Amy L Golden D.M.D., LLC | The importance of dental health in Berlin

Amy L Golden D.M.D., LLC

 

General Dentistry

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The importance of dental health
 

Coronary artery disease: people with gum disease are twice as likely to have a heart attack or stroke.

People with gum disease have high levels of inflammation which leads to high c reactive  protein, leading to higher chance for heart disease.

Diabetes: poorly controlled diabetics are more likely to have gum.

Hip or knee replacement: all dental infections must be cleared up and you must get a dental clearance before having surgery. Dental infections can cause loss of implant.

Pregnancy: Pregnant women who have gum disease are more likely to have low birth weight babies and preterm birth.

Smokers of 1 ½ pks per day are 6 times more likely to have periodontal disease. 

Patients on medication_ more likely to have dry mouth which leads to cavities and tooth loss.

 

Missing teeth: poor digestion and poor health, particularly  older people losing weight because of no teeth.

Meth Mouth or patients on pain medicine,

Bulemia

Oral Cancer- on rise due to HPV virus.  Poor survival rate.

Sleep apnea-patient’s son, age 22, died due to sleep apnea. Cpap is the second most successful way to treat sleep apnea.

Dietary issue: High sugar intake, especially from atheletes who drink a lot of Gatorade causes rapid tooth decay. Should only have 5 tsp of sugar daily. Children should not be given milk in a bottle or juice before bedtime- causes rapid decay.

Baby tooth loss- leads to overcrowding  and no room for permanent teeth, leading to gum disease and tooth loss.

Patients having radiation to head or neck- must get dental clearance prior to radiation ; osteoradionecrosis

MANY OTHER DISEASES CONTRIBUTE TO DENTAL DISEASE!!

 

GUM DISEASE

PERIODONTIITIS  /PYOREHEA- loss of bone that holds teeth to our jaws bones

MAIN SYMPTOMS:

Bad breath! Most common cause is gum disease

Swollen bleeding gums

Shifting teeth-DOMINO EFFECT

Receding gums

Loose teeth

 

FIXING THESE GUM DISEASE PROBLEMS:

  1. REGULAR DENTAL CARE.: CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT WITH CLEANINGS IN OFFICE AND ARRESTIN 
  2. Invisalign:SHIFTING OF TEETH, CROWDING CAUSE GUM DISEASE!

 

INVISALIGN

Why would adults want to do invisalign? Shifted teeth are main cause of gum disease,. Bad breath,

Explain invisalign

 

REPLACING TEETH

  1. NOT DOING ANYTHING- DOMINO EFFECT SHOW PICTURES
  2. BRIDGE WORK:LEAST EXPENSIVE, LEAST COMFORTABLE, LEAST COSMETIC: COSMETIC, BUT MORE DESTRUCTIVE: BRIDGE WORK.
  3. IMPLANTS: MOST LONG LASTING, MOST SUCCESSFUL,MOST COSMETIC, LEAST DESTRUCTIVE.
 
 
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