Frequently asked Questions

Which Toothpaste Should I Use? Which Is The Best?

It will not be ethical for a physician to recommend any brand of toothpaste. The important thing is not what paste you clean, but to what extent you follow the mechanical cleaning procedures. If your doctor does not recommend a brand to you, you will not lose anything. Any known paste will do. Because even brushing with water can show significant proficiency.

Should I Floss?

Dental floss is one of the most helpful oral hygiene tools. Interdental areas that we cannot reach with a toothbrush are usually the starting point of all caries or gum-related diseases. Especially in crooked teeth, the situation becomes even more important. Therefore, in addition to brushing teeth, it is useful to use dental floss once a day.

Ask your doctor which floss is right for you and how to use floss.

What should be done urgently when toothache starts?

No pain medication or chemicals such as alcohol should be applied to the aching tooth. Due to their chemical structure, such substances can cause chemical burns in the gums and surrounding soft tissues.

A pain reliever can be taken before going to the dentist for pain relief.

If there is swelling on the face, a cold compress can be applied to that area to relieve the pain.

If a cavity (cavitation) has formed on the tooth due to caries, a very small amount of clove oil-impregnated cotton can be placed in it. Clove oil will provide relief from pain.

With these measures, a dentist should be consulted without wasting time.

After the filling is done, our teeth feel sore, is this normal?

Depending on the closeness of the filling to the nerve, the complaints of tingling may increase. But this should never be in the form of night pain or tingling against a hot stimulus. If the tingling is light and momentary, there is no problem, it passes with a decreasing momentum over time. (The fact that the patient’s pain threshold is low or high is another factor affecting the tingling.) The patient should immediately go to the doctor and be examined in case of long-lasting (1-2 hours) constant pain and night pain. Most of the time, although patients experience intense pain, they do not go to the doctor right away and try to relieve their pain at home with medications, while the teeth become inflamed and require more complicated treatments or are lost.

Why / When Is Root Canal Treatment Necessary?

Root canal treatment is required if there is an infection or permanent damage to the pulp (the vessel and nerve package in which the tooth is located). Untreated caries can cause pulp infection. Tooth enamel and dentin lose material up to the root canal due to caries, and bacteria caused by caries cause infection in the pulp. Antibiotics for these infections in the inner part of the tooth are not effective in eliminating the inflammation in and around the tooth. Inflammation in the pulp can cause pain. If the resulting infection is not treated, it can cause abscess formation and damage to the bone surrounding the tooth. The purpose of root canal treatment is to save the tooth by removing the infected or damaged pulp, to treat any inflammation and to fill the empty canals with a special filling material. If root canal treatment is not performed, the tooth may need to be extracted. It is always preferable to preserve the natural tooth. One or more missing teeth may cause displacement of adjacent teeth and deterioration of posture.

How Does a Tooth Abscess Occur?

Some people do not see tooth decay as a major problem. However, if not intervened in a timely and correct manner, it can lead to a more problematic situation. With the progression of caries, bacteria reach the core of the tooth and cause it to become infected. The infection spreads to the root of the tooth and surrounding tissues, causing swelling known as abscess. As a result of the infection reaching the bone and swelling in the soft tissues, severe pain occurs and if the tooth is not intervened immediately, the loss of the tooth will be inevitable.

I’m Pregnant, Is Dental Treatment Inconvenient?

As physicians, our preference is for patients to have all dental treatments done before planning pregnancy. If conditions that develop later or go unnoticed cause problems during pregnancy, the best time to intervene is between 3-6 months. (Confirmation is requested from the doctor who monitors the pregnant patient’s condition before the intervention.)

Why Does Tartar Occur?

Dental calculus is a result of more than one cause. Irregular oral care, smoking and similar bad habits, various diseases that cause dry mouth, and under-functioning of the salivary glands combine to allow the formation of tartar.

What Are the Damages of Tooth Stones?

The residues produced by the microorganisms settled in the tartar damage the surface of the teeth, damage the gums and cause gingival recession and gingival recession causes the jawbone to melt. Therefore, as the support of the teeth decreases, swaying and tooth loss begin in the advanced stage. Dental calculus causes negative conditions such as appearance, continuous gingival bleeding, bad breath, gingival abscesses.

Does Teeth Cleaning Damage Teeth?

Tartar cleaning is the process of cleaning the calculus and stains accumulated on the teeth with ultrasonic or hand tools with airflow and similar equipment.

However, this process should not be repeated too often. (We recommend that you have your 6-month physician check-ups.)

My Gums Bleed While Brushing, What Can I Do?

It is the most important indicator of inflammation in the gums. The patient should consult his doctor and tartar cleaning should be done regularly. The biggest cause of bleeding is the bacterial communities colonized in the calculus hidden in the gingiva, attached to the tooth that no longer comes out with brushing. Bleeding is one of the first signs of gum disease and is the first warning for the patient. If this warning is not taken into account in the future, the gums will pull back and the jawbone will begin to melt, as a result, healthy teeth without caries will be lost. But if the patient applies to his doctor at this first warning and continues to brush regularly, it is a treatable disease.

What Kinds of Disturbances Occur in the Mouth and Tissues as a Result of Teeth Grinding and What Are the Symptoms?

Wear on the chewing surface of the teeth:

Although the wear caused by the friction of the teeth with each other at night can be seen in all teeth, it is more common in the front teeth.

  • Teeth breakage: As a result of clenching and grinding, micro-cracks occur in the corners of the anterior teeth and in the protruding parts of the posterior teeth. These cracks, which cannot be detected by x-ray, grow over time and cause the teeth to break.

  • Hypersensitivity in teeth: As a result of the erosion of the enamel layers of the teeth, sensitivity to cold usually develops. Sudden toothache begins.

  • Recession of the gums and wedge-shaped abrasions that occur at the gingival level on the neck of the tooth, which usually occurs together with it: Although age-related gingival recession or brushing with excessive pressure is shown as the cause of this situation, it should be known that bruxism disease causes such formations in the teeth.

  • Rocking of the teeth: As a result of prolonged grinding, a resorption occurs in the supporting tissues around the teeth, as a result of which the teeth begin to loosen and wobble. Excessive pressure causes the loss of bone support surrounding the teeth.

  • Muscle pain: Excessive work of the muscles, especially in the temples and cheeks, causes muscle pain in these areas.

  • Headache: The muscle pains that occur sometimes manifest themselves as headaches.

  • Pain in the jaw joint: There may be pain, crackling and clamping in the joint due to overloading the jaw joint.

  • These symptoms do not appear immediately from the onset of teeth grinding. Depending on the severity and duration of the event, it can sometimes be seen years later. Often, the symptoms may not be all at once.

What is an implant? Can It Be Done To Everyone?

Natural teeth decay, gum disease, accident, etc. may be lost for reasons such as: With implant treatment, these toothless spaces can be re-toothed as if they belonged to the person. Implant treatment can be applied to any patient who has completed the development of the jaw and has a good general health condition.

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