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May 15th, 2019

6 Dental Terms and Treatments Explained for Your Oral Health Benefits - Part 2

When you go to the dentist are you confused by the terms they use? Do you feel overwhelmed and confused about gingivitis and lesions? Are you finding it difficult to understand the terms and how they relate to your health? If you read last week’s blog, you will have some understanding of key dental terms and how they affect your oral health.

Below is a list of more terms to strengthen your oral health knowledge even further

 

1. Gingivitis

A common form of gum disease where the part of your gum around the base of your teeth may become irritated, red and swollen. This issue is generally caused by poor oral hygiene and a build-up of plaque. If left untreated, gingivitis can lead to a more serious situation, periodontitis. You should see your dentist as soon as you notice any signs of gum disease to prevent further complications.

2. Hyperplastic

When you have an abnormal increase in cells of an organ or tissue resulting in an enlargement. An impacted tooth or unerupted teeth may be associated with this abnormality. A surgical dental procedure might benefit you if this problem occurs.

3. Indirect Restoration

Do you have a rotted or broken tooth? You might need indirect restoration; a customized tooth replacement possibly through the use of a crown. Indirect restoration usually involves complex procedures that take more than one visit to complete.

4. Jaw

Your jaw can also be referred to as the maxilla or mandible when referencing dental issues. It is possible for your jaw to become dislocated, painful or un-aligned. It is important to keep an eye on how your jaw acts and reacts especially if you have experienced an injury. Some cases require immediate dental treatment.

5. Keratin

Keratin is a natural protein that maintains the integrity of your tooth enamel. If you have a deficiency of keratin, your teeth may easily deteriorate. Make sure you take great care of your teeth and see your dentist if you notice them starting to crack or chip for no apparent reason.

6. Lesion

An oral lesion is an injury in your mouth. You may encounter one lesion or several all at once. Lesions appear as white patches, reddish patches or a mix of both colours. Lesions may be referred to as an oral ulcer. Ask your dentist about the severity of your lesion and how to get treated.

Going to the dentist for regular checkups and cleanings will help you avoid extreme dental complications. Take your oral health into your own hands and book an appointment with your dentist today.

Read next week’s blog to understand even more dental terminology. Being informed about your oral health helps you keep that beautiful smile.

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