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 […]

Explaining procedures!

Posted by Dental News Team am 25, Feb - 2010

Transparency and clear explanations are the mark of a good dentist!

You know how it goes – you ask an expert or professional a question and the answer they give you still leaves you in the dark. This does not mean you’re dumb, it just means that the expert is not as much of an expert as they seemed.

A true professional is capable of explaining even the most complicated procedures in a way you can understand, „splitting them up“ into simpler bites for lay people like you and me!

If you do not understand your dentist’s explanations, this does not mean that the subject matter is too complex, just the way the dentist explains it.
Don’t just accept statements such as „you have a bad tooth”, „you are allergic to implants”, or „you have bed bones”. All of this is not only medically false but is not really an explanation either.

Like all other sciences, dentistry is subject to the principle of cause and effect. A tooth does not just go bad, there has to be some reason, and it’s either your fault, or the dentist’s, or both!

A good dentist uses simple language to explain the procedure s/he is going to use and the general processes in the office are clear and easy to understand!

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