Showing posts with label tooth loss. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tooth loss. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Pros And Cons Of Wisdom Teeth Removal

This was an interesting post in our dental health community.

It's about the pros and cons of removing wisdom teeth:

 You can read it here. 

It seems that conventional wisdom (no pun intended) is starting to shift a little.   Many doctors are beginning to realize that maybe the almost automatic removal of wisdom teeth should be toned down a bit.

Of course, there are often legit reasons to take them out.  But, all too often they are simply removed as a 'routine'.   That may not be necessary.

I remember having all of mine out in about 15 minutes - with only local anesthetic!

Those were the days, right?   just kidding. 

I also had a dry socket after that!   And that was definitely ~NOT fun.   If you have ever had a dry socket, then you know all about the pain that is involved!   

What is a dry socket?    It's when the clot washes away and bone is exposed to the air.   It's not fun, I can tell you that.

Typically, they stick a bunch of medicated gauze in the hole to until it starts to heal up a bit.

Well, I sure don't miss that experience!

Aside from getting wisdom teeth pulled, did you know that gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss?

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Friday, July 19, 2013

A Lost Tooth Could Cost You Two Thousand Or More Dollars

The cost of a single implant can run around $2000 or even higher.   Many people have multiple implants. 

They have a lot of money wrapped up in their mouths.  

How can you avoid running into the same fate?   I guess it would make the most sense to look at what causes tooth loss and try to prevent that, right? 

prevent losing teethThe primary cause of tooth loss, you can ask any dental professional about this, is gum disease.  It's a serious problem that many people have.  Perhaps as many as 3 out of every 4 people have some gum disease.

What can prevent or reverse gum disease?  

The answer to that question can vary from person to person.  I should point out that if you have gum disease or think you might, you should be under the care of a dentist or periodontist.  This is critical.

Most people with gum disease have periodontal pocket depths (something that your hygienist or dentist can measure) of 3mm or greater. 

Generally speaking, most dental professionals would say that any depths above 3mm are a problem.  Also, generally speaking, 3mm and below is considered healthy.

Therefore, you want to get all of your periodontal pocket depths to 3mm and below. 

If the gums are healthy at that point, you have successfully avoided the number on cause of tooth loss! 

One Way This Can Happen.

This has worked for many people.  Nothing works 100%  of the time for 100% of the people.  But here is the process in a nutshell.

Find out what your current periodontal pocket readings are.   Use the HydroFloss for at least a month.

And then go back to your dental health professional and see if your readings have improved or returned to the 3mm and below levels that are generally considered healthy.  

If so, that was a success - if confirmed to be so by your dentist or periodontist. 

Continue to use the HF and get your regular cleanings and checkups. Always inquire about those pocket depths so that you can keep an eye on them.   Good work! 

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Chewing Tobacco Warning

A follower on twitter sent me a picture of the bottom of a certain chewing tobacco brand's box:

The warning says:   Warning:  This Product Can Cause Gum Disease and Tooth Loss

I thought that was a cool picture.   I won't post it here because I'm sure all the brands are required to do the same thing.   I am not interested in picking on one brand.

Clearly, the entire industry was required by law to post those warnings.  They sure wouldn't do it voluntarily.  

Instead, I'm interested in spreading the word about preventing and stopping gum disease.   Most people have some anyway, whether they know it or not.

Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss.

There are things you can do to prevent it and arrest its progress and there are things you can do to make it worse - as the above example shows.  

The vast majority of tooth loss in the world is due to gum disease.  

Gum disease causes tooth loss.  

Shouldn't you learn more about this problem?   If most people have it - 3 out of every 4 according to many dental professionals, shouldn't you be learning what you can do to reduce or stop it?

What do you think?  Let's start a dialog on this.


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Monday, December 17, 2012

What You Should Know About Gum Disease Part 13

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Periodontal disease, gingivitis and gum disease  are all the same disease.  They are just different stages of the same process.

While gingivitis is considered 'reversible' there is a fine line between it and 'true' gum disease.  When you cross that line, the damage is no longer reversible.

But, you can stop the progression of gum disease and your gum's will, generally speaking, be considered healthy by most dental practitioners when all of your periodontal pocket depths measure 3 millimeters or less.

Note: I speak in general terms here.  Specific questions about your unique dental health situation should be directed to your dentist or periodontist.  

Receding Gum Tissue

Receding gum tissue, however, does not usually come back.  There could be slight improvement, but if you need more restored,  you could need a gum graft.

 If that is the case for you,  look for a periodontist that has 10 years experience minimum.   They say it takes 10 years to master something.   You will want to minimize the possibility of needing to 'try again'.

That happened to me once.   And I later discovered that gum grafting was a technique that this general dentist had just learned.    I was a little bit unhappy to say the least.  Couple that with the knowledge that I was only about 20 years old at the time and probably didn't need a graph anyway, it is even more disturbing.

It wasn't until later in life that I started to develop a better understanding.  However, at the time I had no idea what was going on.

This Is Why I Wrote The Book

It is the experience shared above, plus other experiences, plus listening to the stories of other people that led to the writing of this book.   This information is important to anyone who has teeth and is interesting in keeping them for a lifetime of good service.

Many people spend a lot of money on expensive treatments and imperfect teeth replacements such as dentures and implants.  If it is possible to avoid that, even once, then it is definitely worth it to do so!


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* I speak in general Terms only here.  If you have a specific question about your unique dental health situation, be sure to ask your doctor or periodontist the answer to those questions.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

What You Should Know About Gum Disease Part 12

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I Wrote This Book For a Reason

One reason I wrote this book was to let the average person know some basic things that can really save them a lot of time, money and pain down the road.   I am convinced that people just need a little bit more of an understanding.  And that little bit can make a big difference.

Personal Experience

I was once faced with an expensive treatment and was given very little time to make a decision.
I felt pressured by the dental professional who was taking care of me.

I did not like that pressure and figured there had to be some answers out there to be found.

That personal investigation paid off by saving me approximately $1600 on an expensive treatment.  The treatment in question may also have had longer term consequences such as the need for more care (which probably cost more as well) in the future.

In addition, I have read some things about that treatment that leave me with a big question mark about the possible destruction of gum tissue as well.

Keeping out teeth for a lifetime of good use is very important.

Implants Are Expensive

They cost a lot and sometimes they don't 'take' the first try.   Then you have to wait several months before 'trying' again.   If you need one of these, one tip is to find a very experienced (at least ten years) doctor.  This can increase your chances of having it work the first time around.

But, they key point is to prevent the loss of teeth in the first place.   Perhaps the information that I packed into this book will help you to do just that?


David Snape
Author: What You Should Know About Gum Disease

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