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Oral cancer is a general term for some malignancies that occur in the mouth, but most (89%) are squamous cell carcinomas that can occur anywhere in the mouth, including the lips, tongue, floor of the mouth, buccal mucosa, gingiva, jaw, maxillary sinus and jawbone.
Bacteria are the main cause of most periodontal diseases. Where the teeth meet the gums, there is a groove called the gingival sulcus; which is about one to two millimeters deep. Large amounts of food debris and bacteria can be accumulated on dental surfaces and gingival crevices due to poor oral hygiene.
The maxim for prevention and treatment of periodontal diseases holds that “Prevention is better than cure. Early detection and early treatment.” For optimal oral hygiene, regular check-ups by a dentist are required.
Periodontal disease, also known as “ gum disease ”, is a chronic dental problem which can lead to bad breath, receding gums, mobile teeth, and tooth loss eventually.
Root canal therapy is the procedure involving removal of diseased pulp tissues, cleaning and filling the root canals with special dental tools and materials. The aim of endodontic treatment is to maintain the health of periapical tissue and keep the tooth in function.
Bite down on gauze pack for 30 minutes and refrain from spitting out blood.
Dentists use local anesthetics ( numbing medicines ) to help the patients get rid of pain during the treatment.
For the sake of anesthetic safety, please follow the rules listed here.
It is best to establish an oral preventive care plan for your child prior to his/her birth.