Archive for May, 2012

Dry Socket or Alveolar Osteitis

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Dry socket is a throbbing dental condition that may occur after removal of a permanent adult tooth. It is also called Alveolar Osteitis. Dry socket occurs when the blood clot at the site of the tooth extraction displaces or dissolves before healing of wound. Exposure of the underlying bone and nerves causes intense tooth ache.



Excessive Saliva

Thursday, May 17th, 2012
Saliva

Saliva is the watery liquid produced in the mouth. It helps in chewing feed and ease digestion. Major portion of Saliva consists of water. It also has ions, enzymes and salivary proteins. Saliva act as a protective mechanism for teeth.



Treatment of Periodontal Disease

Thursday, May 10th, 2012
Periodontal Disease

Perio means around and Dontal refers to teeth. Periodontal diseases are diseases related to the structures around the teeth. Diseases of the gums, periodontal ligament and alveolar bone are called Periodontal diseases. Swollen and bleeding gums are early signs that your gums are infected with bacteria. Infection spreads if any preventive measure is not taken. This infection can demolish the structures that support teeth in the jawbone. As a result, teeth can become so loose that they have to be extracted.



Tooth Decay in Children

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
Baby Teeth Decay

A Recent Study revealed that incidents of tooth decay in children are on increase for last few years. Frequency of cavities in baby teeth of children of age below 5 years is increasing. Normally people think that baby teeth are to be replaced by adult teeth and no need to take baby teeth seriously. This is a big misconception and cause of worsening the issue.