The most important cause of gum disease is plaque and poor oral hygiene but frequently, it may occur due to an underlying medical problems and has an increased risk for complications.
The patients with advanced gum disease are …
Till these links are well understood, we still have a very good reason to take care of oral health as controlling gum disease can save your teeth!
Gingivitis can be reversed but not always easy to recognize. If untreated or go unnoticed, it converts into Periodontitis causing irreversible damage to the gum tissue. Diagnosis and gum treatments are very sophisticated procedures and for the best results, it is important that you chose a Gum Surgery expert (Periodontist) who has completed additional three years of full-time post-graduate training in the specialty.
Our Chief Dentist Dr. Desai has done his masters in gum care and is one of the very few gum surgery specialist (periodontist) in India holding the honor of "Highly Commended Periodontist Award 2016" (Dental Oscar). He is the receiver of the prestigious honor “Brigadier Dr. J. K. Gupta Award” by Indian Society of Periodontology for the best research paper in the field of Periodontology. His accomplishments like “Best Out-Going Postgraduate Student”, “Dr. D. S. Mehta Award” for the highest marks in the Masters exam, and securing a University rank are the proofs of his academic brilliance. He has many national and international research papers to his credit.
With careful professional assessment and treatment, it is usually possible to completely halt the progress of periodontitis. The key to success is eliminating the bacterial plaque that triggers the disease process and establishing excellent oral-hygiene practices. Dr. Desai prefers to be conservative, tries to save tooth and avoid surgery. In advance cases, if demands, we sometimes take a call to remove tooth, perform gum surgery and bone grafting.
There are 3 aspects to the longevity of your dental implants.
Implant therapy may not be possible if the jawbone is not wide enough to
accommodate implants and bone grafting is not possible.
Such conditions needs medical attention and once treated favorably, implants can be performed.
Patients travelling from overseas should be in India for a minimum of 12-15 days for the surgical treatment to allow us to check for any possible complications. Should complications arise after you have returned home, you would either have to fly back to India so that we could take care of your problems or you would have to consult a local periodontist at your own cost.
The cost would also depend on the extent of the dental problems and the selection of the materials. A very Comprehensive evaluation would be done to evaluate if you’re a candidate who would benefit from a full mouth Rehabilitation. A full mouth rehabilitation usually costs 250,000 Rupees Onward.
Yes!!! the relation of the jaw joint with neck, back and shoulder muscle is bidirectional.
If the teeth are missing, severely worn out or poorly aligned, they force the jaw to shift position and the neighboring muscles to work harder. Repetitive faulty closing of jaw creates constant muscle tension in the back, neck and shoulder which leads to their fatigue, spasm and pain. Even a small interference like poorly positioned wisdom teeth, or a bad bite can go a long way in disrupting our lifestyles causing chronic headaches, neck and back pains. The symptoms could range from ringing ears, tingling hands to even sleep disturbances which makes life frustrating.
Similarly, poor posture can also affect the function of the jaw joints and cause TM Joint Disorder (TMD). When the body is properly aligned, the head balances over the shoulders over the hips, which keeps the spine in alignment. When the head moves forward in front of the shoulder joint, such as when staring at a computer screen or long term use of mobile phones; the jaw, neck and shoulder muscles must work overtime to hold the head upright. The jaw then loses its ability to move smoothly and freely, often causing pain, locking, stiffness, and over time TM Joint Disorder.
Usually the patients are always clueless about such aches and pains despite Medications from neurophysicians, orthopaedics and undergoing physiotherapy. Have you ever experienced such pains? Tell us about your experiences during consultation.
The amount of time needed would depend on the extent of the dental problems. It can range from 1 week to a maximum of 6 months. The last case we completed took around 3 months of time. You may need to come multiple times as and when you are called. You will receive a temporary set of Crowns at all visits so that you don’t have to walk out of the clinic at any point ashamed to smile. These temporary crowns made as per the corrected new bite protect your natural teeth and help you get used to your new bite. This will also aid in keeping activities such as eating and talking normal till you get the final crowns made and fixed.
A lot of patients are kept on Painkillers or antidepressants. Patients often visit to Orthopedics, Physiotherapists, Neurophysicians and sometimes even Psychiatrists but the cause is dental!!! By now the patient gets extremely annoyed and lose his faith in medicine. You may need to consider a well-trained dentist too.
First, your dentist will gather data about your bite pattern. They will observe your TMD signs and symptoms, and take radiographs of your teeth and jaw. With detailed history, thorough examination and T-scans, muscle deprogramming is done with the splint therapy which can give you relief from your symptoms in 48 hours. later, full mouth rehabilitation plan is customized which may require multidisciplinary approach. The goal is to bring back the neuromuscular harmony by correcting the bad bite. In many cases, one may need some physiotherapy sessions too. Don’t worry, we have your back.
Treatment Modalities may include combination of procedures like –
You can check the health of your gums by asking yourself the following questions:
If you have answered one or more of these questions with ‘yes’, you should contact your dentist & preferably a periodontist (Specialist of gum diseases) for a comprehensive assessment. Don’t forget that regular check-up appointments with your dentist (at least twice yearly) will enable your dentist to check your periodontal health.
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last permanent teeth to appear (erupt) in the mouth. These teeth usually appear between the ages of 17 and 25. Some people never develop wisdom teeth. For others, wisdom teeth erupt normally — just as their other molars did — and cause no problems.
Many people develop impacted wisdom teeth — teeth that don't have enough room to erupt into the mouth. It may erupt only partially or not at all. Most of the time it results in pain, infection or swelling, you'll likely need to have it pulled out. It's difficult to predict future problems with impacted wisdom teeth. Most of the patients do not like the recommendation of getting them removed and some of the patients fear the surgery.
However, here's the rationale for preventive extraction:
Gum diseases (commonly known as Pyorrhea in India) are very common oral disease affecting most people at some point during their lives. More than 10 million cases per year in India and around 60% of US population is suffering from this infection! They are caused by the body’s reaction to bacteria that build up in the mouth, especially around the tooth, and cause inflammation. The good news is that you just need to maintain proper oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist to prevent the appearance of gum diseases and can limit the damage that they cause if they do appear.
The bad news is that, if left untreated, gum disease can lead to the loss of teeth – which means your smile is less attractive and you can have problems with chewing and speaking. On top of that, untreated gum disease can increase your risk of suffering serious conditions including diabetes, hypertension, cancer, stroke and arthritis. It can increase the risk of complication with pregnancy and even in Covid-19 infection.
One of the first signs that you may become aware of is bleeding from the gums! They usually go unnoticed and slowly turn aggressive in nature. The gums may look red and swollen and you may develop bad breath. Later the teeth starts migrating and creating space in between. The teeth eventually come loose and are lost, or require extraction. In my opinion, untreated periodontitis only lead to physical, mental and social disability.
Peri-Implant Disease Explained:
There are also gum diseases that affect the tissues around dental implants, known as peri-implant diseases. If oral hygiene is poor, bacteria build up on the implant surface and causes inflammation of the tissue that surrounds the implant. This is called peri-implant mucositis and, if it is not treated, the more dangerous disease of peri-implantitis can appear, which involves more inflammation and the destruction of bone around the implant. Eventually, the implant loses its support in the bone and becomes loose. Peri-implantitis is difficult to treat and can often lead to the loss of implants and the need for additional surgery.
Gum inflammation (gingivitis) will not develop if there is no bacterial plaque on the teeth, and periodontitis will not develop if there is no gingivitis. Continuous good oral hygiene at home, the regular removal of tartar in the dental practice, and addressing risk factors (such as smoking and poor diet) are the key steps to preventing periodontitis. This means adopting good habits in oral hygiene and getting regular professional check-ups (at least once a year) is enough to take care of you.
Oral hygiene at home:
The basic elements of good oral hygiene are:
Modern dentistry offers a wide range of services to make sure your teeth stay healthy, function well and look great. These procedures include:
At Desai Dental Clinic, Surat's leading dental practice, offers one-stop solution for all dental problems by the best team of MDS dental specialists. We are concerned for your entire family’s Oral health! We diligently follow zero-waiting policy and prefers to take patients on appointment basis. Call us now to schedule your first appointment!
The practice of general dentistry encompasses an amazing array of services and procedures, all with a common goal to help you to preserve your natural teeth as long as possible, ensure your oral health, and keep you look great throughout life.
Many people look for the dentist when something is wrong or mostly when they can’t tolerate the toothache. That is truly a shame, because they are missing out on so many preventive dental services that can save time, discomfort— and expense — down the road.
"Bone Substitutes Are Costly Because Implants Were Delayed… Implants Are Expensive Because Root Canal Treatment Was Avoided… Root Canal Treatment Is Taxing Because The Cavities Were Not Filled… Cavities Were Not Filled Because Of The Lethargy To Visit A Dentist Once In A Year… Do not wait to get it worst!"
Regular dental visits are essential to make sure oral health problems — from tooth decay to oral cancer — are detected and treated in a timely manner. Some individuals may need to see the dentist more often than others to stay on top of problems like plaque buildup and gum disease, but everyone should go at least once per year.
So don’t miss out on the many benefits preventive dentistry offers you and your family!