Careful dental maintenance is integral to overall good health. Poor oral health issues have been linked to diabetes and heart disease.
Problems detected early can often prevent patients from needing specialist intervention; thus, it is wise to visit a dentist every six months for routine check-ups.
Tooth decay is caused by bacteria that attack both enamel and dentin of teeth, wearing away over time. Brushing, flossing, eating a low sugar diet, and attending regular dental check-ups are effective measures against tooth decay.
Once a cavity reaches the dental pulp, it can cause toothache and necessitate fillings to protect the tooth and save its future. Therefore, it’s vital that patients visit their dental team as soon as this occurs so that their tooth can be saved from possible extraction.
Cavities tend to occur most frequently on biting surfaces and between teeth, although any part of a tooth can become affected. If decay is severe enough to warrant extraction of an affected tooth by dental professionals, they may perform root canal treatment or perform extraction to save its life.
General dentistry encompasses the diagnosis, prevention, study, and treatment of conditions and diseases affecting the teeth, gums, mouth, jaws (including tongue) as well as their related structures (tongue). General dentists strive to avoid future issues by offering patients thorough oral hygiene routines, cleanings and exams regularly.
Gum disease, more commonly known as periodontitis, damages the soft tissues around your gums. As it progresses, pockets that form between your teeth and gums become filled with tartar and plaque that release toxic bacterial toxins that destroy bone and connective tissue that holds your teeth securely in place – this makes gum disease one of the primary reasons people seek dental treatment.dental clinic jeddah
Bleeding gums, bad breath and loose or painful mouth are telltale signs of gum disease. Once bacteria accumulate in large quantities and turn harmful, more serious symptoms such as tooth loss or recession could arise.
To identify gum disease, we perform a physical exam on your gums for any signs of inflammation and use a probe to measure the depth of pockets between your teeth and gums. X-rays will be taken of your mouth to detect bone loss due to gum disease; gum grafting may be recommended in order to restore any lost tissue; additionally, our medical history review will identify any conditions or medications which contribute to its development.
General dentists offer many services to their patients, including teeth whitening. Additionally, they may incorporate diagnostic equipment into their dental care plans in order to detect, treat and prevent oral diseases like tooth decay and gum disease as early as possible.
General dentists conduct more than visual exams; they use x-rays and dental sealants to detect cavities and other issues, like early gum disease signs. This allows them to intervene before small issues turn into major ones.
General dentists provide restorative treatments beyond damage detection. Common restorative measures include fillings; this procedure usually entails extracting damaged portions of teeth and replacing with composite filling or another form. Furthermore, bridgework or denture fitting are other available alternatives to restore missing teeth. They may also offer educational services on how to avoid dental disease while maintaining good dental hygiene, such as the impact of medications that increase risk factors like periodontal disease and diabetes on oral health.
Implants provide the ideal way to replace missing teeth and restore full chewing function, as well as prevent bone loss through osseointegration. Implants may support restorations that replace single (implant crown), multiple missing (implant-supported bridge), or all missing (implant-supported dentures).
General dentists can successfully place dental implants if the patient possesses healthy oral tissues and sufficient jawbone structure, and no chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or previous radiation therapy to the head/neck area which might slow healing or interfere with implant integration. Patients in such situations may require periodontal therapy and/or bone grafting treatments for successful results.
Dental implants require several months to heal and become fully integrated in your mouth, but their long-term benefits outweigh this upfront investment. Once we establish a treatment plan, our dental team will schedule follow-up appointments regularly in order to monitor infection prevention measures on both implants, teeth and gums as well as promote good dental hygiene practices.