Thursday, October 31, 2013

Dental Abscess

Dental Abscess

Many patients  have suffered from a Dental abscesses.  
It is very common to hear that  
"I did not have any complain till the last few days when I had some discomfort but not severe pain".
The discomfort went away with pain medication and application of over the counter medicine like Ambisol.
They also complain that 
"when I woke up this morning my face is swollen, why?"
They ask for some medicine so that he/she can get some relief.
The repetition  happens all the time all over the world and this is only because of the lack 
of information that our mouth is one of the Vital parts of our body. In the mouth we do not have  
only 32/28 teeth  but there are supporting structures, like the Ligaments attaching teeth 
to bone, the body of the Jaw bone and Alveolus (socket of teeth), the Gums covering the jaw bone and socket of teeth.  Due to neglect, the teeth can get decayed, abscessed, the Gum can get inflamed and infected, there can be tumor growing in the jaw bone.  All these can be symptomatic or at times due to chronic nature of the infection can be asymptomatic due to body response and body vitality at a given time .
Any of the above infection whether in the soft tissue or Hard tissue can be detected in early stage with 
visual examination under different lights, the radio graph and all other means of examination.  Even the early stage of oral cancer can be detected by various methods available to your dentist .
It is wise that the mouth should be given the same importance as we give importance of regular check ups for our general health.
In order to avoid complications as the picture shown above, it is advisable to see your dentist for a regular check up every six months whether there is problem or no problem.  Do not treat yourself with the over the counter medicine thinking that it will go away. The problem must be treated not just the abscess.

The following link will help you to further understand Dental Abscesses


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Dental Implants

Missing, extracted or damaged teeth can be bothersome.  They can cause oral health problems and affect your self-esteem.  Fortunately, we offer several restorative options at our dentistry.  Dental implants are one of the best ways to replace a missing tooth and restore your smile.  Dental implants are prosthetic teeth that are rooted to your jawbone for a secure fit.  They are custom designed to blend in with the natural appearance of your smile and offer several benefits over other dental restoratives:

  • ·         Security – there is no need to worry about your implant slipping or sliding out of place.

  • ·         Natural feel – since they are rooted directly to your jawbone, they feel just like the rest of your natural teeth.

  • ·         Ease of maintenance – you care for your new implant just as you would your natural teeth.

  • ·         Cosmetically appealing – each implant is custom designed to match the shade and texture of your smile and is nearly indistinguishable from the rest of your smile.

  • ·         Improved oral health – when you replace missing or damaged teeth, you prevent a number of periodontal health problems from affecting your smile.

If you are interested in restoring your smile with dental implants, we encourage you to contact our office.  We look forward to helping you find confidence and health in your smile.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Bleeding Gums and Diabetes are co-related.  When Bleeding gums are treated it has a direct effect on controlling the blood sugar and vice versa.  The main cause of Bleeding gums is Poor Oral hygiene which causes bacterial growth in the mouth.  These bacteria also cause micro ulcerations in the gums and bacteria can travel through small blood vessels into the body and can cause plaque deposit in the bigger blood vessels.  This may cause constriction of the blood vessels and dislodgment of the deposited plaque.  This can lead to high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease etc...  For more details please see the following article...

The American Diabetic Association is arranging a Health Expo at Jacob Javitz Center, NY on Saturday March 15th, 2014 from 10AM - 4 PM.  Free Entrance.

New York State Academy of General Dentistry will be conducting a complimentary oral exam which includes Oral Cancer Screening.  

Dr. B.K. Verma is the Public information officer for the Academy of General Dentistry.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Bone Grafting

We are committed to providing our patients with expert care for all of their dental needs.  That is why we maintain bone grafting capabilities at our dental practice.  Bone grafting is an excellent option for patients who need to build and strengthen their jawbones to fully support dental implants or other tooth prosthetics.  Since bone grafting is a surgical process, our Family Dental Rego Park patients gain peace of mind in knowing they can complete this procedure in a comfortable and trusting environment.

The bone grafting process begins by collecting a bone sample from another part of the jaw or body.  In some cases, cadaver bone fragments that are donated to bone banks can also be used for grafting purposes.  The bone sample is then used to patch and strengthen the future site of the prosthetic.  The bone graft will naturally heal and become part of your jaw, providing you with a strong and stable base for an implant or other restorative.

If you have been seeking dental implants in the Rego Park, NY area, but have been told your jaw may not be able to support the implant, contact us here at Family Dental Rego Park.  We are happy to provide patients with consultations and to discuss our bone grafting capabilities.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Periodontal Disease and Systemic Health

We are told from a young age the importance of brushing and flossing our teeth on a daily basis.  When we care for our teeth, we can prevent serious health problems and periodontal disease.  While most of us are familiar with the positive effects this can have for our smile, many don’t know that our oral health has a big effect on our overall health, too. 

Oral systemic health is the connection between your periodontal health and your overall health.  When you suffer from periodontal diseases like gum disease and periodontitis, your cardiovascular and neurological health may also be at risk.  Gum disease is increasingly linked to stroke, heart disease, increased blood pressure, diabetes, and even the presence of certain cancers.  With twice daily brushing and flossing, in addition to biannual dental cleanings, you can prevent plaque buildup and keep your smile free of tooth decay.  When your teeth are healthy, you can avoid oral problems like tooth loss, infection, jaw misalignment, in addition to various life threatening conditions.

We want to make sure that all of our patients remain happy and healthy.  If you are due for your six month dental cleaning, we encourage you to schedule an appointment at our practice.  With good oral care habits you can maintain your smile and your health.