may appear after root treatment. – – Here you can see what causes root problems and what you can do to prevent them. – When is root treatment necessary and what is the right way to do it? – A filler called Epiphany Sealer and Resilon Sticks ® have been developed which seal the...

Implants, Bone reconstruction, Upper jaw

Posted by Dental News Team On November - 26 - 2009ADD COMMENTS
What happens when a dental implant sticks out into the maxillary sinus? Implants and bone reconstruction! In order for dental implants to hold securely you need to have enough bone. But if a patient has been missing teeth for too long or suffered periodontitis, often there is not enough bone left in the upper jaw. An operation designed to reconstruct bone – called a sinus lift –  has to be performed before implanting. – – – Bone reconstruction in the upper jaw Despite the...

Is there such a thing as good and bad teeth?

Posted by Dental News Team On November - 25 - 2009ADD COMMENTS
Yes and no, most people have good teeth but bad habits! If you have most of your fillings in your side teeth, then you are one of these people. The dental x-ray shows the fillings highlighted in blue – these are the bright spots in the picture! – When we start getting fillings in our side teeth, most of us just automatically assume that we have bad teeth, but there is actually a reason why fillings and missing teeth predominate on the side. – Learning to brush your teeth right takes...

Bad Dentists

Posted by Dental News Team On November - 25 - 2009ADD COMMENTS
Good dentist – bad dentist! Are our dentists worse than they were 50 years ago? Well… yes and no. No, because the amount of knowledge we have at our disposal is steadily growing, and today’s highly interconnected global information network  makes for a steady stream of new information. Yes, because studying is becoming more and more like schooling. This seems to be a general trend and not found only in dentistry. – Acquiring knowledge used to be entirely up to the student. Unlike...