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  1. What are the causes of tooth ache?
  2. What precautions should I take to avoid tooth ache ... ?
  3. What is the cause for bad breadth ... ?
  4. What to do in case of  DENTAL emergency  ...?
  5. What to do in accident when tooth is exfoliated?
  6. How to avoid gum problems ... ?
  7. How often should I visit the dentist ?
 






What are the causes of tooth ache?

[Tooth ache in general can be due to  TOOTH PROBLEM OR GUM PROBLEM

TOOTH PROBLEMS ARE:

CARIOUS TOOTH  Which is a decayed tooth which if not attended to at the earliest leads to fracture of tooth and finally its removal ,if not filled in correct time.

GUM PROBLEMS Are due to poor oral hygiene so you should make it a habit to brush twice daily with correct brushing method.  ]

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What precautions should I take to avoid tooth ache ... ?

CARE FOR YOUR TEETH

* BRUSH thoroughly (both teeth & gums) atleast twice daily.
* Good oral health leads to high SELF-ESTEEM.
* Children should keep away from SWEETS & STICKY FOODS between meals.
* Adults should keep away from TOBACCO related products like :
        CIGARETTES,      PAN                PAN MASALAS.
        CHILLIUM ,          BEEDI ,            GUTKHA.
* Visit your family DENTAL SURGEON every six months.
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What is the cause for bad breadth ... ?

BAD BREADTH --> HALITOSIS
CAUSES  
        a) Local non-pathological:      1) morning breadth    
                                                      2) hunger breadth
                                                      3) diet breadth 
                                                      4) smokers breadth
                                                      5) in denture wearer
                                                      6) in old age   

         b)Local pathological              1)poor oral hygiene( bad tooth / bad gums )

 
         c)Systemic non-pathological  metabolites  of ingested food(garlic,alcohol)
 
         d)Systemic pathological        i) lung diseases (lung abscess, bronchitis, pulmonary T.B etc,.)
                                                       ii) conditions of alimentary tract (peptic ulcer, pyloric stenosis ,acidity etc,.)
 
         e)Xerostomia     (dry mouth or condition of decreased salivation)
 

REMIDIES       

Remedies are variable and should be specific ,that is to remove the cause.

 

 

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What to do in case of DENTAL emergency ...?

[IN CASE OF ANY EMERGENCY

FIRST ARREST BLEEDING BY PUTTING COTTON AT THE SITE OF BLEEDING AND APPLYING PRESSURE.

IF BY CHANCE THE TOOTH IS EXFOLIATED HANDLE IT CAREFULLY BY HOLDING IT ON THE CROWN AND PLACE IT IN EITHER DISTILLED WATER OR MILK OR EVEN IN PATIENT'S OWN SALIVA

NEXT DO NOT APPLY ANY MEDICAMENT ORALLY WITHOUT DOCTORS ADVICE.

FINALLY RUSH THE PATIENT TO AN EMERGENCY CENTER.

NOTE EXFOLIATED TEETH CAN BE RE IMPLANTED IF THEY ARE IN HEALTHY CONDITION AND SHOULD BE DONE WITHIN ONE HOUR AFTER THE ACCIDENT]

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What to do in accident when tooth is exfoliated?

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IF BY CHANCE THE TOOTH IS EXFOLIATED HANDLE IT CAREFULLY BY HOLDING IT ON THE CROWN AND PLACE IT IN EITHER DISTILLED WATER OR MILK OR EVEN IN PATIENT'S OWN SALIVA

NEXT DO NOT APPLY ANY MEDICAMENT ORALLY WITHOUT DOCTORS ADVICE.

FINALLY RUSH THE PATIENT TO AN EMERGENCY CENTER.

NOTE EXFOLIATED TEETH CAN BE RE IMPLANTED IF THEY ARE IN HEALTHY CONDITION AND SHOULD BE DONE WITHIN ONE HOUR AFTER THE ACCIDENT]

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How to avoid gum problems ... ?

[GUM PROBLEMS Are due to poor oral hygiene so you should make it a habit to brush twice daily with correct brushing method. 

YOU SHOULD KNOW THE CORRECT BRUSHING METHOD AND IF YOU ARE NOT AWARE OF IT VISIT AN ORAL HYGIENIST FOR A DEMONSTRATION OF BRUSHING METHOD]

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How often should I visit the dentist ?

[It is ideal to visit your family DENTAL SURGEON every six months.

but your frequency of visit is dependant on your oral hygiene, so if your oral hygiene is good you ma only need a check up once in a year only]

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