Orthodontic treatment is a way of straightening or moving teeth, to improve the appearance of the teeth and how they work. It can also help to look after the long-term health of your teeth, gums and jaw joints, by spreading the biting pressure over all your teeth.
A disease which affects the gums and other supporting structures of the teeth is known as Periodontal Disease. It is commonly known as Gum Disease. The early stage of this disease is known as Gingivitis and is characterised by inflamed gum disease which bleed easily. In the advanced stage, the disease affects the bone and other supporting structures and is known as Periodontitis.
Tooth decay describes the condition wherein the tooth under a variety of harsh conditions, breaks down leading to the formation of a cavity. It starts with a hole/opening in the enamel. If this is not treated, it progressively reaches the deeper sections of the tooth, where the pulp and the nerves are causing the tooth to become sensitive to variety of stimuli, a variety of gum problems such as inflammation and swelling, pain and ultimately tooth loss.
If you've ever felt a painful sensation in your teeth after drinking or eating hot or cold food and beverages, you've experienced tooth sensitivity. And you're not alone. It's a condition that affects one out of four adults, often coming and going over time. The most common cause of sensitive teeth in adults is exposed tooth roots due to receding gums. Because these roots are not covered by enamel, thousands of tiny channels leading to the tooth's nerve center (pulp) are exposed. When heat, cold or pressure touch these channels, you feel pain. Ignoring your sensitive teeth can lead to other oral health problems. This is especially true if the pain causes you to brush poorly, making you vulnerable to tooth decay.
Poor Oral Hygiene: Irregular or Improper Brushing, not flossing between teeth, not rinsing with water or mouthwash after meals, speeds up the process of tooth decay. Unregulated diet of Sweet Foods and Drinks: Periodic Snacks or Aerated Drinks, jam, marmalade and even potato chips can lead to the formation of acidic by-products which damage the surface of the tooth enamel. This is the reason why most young children and adolescents suffer from tooth decay. Bad or Worn out Dental Fillings: Tooth decay might develop again from exposed tooth decays.
A dental implant (also known as an endosseous implant or fixture) is a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture, facial prosthesis or to act as an orthodontic anchor.The basis for modern dental implants is a biologic process called osseointegration where materials, such as titanium, form an intimate bond to bone.