Frequently Asked Questions
What is the treatment of clenching / grinding (bruxism)?
First of all, the reason must be revealed. If it is due to stress and habit, but these cannot be removed, the wear of theteeth is prevented and the habit tries to be lifted with an apparatus called bite plate and worn at night.
What are the symptoms of gum disease?
- Gum bleeding
- Bad Breath
- Color change in the gums
- It is the gum growth and withdrawal.
- Bad Breath
- Color change in the gums
- It is the gum growth and withdrawal.
What to do if the child's tooth is dislocated as a result of impact, fall?
First of all, it is necessary to put the resulting piece in milk and go to the dentist as soon as possible. If the falling tooth is milk tooth, placeholder can be applied. If the permanent tooth is out of the socket without any damage, canal treatment can be performed and placed in its place immediately after the accident. In the fractures, depending on the tissues affected by the fracture, various treatments from filler to canal treatment may be required.
Is there any alternative for those who wear prosthetics?
In today's dentistry, the obligation to use dentures to implant prosthesis has been eliminated with implant applications (screw to bone).
What is root canal treatment? Why is it done?
If the bruise has reached the nerves, it is not enough to fill only, however, the nerves at the root of the tooth must be removed and these channels must be filled. With the completion of the restoration on the canal filling, you can easily use your tooth
Is there a cure for a broken tooth or is it removed?
Not all broken teeth are pulled out, teeth can be saved with different treatment methods (filling or coating).
Can I go to the dentist during pregnancy?
It is recommended to go to the dentist before pregnancy. Dental treatments without drugs are recommended in the first month of pregnancy and in the last three months. If necessary, emergency treatments are applied during pregnancy.
What is laminated?
Lamina means "leaf" in Latin. It is a technique that is applied only by thinning the front face by 0.3 - 0.7 mm without cutting the teeth and in which the intact tooth tissue is minimized. This is the application of porcelain tooth lamina by sticking to the thinned area. It can be used as a solution for correcting teeth with distorted or curved teeth and joining of split teeth in discolored teeth with poor structure and form.
Is it harmful to clean the teeth?
Gingival diseases are caused by bacteria called film, which have a film layer thickness that adheres to the surface of the teeth. If the plaque is not cleaned, it becomes tooth stones called tartar. The accumulation of plaque and dental stones causes the destructive bacteria to multiply in our mouth, and as a result, gaps called teeth and gingival recessions occur between the teeth and the gums. Bacteria secrete enzymes that cause bone damage around the tooth. And in the end, the tooth is lost. As a result, dental calculus cleaning is not a cosmetic job but a form of treatment.
What is the cause of sores and ulcers in the mouth? What is the treatment?
Painful sores that appear as white in the middle, red on the edges, and pierced in the shape of a button are called "aft". Wounds from stress or irritation heal spontaneously in a week. However, frequently occurring aphthae with a size of around 1 cm may be a sign of Behçet's disease. For this reason, you may need to ignore and go to the dentist when you have frequent and short healing ulcers.
What are the causes of bleeding gums?
Problems with teeth and gums are the most common causes of bleeding gums. Gingivitis, called gingivitis, is one of the most important causes. Another important dental problem is periodontitis. Periodontitis is inflammation of the connective tissue and bones that support the teeth.
When to start using fluoride toothpaste in children?
The use of fluoride toothpastes in children should be started after about 4 years of age. Because in children, the swallowing reflex is used correctly only after 4 years of age. If fluoride toothpaste is used up to this age, the amount of fluoride swallowed in the paste can cause permanent stains in the enamels of the teeth. These developmental disorders are called fluorosis. Therefore, children up to this age are recommended to brush their teeth with water or a paste without fluoride. Only as a result of recent studies; It is said that toothpaste containing 500ppm fluoride should be used twice a day in children aged 2 and over with more than 3 caries in the mouth.
Should all 20 buried teeth be pulled out?
NO, however, the twenty-year old teeth, which have partially lasted, can easily rot as they cannot be cleaned easily, causing bad smell in the mouth. On the other hand, twenty-year-old teeth, which cannot completely remain in the bone, can lean on the roots of the second molar tooth located next to them, and may sometimes damage the tooth or form a cyst around them. While these types of teeth are infected and cause pain and abscess, they should be removed immediately, if they do not cause any problems, they should be kept under control by your doctor and removed if necessary.
What should be considered after tooth extraction?
Keep the sterile gauze put in place by pressing firmly for at least 15-20 minutes. After discarding this buffer, never place a second buffer. Because this buffer will never be sterile. Also, at this time, paste the buttons of the wound and choose to stop your bleeding from stopping. If possible, do not use cigarettes and alcohol for 24 hours. Do not rinse your mouth with water for a few hours. Otherwise, you will prevent the formation of a blood clot, which will provide healing after the shooting, and cause the healing of the wound to be delayed. You may have bleeding in the form of leaks. This bleeding can continue for 6 to 24 hours. Do not panic because you think that you are bleeding because of the feature of dyeing your saliva of blood. If you have a lot of bleeding, consult your doctor. You may have pain. In this case, you can take painkillers. Aspirin-derived painkillers increase bleeding. Therefore, it is not recommended after tooth extraction. Pain reaches the highest level, especially when your drowsiness passes. This is a normal condition and it will be helpful to take painkillers before drowsiness passes.
How should the tooth brushing technique be?
First of all, the brush should be brought closer to the tooth at an angle of 45 degrees and should be brushed with back and forth movements in the width of the tooth. The process is completed with a sweeping motion from the last gum downwards. The inner surfaces of the teeth, especially the front areas are narrow, should be brushed by inserting the brush upright. It should not be forgotten that the back surfaces of the teeth with bacterial plaque and food residues, the back teeth and tongue should also be cleaned. Usually, only the front surfaces of the front teeth are brushed, so the caries occur mostly in the posterior regions, while the tooth stones are in the lower front area, where there is little brushing.
How should I choose oral care products? What Type of Toothbrush Should I Use?
Since there are many shapes, sizes and models of toothbrushes on the market, it can be difficult to decide which one to use. Here are the features to help you: Many dentists agree that soft-bristled toothbrushes are the best solution for removing plaques and debris from the teeth. Small-headed brushes are also preferred because they can better reach all areas of the mouth, including the back group teeth. When it comes to the toothbrush handle (non-slip handle or flexible neck), head shape (pointed or rectangular), and the shape of the bristles (wavy, straight or conical shape), choose the most comfortable for you. The best toothbrush is the toothbrush that fits your mouth best and gives you the most comfortable access to all teeth. For people with some special circumstances, the battery-powered toothbrush is a good alternative. They can do the job of cleaning teeth better, especially for those with brushing difficulties or those with limited hand ability.
What is a panoramic radiograph? What does it do?
The radiation rate of x-rays in the panoramic x-ray is much lower than that of other traditional x-rays. It is taken very quickly. It is comfortable and comfortable for patients. Panoramic x-ray is an x-ray film that allows all the teeth, jaws, teeth and jaw problems to be seen in a single film. It enables treatment planning to be done faster and more accurately. It is necessary for the detection of cysts, caries and tumors invisible on the jaw and teeth. Before surgery, the physician definitely wants to see. Because the area to be treated with this x-ray is widely seen and the success of the operation increases.
Is bad breath caused by dental problems? What should I do ?
Yes. Caries in the teeth can cause gum disease bad breath. In addition, diseases such as stomach ailments and sinusitis can cause bad breath. If your complaint still continues after the dental problems are corrected, you should go to the ENT and internal medicine departments.
I brush my teeth regularly; but still rotting. Why ?
Tooth decay is a multifactorial disease. Genetic nutrition, oral flora and many other factors play a role in caries. When brushing is done correctly, it is an effective way to prevent caries. In addition, stronger teeth can be obtained by applying preventive treatments.
Is the application of fluorine harmful to the health of the child?
No. The application of fluor will not harm your child, professional fluoride application is carried out to increase the resistance of the teeth against caries.
How long is the life of the implants?
Implants can remain endless in the mouth for 30-40 years, but there are several factors that determine the lifespan of the implants, the health of the person to whom the implant is applied and the care given to the implant care. Implants can be used for a lifetime when appropriate conditions are met. Your doctor will tell you how to care for your implants.
Is orthodontic treatment done to every patient?
If the lower and upper jaw bones where the teeth are located are normal, these abnormalities can be treated at any age only if the teeth have problems; However, the treatment of a problem related to the development of the jaw skeletons is only possible during the growth and development period.
How soon do I get used to my new prosthesis?
It will be easier to get used to prostheses that come in heavy and bulky in the first weeks with your intraoral tissues adapting to the prosthesis. Although you may have problems with plugging in at first, this problem can be overcome with some practice.
The tip of my teeth seems to be worn. What is the reason? What should I do?
The reason is the clenching / grinding habit. Bruxism is generally the case of clenching and grinding teeth during sleep. Individuals are generally unaware of these habits. Headache, jaw joint pain are the results of bruxism. The night plate applied by the dentist will relax you.
Should amalgam fillings be replaced?
Amalgam fillings should be replaced if they affect the laughter aesthetics or if a bruise is found on the edge of the filling. If there is a gray reflection on the teeth during laughing in small molars, amalgam filling can be changed because this image disrupts the aesthetics.
The full prosthesis I have been using for years has started to become abundant and playing. What can be done?
It can be reconciled by feeding the existing prosthesis for the abundance and fluctuations that occur due to slimming and bone loss. If there is too much change in the jaw, it may be necessary to reconstruct the dental prosthesis.
Do prosthetic teeth move while eating?
If the amount of bone in the upper and lower jaw is not sufficient, the retention and stabilization of the prosthetic teeth will decrease, so the prosthesis can move while eating. In this case, special adhesives can be used or it may be necessary to get support from implants placed in the jaw bone in order for the prostheses to play.
Is it possible to use snap-on prosthesis (precision retaining prosthesis) in diabetics?
Like other removable dentures, precision retained dentures can be applied to almost any patient. It may take a long time to heal injuries and wounds that may occur in the mouth after application. Also, since dry mouth problem may occur, use of special gels and artificial saliva may be required.
Would I be aesthetically pleased with prosthetic prostheses?
Since the parts that the sensitive holder prostheses get from the teeth are in the prosthesis, it is much more aesthetic compared to the hook prosthesis.
Who is at risk of oral cancer?
Cigarette and alcohol consumers Poor oral hygiene Unsuitable dentures (prostheses that make permanent bumps) Those with abnormal formations in the mouth (white-red abnormalities, wounds that do not heal, bleeding foci) Genetic predisposition (family history of cancer) Those who stay under the sunlight for a long time or enter the solarium
How do I know if I have a jaw joint discomfort?
There may be many symptoms of jaw joint discomfort. From opening to closing, it can range from click to locked jaw or pain. Consult your dentist when you feel any difference in your jaw, because the stage of the disease is important for treatment.
Will my face swell a lot after the implant is made? Do I have a lot of pain?
A slight swelling or discoloration is expected on the cheek; However, edema will decrease rapidly with the first 24 hours of cold compress application. Severe pain is not observed, pain medications recommended by the doctor are sufficient to easily control the pain that may occur on the first day.
I'm smoking Can I have a dental implant?
Yes, you can. Many works have proved that smoking adversely affects the integration of dental implant and bone. Individuals who smoke are 2-3 times more likely to lose their implant.
How are the teeth being whitened?
Teeth whitening is the process of removing colored organic and inorganic substances formed in the porous enamel structure on the surface of the teeth with tooth whitening gels (carbamide peroxide).
Are there any harm and side effects of teeth whitening?
Whitening process may cause sensitivity to the teeth even if it is a little. This tooth sensitivity can be against the weather, very hot and cold foods. This is a normal and expected side effect. Tooth sensitivity is usually expected to pass within 24-48 hours. In case of an unexpected situation, the doctor should be consulted.
Will there be a lot of pain after 20 years of teeth shooting? Is my face swollen too much?
After a problem-free surgery, not much pain occurs and the pain that occurs occurs is easily controlled with mild painkillers. Edema on the cheek varies greatly depending on the condition of the tooth and from person to person. Cold compress should be applied to the cheek area for the first 24 hours to prevent swelling. Mild swelling is normal and necessary for recovery.
Do I experience tooth loss due to gingival recession?
Unfortunately, tooth loss can occur when the gingival border falls below a certain level and the hard tissues surrounding the teeth disappear completely.
Is there a cure for gingival recession?
In the case of gingival recession, 3 treatment methods are applied, such as treating the damage to the tooth tissue, treating tooth sensitivity and performing the extracted gum tissue surgically.
What kind of situations does gingival recession cause?
Gingival recession leads to plaque accumulation, root caries, tooth sensitivity and aesthetic problems due to the deterioration of brushing.
What is a fissure sealant? Are there any harm and side effects?
Fissure sealant molar is a protective dental treatment in which the recesses and grooves of the teeth are covered with a fluid filler. It has no harm or side effects.
What is tingling ? What are the reasons?
These are sharp and sudden pain that the teeth give against heat, cold, sweet, sour foods, brushing and even touches. It is a very common condition.Old filled teeth, broken and cracked teeth, dental caries, gum recession, toothbrush abrasion, erosion lesions, post-filling sensitivity, side effects from medication use, whitening sensitivity, teeth grinding and clenching ailments. can be listed as reasons.
How long does the sensitivity after the operation on the tooth last?
This situation differs from person to person. It can vary depending on the person's pain threshold and tolerance. It also varies according to the procedure (canal treatment, filling, tooth cutting, etc.) or the type of treatment (enamel filling, deep dentin filling, canal treatment, lesional canal treatment). This period can range from a few hours to several weeks.
What are the Symptoms of Oral Cancer?
Benign tumors can be caused by salivary glands, gums, bone or dental tissue. The diagnosis can only be made by a biopsy taken by the physician. It usually shows symptoms such as swelling, pain, absence of existing prostheses, loss of function. Oral cancers can usually develop as a result of untreated wounds, white - red spots, and aphthaphic but not precancerous formations that do not heal for a long time. Symptoms can be summarized as swelling, bleeding, pain, loss of function in the tissue.
Is panoramic x-rays taken for pregnant women?
Since it will be exposed to a small amount of radiation, it is better not to pull it. If there is a very urgent situation, we can provide a view to only the relevant region with small x-rays taken in very low doses, which we call rvg instead of a panoramic x-ray by wearing a lead apron. The safest period in pregnancy for radiography and dental treatments is the period between 3-6 months, known as the 2nd trimester. If x-ray is mandatory, it is less harmful to take this period.
How Does Braces Pain Pass?
Braces often occur when the wires first attach, and sometimes after orthodontic treatment control sessions, often without the need to do anything. Depending on the person's pain threshold and severity of perplexity, it may sometimes be necessary to use painkillers. Most patients do not even need to use drugs, and the body adapts to this tension caused by the wires within 2-3 days. Pain may also occur due to the fact that the wires inside the mouth sink into the inside of the cheek during treatment. In this case, the patient may temporarily experience pain using the wax. However, it is necessary to go to an orthodontist as soon as possible to correct the sinking wire.
Should antibiotics be used in every dental pain?
Most of the pain in the teeth is caused by edema in the region rather than infection. With the intervention of the dentist, edema is reduced, if there is an infection, it is treated. Almost all of the toothaches are conditions that do NOT require antibiotics. Pain relievers and anti-inflammatory drugs (anti-inflammatory) can be prescribed if the doctor deems it necessary. The antibiotic used in dental pain without consulting a physician will not only heal the patient, but will also reduce the effectiveness of future antibiotics by creating resistance to the existing bacteria in the body.
How does a tooth abscess pass?
In cases where tooth abscess is suspected, a dentist should be examined as soon as possible. The dentist diagnoses the cause of the abscess by clinical and radiological examination. Correct treatment is applied to eliminate the cause. The relief of symptoms using only medication without any intervention does not mean that the abscess is completely gone and will not recur. Tooth abscess should be treated by a dentist and, if necessary, a maxillofacial surgeon, as it can cause serious or even fatal infections in rare cases.
What are the damages of smoking on teeth?
In smokers, tar accumulation and nicotine-related spots are observed. In the following periods, even if the teeth brush effectively, these spots settle on the tooth. In some faulty applications (salt-carbonate-tooth polish) that our patients make at home, it causes the teeth to turn yellow more by scratching the enamel surface.
How Pregnancy Affects Oral Health ?
There are changes in oral health during pregnancy, but it is not true that during pregnancy there will be calcium loss from the mother's teeth and the mother will lose teeth in every pregnancy. The most important change in this period is the increase in hormone levels. In parallel, plaque accumulation on the teeth increases. If the plaque is not effectively removed, gingivitis (swelling, bleeding, redness of the gums) occurs. This condition called 'pregnancy gingivitis' affects the majority of pregnant women with different violence, especially in the 2nd and 3rd Month period. The severity of gingivitis, which also existed before pregnancy, may increase with pregnancy and progress to periodontitis. Gingivitis can be prevented by effective care and cleaning of the teeth, balanced nutrition and regular visit to the dentist.
I used antibiotics while pregnant "Will my baby's teeth be affected?
Baby's dental development begins in the womb. The drugs used can negatively affect the baby's dental health. Unconscious use of drugs should be avoided. 'Tetracycline' group antibiotics cause discoloration of the baby's teeth, should not be used during pregnancy. Other antibiotics have not been proven to colorize teeth.
How does gum itch go?
As gum itching is an early finding of gum disease such as gingival bleeding, it will disappear by controlling gingivitis. Cleaning of the calculus in the early stages (gingivitis) requires removal of deep dental stones and inflammatory tissues on the root surfaces in more advanced cases (periodontitis) and smoothing the root surface. In this way, early symptoms such as gingival itching, gingival bleeding, pressure and feeling of tampering in the gums disappear.
Do missing teeth lead to loss of other teeth?
It causes the neighboring teeth to fall over in the missing tooth region, the opposite teeth to extend to the missing tooth region and thus to decrease the chewing function. In addition, since the cleaning and maintenance of the toppled or extended teeth will be difficult, there is an increased risk of caries, tenderness, pain due to gingivitis and loss of other teeth.
Does finger sucking disrupt teeth and structure? How old do you suck fingers and pacifiers break the tooth structure?
It has extremely negative effects on finger sucking and jaw structure. If precautions are not taken in a timely manner, disorders that are very difficult to correct may develop and operation may occur in the future. Although sucking fingers and pacifiers cause pushing forward in the teeth at the end of 2 years, the most critical age is 4 years.
Is the milk tooth missing an important problem?
It is an extremely important problem. Milk teeth act as natural placeholders until permanent teeth last. If milk teeth are lost prematurely for any reason; other teeth will slide towards this gap and close the location of the milk tooth. This will prevent the permanent tooth, which will last from the bottom, from rubbing at its ideal location. If a permanent tooth cannot be driven from where it should last, it may cause distortion in the teeth and orthodontic problems.
How does the pain after tooth covering pass?
If the early pain in the tooth coating started immediately after the adhesion, tooth sensitivity due to adhesion occurred. The pain in this tooth coating should be expected to pass. However, in case of excessive contact of the coating with the opposite tooth, that is, impact during chewing, you should consult your dentist immediately.
Are dental caries a harbinger of another disease?
We cannot say that dental caries are precursors of another disease, but it can lead to an indirect focal infection. Bacteria caused by dental caries can be transported to vital organs through blood and lymph circulation, causing serious symptoms.
Can we use aesthetic fillers like our own teeth? What should we pay attention to?
Aesthetic fillings need careful use. It should not bite very hard. Eating nails, biting a pen, etc. It is necessary to avoid the habits that cause excessive force to the tooth. The care of the teeth to which these fillings are applied is the same as for natural teeth. With correct brushing and flossing, the teeth that fillings are applied are cleaned.