Myths or realities? Like other areas of medicine, dentistry has its characteristic myths.
They have been developed over time, either from an inadequate understanding of it, or from an erroneous interpretation of experiences experienced, precisely because the perception of each patient is different. In the article below, Dr. Claudiu Lupascu, coordinating physician at LLL Dental, helped us dismantle some of them. Although, their list is certainly longer.
Ideal is always asking for a specialist and not believing everything you hear or read on the internet.
The most common myths encountered (and in which many patients think) are: analgesics eliminate dental problems, scarring affects teeth, dental treatment is painful, periodontitis automatically leads to tooth loss, if teeth are dying, dental brushing is no longer necessary, visits to the dentist during pregnancy can affect the fetus, if the patient has health problems, he can not opt for a dental implant. It is very important to note that all these hypotheses are false, or at least false in general.
Here are the most common myths:
Analgesics eliminates dental problems. Yes, they mean a quick, immediate effect. And they resolve the pain for the moment, but it does not eliminate its cause as well. And as long as the trigger factor is not removed, the pain will return, and the situation will worsen from one episode to another. Antiinflammatory drugs are not contraindicated, on the contrary. They can also be used while performing the necessary treatments to solve dental problems.
Graduation does not harm teeth, as it is a procedure by which the tartar and the bacterial plaque are removed from the mouth, without any interference with the teeth. Tartar is mostly responsible for the mouthpiece (bad smell of breathing) and periodontal disease, so removing it can only help maintain dental health. There are situations where a temporary sensitive surface may remain as a result of scratching but disappears completely within a few days.
Dental treatment is painful – especially canal treatment and extraction. The pain experienced in dental extraction was a reality 25-30 years ago. Fortunately, science has also evolved a lot in the field of dentistry, both in terms of the techniques used and the tools used.
Currently, the atraumatic extraction of a tooth is the best way to remove it because it damages the least of the alveolar bone, protecting it from trauma for a future implant.
Canal treatment (nerve removal) is performed to relieve pain caused by diseased tissues of the tooth. Endodontic treatments are performed under anesthesia, thus eliminating the chances for the patient to experience any pain during their performance.
Brushing is always necessary
If the teeth are dressed, dental brushing is no longer necessary – no other myth is worse than it is. Work teeth (whether crowns, facets, or dental incrustations) should be treated as much as natural teeth. Lack of hygiene will favor the development of bacterial plaque and plaque, which will lead to periodontal pathology and compromise the support of the work. So dental floss, toothbrush and mouthwash should be used daily, whether or not you have dental work.
Visits to the dentist during pregnancy can affect the fetus – on the contrary, in some cases even more frequent visits are recommended. Because the body goes through some transformations, and oral health is influenced and requires increased attention.
The most common problems that may occur during pregnancy are dental sensitivity, gum inflammation and caries development. Prophylactic treatments are recommended for professional cleansing and brushing. Healthy teeth contribute to increasing patient comfort.
Paradontosis can improve and heal
Periodontal disease is indeed the advanced form of disease of the teeth supporting teeth. Periodontal disease may slow down and even stop from evolution by setting up early treatment by learning, practicing and practicing rigorous hygiene.
Treatment in periodontitis is complex and varies depending on the causes and phases of the disease, from a professional demolition to remove the major causative factor, tartar, to laser surgery and bone addition and reconstruction of the affected tissues. If treatment is instituted and the dentist's advice is respected, chances of success can be real.
If the patient has health problems, he can not opt for a dental implant – even people with various conditions can enjoy treatments with dental implants. This idea is often associated with the elderly, periodontitis and diabetes mellitus. The above are not contraindications. As long as the necessary measures are taken and the doctor's instructions are observed, the patient can rely on the treatments that will allow him to restore his teeth.
In conclusion, myths should not be credited. Ask the dentist's advice whenever you have questions.