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Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
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I am 21 years old. I wanna decrease my height of teeth without plucking of any teeth. Is it possible?
Dear Sir, My daughter is 13 years old, suffering from toothache and swelling around the same as it coming out. Is it safe to give zerodol-p? Regards.
I am using three oral rinses hydroxyl (1.5%), betadine (2%with water) and click on intervals of ten minutes and 10 ml each. Now I am facing mouth ulcer is this is a side effect of any mouthwash? My all the skin of lower tongue becomes red and swelling.
How many wisdom teeth can grow? A small teeth is erupting at the back of my left last teeth. It is uncomfortable.
Hi During 7th month of pregnancy my tooth become black colour or darker .why. What are remedies for this
Im 23 year old male. 2 month back in accident I lost 1 up front teeth. Now question is Implant or cap which is better or any other for to fill that lost teeth. Sir can you suggest me the best solution which method I have to go.
Hi m ruchika. My one teeth is paining so. Much when m eating please suggest something, that will be available at home.
Hi doctors, I'm 22+ male small incidents occur in my teeth before 13 year, after my teeth was grew bended all of us. Now so much food was stay around teeth frequently already one molar was damaged. So please how to rescue balanced teeth.
Yellow teeth, advance stage of gingivitis. What can I do to cure my disease. And how much cost for treatment.
Dear Team, I am suffering from bad breath and it is severe I smell bad from mouth for almost all the time during day or night. I have consulted many dentist so far I had my cleansing of teeth, scaling I brush my teeth twice a day or every time after my major meal. I was advised to use mouthwash and I have been using since good time but does not seem to helping me. I consulted dentist this morning again and got to heard as my teeth are more than perfect, clean n all that positive things. Imp: I do not Smoke nor consume any alcohol nor eat Tobacco. definitely looking for the expert help and would be appreciated.
Hi doc. My teeth are getting yellow day by day no any whitening toothpaste is working. Can uh please suggest any other toothpaste or remedy to get rid from this.
My brother is 3 years old and his teeth are so sensitive and brittle and also a nerve is appearing and the Two incisors of upper jaw are decayed. How can we prevent infection for upcoming permanent teeth. Which treatment he should take?
I hv tongue tie due to this I can not speak properly. I want to release it .whether it will be beneficial or not .I can not say this word properly .ta tha there like metro.
I am a 36 years old female and met with an accident and my upper front 3 tooth got injured and in the x-ray showed cracked teeth. The doctor started treatment and decided to put a cap on each and did drilling the tooth. I have severe pain and have taken pain killers. please suggest what to do.
Oral Health Complications During Pregnancy
Recent findings have reported that oral bacteria and their by-products can possibly pass the placental barrier keeping oral health at prime importance during pregnancy. An awareness related to oral health during pregnancy cannot be neglected or avoided in order to minimize the complications.
This article focuses on few points related to the necessity of oral health during pregnancy.
Pregnancy comes with many responsibilities making expecting mothers more concerned about their health. However, many pregnant women may not be aware of oral health and its effect on the developing child. Negligence of oral health is quite common during pregnancy due to lack of alertness of oral hygiene and its effect on systemic health.
Moreover, pregnancy discomforts like frequent bouts of nausea, increased physical demands, weight gain or certain dental problems like pregnancy gingivitis or inflammation of gums may be dangerous to developing fetus.
Risk of oral problems during pregnancy:-
Few common oral problems associated with pregnancy are as follows.
Hormonal changes during pregnancy leads to pregnancy gingivitis. It is a condition of bleeding gums, redness. Moreover inflammation, swelling and tenderness are also observed. Ignorance of such problems may lead to serious gum disease. Frequent cleaning can avoid such dental issues. Progesterone levels are elevated during pregnancy which stimulates the production of prostaglandins and leads to inflammation of blood vessels in gums.
Diet during pregnancy is of high importance. It is designed to nourish both mother and unborn baby. Diet rich in carbohydrates actually increases the risk of tooth decay. The morning sickness increases acid secretion in the mouth which is harmful to enamel.
Overgrowth of tissue on gums in pregnant women are called as pregnancy tumors. They are noncancerous and generally observed in the second trimester of the gestation period. It is nothing but swollen gums between teeth. The bleeding and reddening of gums observed in such conditions.
Periodontal disease and preterm birth:
Untreated gum disease or periodontal problems can development periodontitis characterized by inflammation and infection of the gums and supporting structures of the teeth.
This ultimately leads to loss of supporting material and finally the teeth themselves.
A study result has revealed that there is a relation between preterm birth and presence of gum diseases in the pregnant women. The reason is not yet known.
However, research study findings have evidence that oral bacteria or their byproducts can pass placental barrier. This initiate inflammatory response leading to preterm birth.
Another correlation exists between the gum disease and the increased rate of pre-eclampsia, a condition of high blood pressure during pregnancy. The positive correlation suggests that gum disease may cause stress to the blood vessels of the mother, placenta and the fetus.
The basic periodontal therapies like oral hygiene instructions, scaling, root planing and prophylaxis can substantially decrease the level of prostaglandin responsible for inflammatory response.
The regular treatment and follow-up in pregnant women can maintain good oral health and minimize the risk of preterm birth.
Dental treatment during pregnancy:
The dental procedures mostly include the use of X-rays and use of anesthesia. In the case of pregnancy, these procedures can be used with precaution.
Therefore, before sitting on dental chair patient should declare her pregnancy to the physician. Untreated dental infections can harm fetus as well as the mother.
The emergency situations request use of dental radiographs which can’t wait. The radiation of dental x-ray is generally very low and precaution is always taken for lowest radiation exposure. A leaded apron including collar, shields can be used to prevent abdominal exposure to the x-ray radiation.
Use of dental X-ray is not at all contraindicated in pregnancy when used with precaution.
The use of local anesthesia is also not contraindicated in the pregnancy.
A clinical trial result showed that there is no harm in the use of local anesthetics during pregnancy. It is not linked with increased risk for major medical problems like cerebral palsy, cleft lip and heart defect in newborns.
The medication prescribed during dental treatment mainly includes local anesthetics, analgesics, and antibiotics. Most of them can be used with safety precautions. Each drug has its own pregnancy category which should be considered during its use.
The antibiotic like tetracycline can permanently cause discoloration of developing teeth.
Dentists can educate patients with following points to avoid problems associated with oral hygiene.
- The patient should declare the pregnancy to the Dentist
- Follow routine oral checkup.
- Undergo all elective and emergency procedures.
- Follow good oral hygiene practice ask for a better toothpaste.
- In the case of morning sickness avoid sweets and snacks which increase the risk of tooth decay.
- Have healthy and balanced diet.
Awareness of oral health during pregnancy is a must to avoid complications.