The failure to retain teeth as a result of disease or injury.
One of a set of bone-like structures in the mouth used for biting and chewing.
Total lack of teeth through disease or extraction.
Pathological processes involving the PERIODONTIUM including the gum (GINGIVA), the alveolar bone (ALVEOLAR PROCESS), the DENTAL CEMENTUM, and the PERIODONTAL LIGAMENT.
The total absence of teeth from either the mandible or the maxilla, but not both. Total absence of teeth from both is MOUTH, EDENTULOUS. Partial absence of teeth in either is JAW, EDENTULOUS, PARTIALLY.
The collective tissues from which an entire tooth is formed, including the DENTAL SAC; ENAMEL ORGAN; and DENTAL PAPILLA. (From Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992)
Loss of the tooth substance by chemical or mechanical processes
The teeth of the first dentition, which are shed and replaced by the permanent teeth.
Congenital absence of or defects in structures of the teeth.
The upper part of the tooth, which joins the lower part of the tooth (TOOTH ROOT) at the cervix (TOOTH CERVIX) at a line called the cementoenamel junction. The entire surface of the crown is covered with enamel which is thicker at the extremity and becomes progressively thinner toward the cervix. (From Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p216)
The part of a tooth from the neck to the apex, embedded in the alveolar process and covered with cementum. A root may be single or divided into several branches, usually identified by their relative position, e.g., lingual root or buccal root. Single-rooted teeth include mandibular first and second premolars and the maxillary second premolar teeth. The maxillary first premolar has two roots in most cases. Maxillary molars have three roots. (Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p690)
The surgical removal of a tooth. (Dorland, 28th ed)
A tooth from which the dental pulp has been removed or is necrotic. (Boucher, Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed)
The emergence of a tooth from within its follicle in the ALVEOLAR PROCESS of the MAXILLA or MANDIBLE into the ORAL CAVITY. (Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed)
An artificial replacement for one or more natural teeth or part of a tooth, or associated structures, ranging from a portion of a tooth to a complete denture. The dental prosthesis is used for cosmetic or functional reasons, or both. DENTURES and specific types of dentures are also available. (From Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed, p244 & Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p643)
The optimal state of the mouth and normal functioning of the organs of the mouth without evidence of disease.
A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to dental or oral health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.
Localized destruction of the tooth surface initiated by decalcification of the enamel followed by enzymatic lysis of organic structures and leading to cavity formation. If left unchecked, the cavity may penetrate the enamel and dentin and reach the pulp.
An extra tooth, erupted or unerupted, resembling or unlike the other teeth in the group to which it belongs. Its presence may cause malposition of adjacent teeth or prevent their eruption.
The most posterior teeth on either side of the jaw, totaling eight in the deciduous dentition (2 on each side, upper and lower), and usually 12 in the permanent dentition (three on each side, upper and lower). They are grinding teeth, having large crowns and broad chewing surfaces. (Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p821)
Absence of teeth from a portion of the mandible and/or maxilla.
The teeth collectively in the dental arch. Dentition ordinarily refers to the natural teeth in position in their alveoli. Dentition referring to the deciduous teeth is DENTITION, PRIMARY; to the permanent teeth, DENTITION, PERMANENT. (From Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992)
The act of cleaning teeth with a brush to remove plaque and prevent tooth decay. (From Webster, 3d ed)
'Tooth diseases' is a broad term referring to various conditions affecting the teeth, including dental caries (cavities), periodontal disease (gum disease), tooth wear, tooth sensitivity, oral cancer, and developmental anomalies, which can result in pain, discomfort, or loss of teeth if left untreated.
The practice of personal hygiene of the mouth. It includes the maintenance of oral cleanliness, tissue tone, and general preservation of oral health.
The total of dental diagnostic, preventive, and restorative services provided to meet the needs of a patient (from Illustrated Dictionary of Dentistry, 1982).
Devices used in the home by persons to maintain dental and periodontal health. The devices include toothbrushes, dental flosses, water irrigators, gingival stimulators, etc.
Inflammation and loss of connective tissues supporting or surrounding the teeth. This may involve any part of the PERIODONTIUM. Periodontitis is currently classified by disease progression (CHRONIC PERIODONTITIS; AGGRESSIVE PERIODONTITIS) instead of age of onset. (From 1999 International Workshop for a Classification of Periodontal Diseases and Conditions, American Academy of Periodontology)
A tooth that is prevented from erupting by a physical barrier, usually other teeth. Impaction may also result from orientation of the tooth in an other than vertical position in the periodontal structures.
Any change in the hue, color, or translucency of a tooth due to any cause. Restorative filling materials, drugs (both topical and systemic), pulpal necrosis, or hemorrhage may be responsible. (Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p253)
An appliance used as an artificial or prosthetic replacement for missing teeth and adjacent tissues. It does not include CROWNS; DENTAL ABUTMENTS; nor TOOTH, ARTIFICIAL.
A normal developing tooth which has not yet perforated the oral mucosa or one that fails to erupt in the normal sequence or time interval expected for the type of tooth in a given gender, age, or population group.
Any of the eight frontal teeth (four maxillary and four mandibular) having a sharp incisal edge for cutting food and a single root, which occurs in man both as a deciduous and a permanent tooth. (Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p820)
The process of TOOTH formation. It is divided into several stages including: the dental lamina stage, the bud stage, the cap stage, and the bell stage. Odontogenesis includes the production of tooth enamel (AMELOGENESIS), dentin (DENTINOGENESIS), and dental cementum (CEMENTOGENESIS).
The constricted part of the tooth at the junction of the crown and root or roots. It is often referred to as the cementoenamel junction (CEJ), the line at which the cementum covering the root of a tooth and the enamel of the tooth meet. (Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p530, p433)
Traumatic or other damage to teeth including fractures (TOOTH FRACTURES) or displacements (TOOTH LUXATION).
Insurance providing coverage for dental care.
A restoration designed to remain in service for not less than 20 to 30 years, usually made of gold casting, cohesive gold, or amalgam. (Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992)
The 32 teeth of adulthood that either replace or are added to the complement of deciduous teeth. (Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed)
The bonelike rigid connective tissue covering the root of a tooth from the cementoenamel junction to the apex and lining the apex of the root canal, also assisting in tooth support by serving as attachment structures for the periodontal ligament. (Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992)
A hard thin translucent layer of calcified substance which envelops and protects the dentin of the crown of the tooth. It is the hardest substance in the body and is almost entirely composed of calcium salts. Under the microscope, it is composed of thin rods (enamel prisms) held together by cementing substance, and surrounded by an enamel sheath. (From Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p286)
The status of health in suburban populations.
The fibrous CONNECTIVE TISSUE surrounding the TOOTH ROOT, separating it from and attaching it to the alveolar bone (ALVEOLAR PROCESS).
An abnormal extension of a gingival sulcus accompanied by the apical migration of the epithelial attachment and bone resorption.
Practice of adding fluoride to water for the purpose of preventing tooth decay and cavities.
Physiologic loss of the primary dentition. (Zwemer, Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed)
Loss or destruction of periodontal tissue caused by periodontitis or other destructive periodontal diseases or by injury during instrumentation. Attachment refers to the periodontal ligament which attaches to the alveolar bone. It has been hypothesized that treatment of the underlying periodontal disease and the seeding of periodontal ligament cells enable the creating of new attachment.
Partial or complete displacement of a tooth from its alveolar support. It is commonly the result of trauma. (From Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed, p312)
The largest and strongest bone of the FACE constituting the lower jaw. It supports the lower teeth.
Two teeth united during development by the union of their tooth germs; the teeth may be joined by the enamel of their crowns, by their root dentin, or by both.
The third tooth to the left and to the right of the midline of either jaw, situated between the second INCISOR and the premolar teeth (BICUSPID). (Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p817)
Inflammation of the PERIAPICAL TISSUE. It includes general, unspecified, or acute nonsuppurative inflammation. Chronic nonsuppurative inflammation is PERIAPICAL GRANULOMA. Suppurative inflammation is PERIAPICAL ABSCESS.
Resorption or wasting of the tooth-supporting bone (ALVEOLAR PROCESS) in the MAXILLA or MANDIBLE.
A partial denture designed and constructed to be removed readily from the mouth.
The process whereby calcium salts are deposited in the dental enamel. The process is normal in the development of bones and teeth. (Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed, p43)
One of the eight permanent teeth, two on either side in each jaw, between the canines (CUSPID) and the molars (MOLAR), serving for grinding and crushing food. The upper have two cusps (bicuspid) but the lower have one to three. (Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p822)
Solid fixation of a tooth resulting from fusion of the cementum and alveolar bone, with obliteration of the periodontal ligament. It is uncommon in the deciduous dentition and very rare in permanent teeth. (Jablonski's Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992)
A richly vascularized and innervated connective tissue of mesodermal origin, contained in the central cavity of a tooth and delimited by the dentin, and having formative, nutritive, sensory, and protective functions. (Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992)
The act and process of chewing and grinding food in the mouth.
"Decayed, missing and filled teeth," a routinely used statistical concept in dentistry.
Progressive loss of the hard substance of a tooth by chemical processes that do not involve bacterial action. (Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p296)
A hollow part of the alveolar process of the MAXILLA or MANDIBLE where each tooth fits and is attached via the periodontal ligament.
Reinsertion of a tooth into the alveolus from which it was removed or otherwise lost.
One of a pair of irregularly shaped bones that form the upper jaw. A maxillary bone provides tooth sockets for the superior teeth, forms part of the ORBIT, and contains the MAXILLARY SINUS.
The flowing of blood from the marginal gingival area, particularly the sulcus, seen in such conditions as GINGIVITIS, marginal PERIODONTITIS, injury, and ASCORBIC ACID DEFICIENCY.
The hard portion of the tooth surrounding the pulp, covered by enamel on the crown and cementum on the root, which is harder and denser than bone but softer than enamel, and is thus readily abraded when left unprotected. (From Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992)
Resorption of calcified dental tissue, involving demineralization due to reversal of the cation exchange and lacunar resorption by osteoclasts. There are two types: external (as a result of tooth pathology) and internal (apparently initiated by a peculiar inflammatory hyperplasia of the pulp). (From Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p676)
The relationship of all the components of the masticatory system in normal function. It has special reference to the position and contact of the maxillary and mandibular teeth for the highest efficiency during the excursive movements of the jaw that are essential for mastication. (From Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p556, p472)
The giving of attention to the special dental needs of the elderly for proper maintenance or treatment. The dental care may include the services provided by dental specialists.
Chronic inflammation and loss of PERIODONTIUM that is associated with the amount of DENTAL PLAQUE or DENTAL CALCULUS present. Chronic periodontitis occurs mostly in adults and was called adult periodontitis, but this disease can appear in young people.
The study of the social determinants and social effects of health and disease, and of the social structure of medical institutions or professions.
Treatment for the prevention of periodontal diseases or other dental diseases by the cleaning of the teeth in the dental office using the procedures of DENTAL SCALING and DENTAL POLISHING. The treatment may include plaque detection, removal of supra- and subgingival plaque and calculus, application of caries-preventing agents, checking of restorations and prostheses and correcting overhanging margins and proximal contours of restorations, and checking for signs of food impaction.
A numerical rating scale for classifying the periodontal status of a person or population with a single figure which takes into consideration prevalence as well as severity of the condition. It is based upon probe measurement of periodontal pockets and on gingival tissue status.
The mouth, teeth, jaws, pharynx, and related structures as they relate to mastication, deglutition, and speech.
A housing and community arrangement that maximizes independence and self-determination.
A treatment modality in endodontics concerned with the therapy of diseases of the dental pulp. For preparatory procedures, ROOT CANAL PREPARATION is available.
Measurement of tooth characteristics.
A tooth's loss of minerals, such as calcium in hydroxyapatite from the tooth matrix, caused by acidic exposure. An example of the occurrence of demineralization is in the formation of dental caries.
Spasmodic contraction of the smooth muscle of the bronchi.
The phase of orthodontics concerned with the correction of malocclusion with proper appliances and prevention of its sequelae (Jablonski's Illus. Dictionary of Dentistry).
Congenital absence of the teeth; it may involve all (total anodontia) or only some of the teeth (partial anodontia, hypodontia), and both the deciduous and the permanent dentition, or only teeth of the permanent dentition. (Dorland, 27th ed)
The selected form given to a natural tooth when it is reduced by instrumentation to receive a prosthesis (e.g., artificial crown or a retainer for a fixed or removable prosthesis). The selection of the form is guided by clinical circumstances and physical properties of the materials that make up the prosthesis. (Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed, p239)
Procedures concerned with the remedial treatment or prevention of diseases.

Total tooth loss among persons aged > or =65 years--selected states, 1995-1997. (1/234)

Loss of all natural permanent teeth (edentulism) substantially reduces quality of life, self-image, and daily functioning. Although loss of teeth results from oral diseases such as dental caries and periodontitis, it also reflects patient and dentist attitudes, availability and accessibility of dental care, and the prevailing standard of care. One of the national health objectives for 2000 is to reduce to no more than 20% the proportion of persons aged > or =65 years who have lost all their natural teeth (objective 13.4). Edentulism has been declining in the United States since the 1950s, but few state-specific data are available on adult tooth loss. To estimate the prevalence of edentulism among persons aged > or =65 years, CDC analyzed data from the 46 states that participated in the oral health module of the 1995-1997 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). This report summarizes the findings from this analysis, which indicate a large state-specific variation in edentulism and that many states have not yet achieved the national health objective for preventing total tooth loss.  (+info)

Post-extraction remodeling of the adult mandible. (2/234)

Following tooth loss, the mandible shows an extensive loss of bone in some individuals. This may pose a significant problem in the prosthodontic restoration of function and esthetics. The many factors which have been proposed as being responsible for the inter-individual variation in post-extraction remodeling mean that a perfunctory analysis of the literature, in which well-controlled, relevant studies are scarce, may not provide the whole story. This article reviews the local and systemic factors which may play a role in the post-extraction remodeling of the mandible. Since severe residual ridge resorption may occur even when the bone status in the rest of the skeleton is good and vice versa, it is concluded that local functional factors are of paramount significance. It is now essential to determine how they can be modified and applied to help maintain ridge height and quality in our aging, edentulous population.  (+info)

Autogenous tooth transplantation: an alternative to dental implant placement? (3/234)

Autogenous tooth transplantation, or autotransplantation, is the surgical movement of a tooth from one location in the mouth to another in the same individual. Once thought to be experimental, autotransplantation has achieved high success rates and is an excellent option for tooth replacement. Although the indications for autotransplantation are narrow, careful patient selection coupled with an appropriate technique can lead to exceptional esthetic and functional results. One advantage of this procedure is that placement of an implant-supported prosthesis or other form of prosthetic tooth replacement is not needed. This article highlights the indications for autogenous tooth transplantation using 3 case reports as examples. A review of the recommended surgical technique as well as success rates are also discussed.  (+info)

Tooth loss in periodontal patients. (4/234)

OBJECTIVE: To compare tooth loss between patients who received surgical therapy for chronic periodontitis and those who received nonsurgical therapy alone. METHODS: A retrospective chart study was conducted at Dalhousie University. All patients who had periodontal treatment and were active cases for at least 10 years were included (n = 335). The sample consisted of 120 males (35.8%) and 215 females (64.2%). Ages ranged from 16 to 77 (mean = 46.1 +/- 12.0 years). All patients received nonsurgical therapy; 44.8% received periodontal surgery as well. Variables recorded were demographics, initial attachment loss, treatment type, recall frequency, patient compliance and history of extracted teeth. Independent t-tests or chi-squared tests were used to compare these for surgical and nonsurgical patients. ANOVA was used to test for interactions between initial attachment loss, age, gender, compliance and type of therapy a patient received as reasons for tooth loss. RESULTS: 521 teeth were lost in 69 patients (20.6% of sample). Of teeth lost, 61.8% were due to periodontal disease; 24.8% to caries; 13.2% to other reasons. Patients initially diagnosed with early attachment loss lost an average of 0.37 (+/- 1.33) teeth. Patients diagnosed with moderate attachment loss lost an average of 1.50 (+/- 2.54) teeth and those diagnosed with advanced attachment loss lost an average of 3.11 (+/- 3.01) teeth. Those who received surgical therapy lost more teeth (mean = 1.31 +/- 2.36) than those who received nonsurgical treatment (mean = 0.68 +/- 1.87; p = 0.001). However, initial attachment loss was the only factor that could predict tooth loss. The type of therapy (surgical or nonsurgical) was not statistically significant. CONCLUSIONS: Most periodontal patients (79.4%) who received treatment at this dental school clinic did not lose any teeth due to periodontal disease over at least 10 years. Although patients who had surgical therapy lost more teeth than those who had nonsurgical therapy alone, this was not an important predictor of tooth loss.  (+info)

Ridge augmentation using mandibular tori. (5/234)

A 19-year-old female was referred by her dental practitioner for the restoration of missing maxillary lateral incisors and canines. Ridge augmentation was required. This was undertaken using mandibular tori as the sites for harvesting bone. The grafting was successful and the spaces were subsequently restored using resin-bonded bridgework. The case reports that mandibular tori provide a local and convenient source of bone for ridge augmentation procedures.  (+info)

Developing an index of restorative dental treatment need. (6/234)

The process undertaken to establish an initial pilot index for restorative dental treatment is described. Following consultation with a wide range of clinicians and others, an outline framework for the index was developed and comprised three main components: 1. Patient identified need for treatment: the data from the patient perceived need questionnaire were inconclusive; 2. Complexity of treatment (assessed by clinicians): this was found to be a practical tool capable of being used by a range of dentists. A booklet has been produced which describes the process of using the scoring system; 3. Priority for treatment (assessed by clinicians): three levels of priority were identified; the highest priority was assigned to patients with inherited or developmental defects that justify complex care (eg clefts of the lip and palate). The initial development of the index has had some success in a difficult area. The treatment complexity component is the most developed and may allow both referrers and commissioners of specialist restorative dentistry to determine appropriate use of skilled clinicians' expertise.  (+info)

Good occlusal practice in children's dentistry. (7/234)

The difference between paediatric dentistry and most other branches of dentistry is that in the child the occlusion is changing. Consequently 'Good Occlusal Practice' in children is a matter of making the right clinical decisions for the future occlusion. The clinician needs to be able to predict the influence that different treatment options will have on the occlusion when the child's development is complete.  (+info)

Epidemiological study on improving the QOL and oral conditions of the aged--Part 1: The relationship between the status of tooth preservation and QOL. (8/234)

In part 1 of this epidemiological study, a survey was conducted for all senior citizens aged 70 and over who resided in a mountainous village in the mid-section of Hyogo Prefecture. It focused on the relationship among the number of existing teeth, life environment, health status, and activities of daily living; and the correlation between oral status and QOL was analyzed. The daily activities of individuals were compared between those having one or more teeth and others who were totally edentulous. Subsequently, it was found that for both males and females, the odds ratio was significantly high for the dentulous individuals, in comparison with edentulous individuals, to exhibit a behavior indicative of a better QOL (such as "opportunity for conversation with family members or others)", "regular physical activities", and "attend meetings or group outings"). The result of this survey indicates that the presence of teeth is very closely related to one's daily activities. It was concluded that preventing tooth loss is vital for maintaining the masticatory function; so to prevent tooth loss, periodontal disease must be averted.  (+info)

Tooth loss is the condition or process characterized by the disappearance or absence of one or more teeth from their normal position in the dental arch. This can occur due to various reasons such as tooth decay, periodontal disease (gum disease), injury, or aging. The consequences of tooth loss include difficulties in chewing, speaking, and adversely affecting the aesthetics of a person's smile, which may lead to psychological impacts. Additionally, it can cause shifting of adjacent teeth, bone resorption, and changes in the bite, potentially leading to further dental issues if not treated promptly.

A tooth is a hard, calcified structure found in the jaws (upper and lower) of many vertebrates and used for biting and chewing food. In humans, a typical tooth has a crown, one or more roots, and three layers: the enamel (the outermost layer, hardest substance in the body), the dentin (the layer beneath the enamel), and the pulp (the innermost layer, containing nerves and blood vessels). Teeth are essential for proper nutrition, speech, and aesthetics. There are different types of teeth, including incisors, canines, premolars, and molars, each designed for specific functions in the mouth.

"Edentulous mouth" is a medical term used to describe a condition where an individual has no remaining natural teeth in either their upper or lower jaw, or both. This situation can occur due to various reasons such as tooth decay, gum disease, trauma, or aging. Dentists often recommend dental prosthetics like dentures to restore oral function and aesthetics for individuals with edentulous mouths.

According to the American Academy of Periodontology, periodontal diseases are chronic inflammatory conditions that affect the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth. These tissues include the gums, periodontal ligament, and alveolar bone. The primary cause of periodontal disease is bacterial plaque, a sticky film that constantly forms on our teeth.

There are two major stages of periodontal disease:

1. Gingivitis: This is the milder form of periodontal disease, characterized by inflammation of the gums (gingiva) without loss of attachment to the teeth. The gums may appear red, swollen, and bleed easily during brushing or flossing. At this stage, the damage can be reversed with proper dental care and improved oral hygiene.
2. Periodontitis: If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, a more severe form of periodontal disease. In periodontitis, the inflammation extends beyond the gums and affects the deeper periodontal tissues, leading to loss of bone support around the teeth. Pockets filled with infection-causing bacteria form between the teeth and gums, causing further damage and potential tooth loss if not treated promptly.

Risk factors for developing periodontal disease include poor oral hygiene, smoking or using smokeless tobacco, genetic predisposition, diabetes, hormonal changes (such as pregnancy or menopause), certain medications, and systemic diseases like AIDS or cancer. Regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene practices are crucial for preventing periodontal disease and maintaining overall oral health.

"Edentulous jaw" is a medical term used to describe a jaw that is missing all of its natural teeth. The term "edentulous" is derived from the Latin word "edentulus," which means "without teeth." This condition can affect either the upper jaw (maxilla) or the lower jaw (mandible), or both, resulting in a significant impact on an individual's ability to eat, speak, and maintain proper facial structure.

Edentulism is often associated with aging, as tooth loss becomes more common in older adults due to factors like gum disease, tooth decay, and injury. However, it can also affect younger individuals who have lost their teeth due to various reasons. Dental professionals typically recommend the use of dentures or dental implants to restore oral function and aesthetics for patients with edentulous jaws.

A tooth germ is a small cluster of cells that eventually develop into a tooth. It contains the dental papilla, which will become the dentin and pulp of the tooth, and the dental follicle, which will form the periodontal ligament, cementum, and alveolar bone. The tooth germ starts as an epithelial thickening called the dental lamina, which then forms a bud, cap, and bell stage before calcification occurs and the tooth begins to erupt through the gums. It is during the bell stage that the enamel organ, which will form the enamel of the tooth, is formed.

Tooth wear is the progressive loss of tooth structure that can occur as a result of various factors. According to the medical definition, it refers to the wearing down, rubbing away, or grinding off of the hard tissues of the teeth (enamel and dentin) due to mechanical forces or chemical processes.

There are three primary types of tooth wear:

1. Abrasion: This is the loss of tooth structure caused by friction from external sources, such as incorrect brushing techniques, bite appliances, or habits like nail-biting and pipe smoking.
2. Attrition: This type of tooth wear results from the natural wearing down of teeth due to occlusal forces during biting, chewing, and grinding. However, excessive attrition can occur due to bruxism (teeth grinding) or clenching.
3. Erosion: Chemical processes, such as acid attacks from dietary sources (e.g., citrus fruits, sodas, and sports drinks) or gastric reflux, cause the loss of tooth structure in this type of tooth wear. The enamel dissolves when exposed to low pH levels, leaving the dentin underneath vulnerable to further damage.

Professional dental examination and treatment may be necessary to address significant tooth wear and prevent further progression, which can lead to sensitivity, pain, and functional or aesthetic issues.

A deciduous tooth, also known as a baby tooth or primary tooth, is a type of temporary tooth that humans and some other mammals develop during childhood. They are called "deciduous" because they are eventually shed and replaced by permanent teeth, much like how leaves on a deciduous tree fall off and are replaced by new growth.

Deciduous teeth begin to form in the womb and start to erupt through the gums when a child is around six months old. By the time a child reaches age three, they typically have a full set of 20 deciduous teeth, including incisors, canines, and molars. These teeth are smaller and less durable than permanent teeth, but they serve important functions such as helping children chew food properly, speak clearly, and maintain space in the jaw for the permanent teeth to grow into.

Deciduous teeth usually begin to fall out around age six or seven, starting with the lower central incisors. This process continues until all of the deciduous teeth have been shed, typically by age 12 or 13. At this point, the permanent teeth will have grown in and taken their place, with the exception of the wisdom teeth, which may not erupt until later in adolescence or early adulthood.

Tooth abnormalities refer to any variations or irregularities in the size, shape, number, structure, or development of teeth that deviate from the typical or normal anatomy. These abnormalities can occur in primary (deciduous) or permanent teeth and can be caused by genetic factors, environmental influences, systemic diseases, or localized dental conditions during tooth formation.

Some examples of tooth abnormalities include:

1. Microdontia - teeth that are smaller than normal in size.
2. Macrodontia - teeth that are larger than normal in size.
3. Peg-shaped teeth - teeth with a narrow, conical shape.
4. Talon cusps - additional cusps or points on the biting surface of a tooth.
5. Dens invaginatus - an abnormal development where the tooth crown has an extra fold or pouch that can trap bacteria and cause dental problems.
6. Taurodontism - teeth with large pulp chambers and short roots.
7. Supernumerary teeth - having more teeth than the typical number (20 primary and 32 permanent teeth).
8. Hypodontia - missing one or more teeth due to a failure of development.
9. Germination - two adjacent teeth fused together, usually occurring in the front teeth.
10. Fusion - two separate teeth that have grown together during development.

Tooth abnormalities may not always require treatment unless they cause functional, aesthetic, or dental health issues. A dentist can diagnose and manage tooth abnormalities through various treatments, such as fillings, extractions, orthodontic care, or restorative procedures.

A tooth crown is a type of dental restoration that covers the entire visible portion of a tooth, restoring its shape, size, and strength. It is typically made of materials like porcelain, ceramic, or metal alloys and is custom-made to fit over the prepared tooth. The tooth crown is cemented in place and becomes the new outer surface of the tooth, protecting it from further damage or decay.

The process of getting a tooth crown usually involves two dental appointments. During the first appointment, the dentist prepares the tooth by removing any decay or damaged tissue and shaping the tooth to accommodate the crown. An impression is then taken of the prepared tooth and sent to a dental laboratory where the crown is fabricated. In the meantime, a temporary crown is placed over the prepared tooth to protect it until the permanent crown is ready. At the second appointment, the temporary crown is removed, and the permanent crown is cemented in place.

Tooth crowns are often recommended for several reasons, including:

* To restore a broken or fractured tooth
* To protect a weakened tooth from further damage or decay
* To support a large filling when there isn't enough natural tooth structure left
* To cover a dental implant
* To improve the appearance of a discolored or misshapen tooth

Overall, a tooth crown is an effective and long-lasting solution for restoring damaged or decayed teeth and improving oral health.

A tooth root is the part of a tooth that is embedded in the jawbone and cannot be seen when looking at a person's smile. It is the lower portion of a tooth that typically has a conical shape and anchors the tooth to the jawbone through a periodontal ligament. The tooth root is covered by cementum, a specialized bone-like tissue, and contains nerve endings and blood vessels within its pulp chamber.

The number of roots in a tooth can vary depending on the type of tooth. For example, incisors typically have one root, canines may have one or two roots, premolars usually have one or two roots, and molars often have two to four roots. The primary function of the tooth root is to provide stability and support for the crown of the tooth, allowing it to withstand the forces of biting and chewing.

Tooth extraction is a dental procedure in which a tooth that is damaged or poses a threat to oral health is removed from its socket in the jawbone. This may be necessary due to various reasons such as severe tooth decay, gum disease, fractured teeth, crowded teeth, or for orthodontic treatment purposes. The procedure is performed by a dentist or an oral surgeon, under local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth, ensuring minimal discomfort during the extraction process.

A nonvital tooth is one that no longer has a living or viable pulp, which contains the nerves and blood vessels inside the tooth. This condition can occur due to various reasons such as tooth decay that has progressed deeply into the tooth, dental trauma, or previous invasive dental procedures. As a result, the tooth loses its sensitivity to temperature changes and may darken in color. Nonvital teeth typically require root canal treatment to remove the dead pulp tissue, disinfect the canals, and fill them with an inert material to preserve the tooth structure and function.

Tooth eruption is the process by which a tooth emerges from the gums and becomes visible in the oral cavity. It is a normal part of dental development that occurs in a predictable sequence and timeframe. Primary or deciduous teeth, also known as baby teeth, begin to erupt around 6 months of age and continue to emerge until approximately 2-3 years of age. Permanent or adult teeth start to erupt around 6 years of age and can continue to emerge until the early twenties.

The process of tooth eruption involves several stages, including the formation of the tooth within the jawbone, the movement of the tooth through the bone and surrounding tissues, and the final emergence of the tooth into the mouth. Proper tooth eruption is essential for normal oral function, including chewing, speaking, and smiling. Any abnormalities in the tooth eruption process, such as delayed or premature eruption, can indicate underlying dental or medical conditions that require further evaluation and treatment.

A dental prosthesis is a device that replaces one or more missing teeth or parts of teeth to correct deficiencies in chewing ability, speech, and aesthetics. It can be removable or fixed (permanent) and can be made from various materials such as acrylic resin, porcelain, metal alloys, or a combination of these. Examples of dental prostheses include dentures, bridges, crowns, and implants.

Oral health is the scientific term used to describe the overall health status of the oral and related tissues, including the teeth, gums, palate, tongue, and mucosal lining. It involves the absence of chronic mouth and facial pain, oral and pharyngeal (throat) cancers, oral soft tissue lesions, birth defects such as cleft lip and palate, and other diseases and disorders that affect the oral cavity.

Good oral health also means being free of decay, gum disease, and other oral infections that can damage the teeth, gums, and bones of the mouth. It is essential to maintain good oral hygiene through regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups to prevent dental caries (cavities) and periodontal disease (gum disease).

Additionally, oral health is closely linked to overall health and well-being. Poor oral health has been associated with various systemic diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, respiratory infections, and stroke. Therefore, maintaining good oral health can contribute to improved general health and quality of life.

Dental health surveys are epidemiological studies that aim to assess the oral health status and related behaviors of a defined population at a particular point in time. These surveys collect data on various aspects of oral health, including the prevalence and severity of dental diseases such as caries (tooth decay), periodontal disease (gum disease), and oral cancer. They also gather information on factors that influence oral health, such as dietary habits, oral hygiene practices, access to dental care, and socioeconomic status.

The data collected in dental health surveys are used to identify trends and patterns in oral health, plan and evaluate public health programs and policies, and allocate resources for oral health promotion and disease prevention. Dental health surveys may be conducted at the local, regional, or national level, and they can target specific populations such as children, adolescents, adults, or older adults.

The methods used in dental health surveys include clinical examinations, interviews, questionnaires, and focus groups. Clinical examinations are conducted by trained dentists or dental hygienists who follow standardized protocols to assess the oral health status of participants. Interviews and questionnaires are used to collect information on demographic characteristics, oral health behaviors, and attitudes towards oral health. Focus groups can provide insights into the perceptions and experiences of participants regarding oral health issues.

Overall, dental health surveys play a critical role in monitoring and improving the oral health of populations and reducing oral health disparities.

Dental caries, also known as tooth decay or cavities, refers to the damage or breakdown of the hard tissues of the teeth (enamel, dentin, and cementum) due to the activity of acid-producing bacteria. These bacteria ferment sugars from food and drinks, producing acids that dissolve and weaken the tooth structure, leading to cavities.

The process of dental caries development involves several stages:

1. Demineralization: The acidic environment created by bacterial activity causes minerals (calcium and phosphate) to be lost from the tooth surface, making it weaker and more susceptible to decay.
2. Formation of a white spot lesion: As demineralization progresses, a chalky white area appears on the tooth surface, indicating early caries development.
3. Cavity formation: If left untreated, the demineralization process continues, leading to the breakdown and loss of tooth structure, resulting in a cavity or hole in the tooth.
4. Infection and pulp involvement: As the decay progresses deeper into the tooth, it can reach the dental pulp (the soft tissue containing nerves and blood vessels), causing infection, inflammation, and potentially leading to toothache, abscess, or even tooth loss.

Preventing dental caries involves maintaining good oral hygiene, reducing sugar intake, using fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash, and having regular dental check-ups and cleanings. Early detection and treatment of dental caries can help prevent further progression and more severe complications.

A supernumerary tooth, also known as hyperdontia, refers to an additional tooth or teeth that grow beyond the regular number of teeth in the dental arch. These extra teeth can erupt in various locations of the dental arch and may occur in any of the tooth types, but they are most commonly seen as extra premolars or molars, and less frequently as incisors or canines. Supernumerary teeth may be asymptomatic or may cause complications such as crowding, displacement, or impaction of adjacent teeth, and therefore, they often require dental treatment.

In the context of dentistry, a molar is a type of tooth found in the back of the mouth. They are larger and wider than other types of teeth, such as incisors or canines, and have a flat biting surface with multiple cusps. Molars are primarily used for grinding and chewing food into smaller pieces that are easier to swallow. Humans typically have twelve molars in total, including the four wisdom teeth.

In medical terminology outside of dentistry, "molar" can also refer to a unit of mass in the apothecaries' system of measurement, which is equivalent to 4.08 grams. However, this usage is less common and not related to dental or medical anatomy.

Edentulous partially refers to a condition where some teeth are missing in the jaw but not all. In other words, it is a state of having fewer teeth than normal for that particular dental arch. A dental arch can be either the upper or lower jaw.

In medical terms, "edentulous" means lacking teeth. So, when we say "jaw, edentulous, partially," it indicates a jaw that has some missing teeth. This condition is different from being completely edentulous, which refers to having no teeth at all in the dental arch.

Being edentulous or partially edentulous can impact an individual's ability to eat, speak, and affect their overall quality of life. Dental professionals often recommend various treatment options, such as dentures, bridges, or implants, to restore functionality and aesthetics for those who are partially edentulous.

Dentition refers to the development, arrangement, and appearance of teeth in the dental arch. It includes the number, type, size, and shape of teeth, as well as their alignment and relationship with each other and the surrounding structures in the oral cavity. Dentition can be classified into two main types: deciduous (primary) dentition and permanent (secondary) dentition. Deciduous dentition consists of 20 temporary teeth that erupt during infancy and childhood, while permanent dentition consists of 32 teeth that replace the deciduous teeth and last for a lifetime, excluding the wisdom teeth which may or may not erupt. Abnormalities in dentition can indicate various dental and systemic conditions, making it an essential aspect of oral health assessment and diagnosis.

Toothbrushing is the act of cleaning teeth and gums using a toothbrush to remove plaque, food debris, and dental calculus (tartar) from the surfaces of the teeth and gums. It is typically performed using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste, with gentle circular or back-and-forth motions along the gumline and on all surfaces of the teeth. Toothbrushing should be done at least twice a day, preferably after every meal and before bedtime, for two minutes each time, to maintain good oral hygiene and prevent dental diseases such as tooth decay and gum disease. It is also recommended to brush the tongue to remove bacteria and freshen breath.

Tooth diseases are conditions that affect the teeth and can cause discomfort, pain, and even loss of teeth if left untreated. These diseases can be caused by various factors such as poor oral hygiene, bacterial infections, trauma, genetics, and certain medical conditions. Some common tooth diseases include:

1. Dental caries (tooth decay): This is a breakdown of the tooth enamel due to the action of acid-producing bacteria that feed on sugars and starches in the mouth. Over time, this can lead to cavities or holes in the teeth.
2. Gingivitis: This is an inflammation of the gums caused by the buildup of plaque and tartar at the gum line. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, a more serious form of gum disease that can cause tooth loss.
3. Periodontitis: This is a severe infection of the gums and bones that support the teeth. It is caused by the buildup of plaque and tartar, which leads to the destruction of the tissue and bone that hold the teeth in place.
4. Abscess: This is a pocket of pus that forms in the tooth or gum due to a bacterial infection. An abscess can cause pain, swelling, and fever, and may require antibiotics or surgical drainage.
5. Tooth erosion: This is the loss of tooth structure due to acid wear, which can be caused by factors such as diet, stomach acid, and teeth grinding.
6. Hypersensitivity: This is a condition in which the teeth become sensitive to hot, cold, or sweet foods and drinks. It can be caused by factors such as gum recession, tooth decay, and tooth wear.
7. Oral cancer: This is a type of cancer that affects the mouth, lips, tongue, or throat. It can cause symptoms such as sores, lumps, or difficulty swallowing, and may require surgery, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy for treatment.

Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping the mouth and teeth clean to prevent dental issues such as cavities, gum disease, bad breath, and other oral health problems. It involves regular brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash to remove plaque and food particles that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are also an essential part of maintaining good oral hygiene. Poor oral hygiene can lead to a range of health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory infections, so it is important to prioritize oral health as part of overall health and wellbeing.

Dental care refers to the practice of maintaining and improving the oral health of the teeth and gums. It involves regular check-ups, cleanings, and treatments by dental professionals such as dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants. Dental care also includes personal habits and practices, such as brushing and flossing, that help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

Regular dental care is important for preventing common dental problems like cavities, gingivitis, and periodontal disease. It can also help detect early signs of more serious health issues, such as oral cancer or diabetes, which can have symptoms that appear in the mouth.

Dental care may involve a range of treatments, from routine cleanings and fillings to more complex procedures like root canals, crowns, bridges, and implants. Dental professionals use various tools and techniques to diagnose and treat dental problems, including X-rays, dental impressions, and local anesthesia.

Overall, dental care is a critical component of overall health and wellness, as poor oral health has been linked to a range of systemic health issues, including heart disease, stroke, and respiratory infections.

Dental devices for home care are products designed for use by individuals or their caregivers in a home setting to maintain oral hygiene, manage dental health issues, and promote overall oral health. These devices can include:

1. Toothbrushes: Manual, electric, or battery-operated toothbrushes used to clean teeth and remove plaque and food debris.
2. Dental floss: A thin string used to remove food particles and plaque from between the teeth and under the gum line.
3. Interdental brushes: Small brushes designed to clean between the teeth and around dental appliances, such as braces or implants.
4. Water flossers/oral irrigators: Devices that use a stream of water to remove food particles and plaque from between the teeth and under the gum line.
5. Tongue scrapers: Tools used to clean the tongue's surface, removing bacteria and reducing bad breath.
6. Rubber tips/gum stimulators: Devices used to massage and stimulate the gums, promoting blood circulation and helping to maintain gum health.
7. Dental picks/sticks: Pointed tools used to remove food particles and plaque from between the teeth and under the gum line.
8. Mouthguards: Protective devices worn over the teeth to prevent damage from grinding, clenching, or sports-related injuries.
9. Night guards: Similar to mouthguards, these are designed to protect the teeth from damage caused by nighttime teeth grinding (bruxism).
10. Dental retainers: Devices used to maintain the alignment of teeth after orthodontic treatment.
11. Whitening trays and strips: At-home products used to whiten teeth by applying a bleaching agent to the tooth surface.
12. Fluoride mouth rinses: Anticavity rinses containing fluoride, which help strengthen tooth enamel and prevent decay.
13. Oral pain relievers: Topical gels or creams used to alleviate oral pain, such as canker sores or denture irritation.

Proper use of these dental devices, along with regular dental check-ups and professional cleanings, can help maintain good oral health and prevent dental issues.

Periodontitis is a severe form of gum disease that damages the soft tissue and destroys the bone supporting your teeth. If left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss. It is caused by the buildup of plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that constantly forms on our teeth. The body's immune system fights the bacterial infection, which causes an inflammatory response. If the inflammation continues for a long time, it can damage the tissues and bones that support the teeth.

The early stage of periodontitis is called gingivitis, which is characterized by red, swollen gums that bleed easily when brushed or flossed. When gingivitis is not treated, it can advance to periodontitis. In addition to plaque, other factors that increase the risk of developing periodontitis include smoking or using tobacco products, poor oral hygiene, diabetes, a weakened immune system, and genetic factors.

Regular dental checkups and good oral hygiene practices, such as brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and using an antimicrobial mouth rinse, can help prevent periodontitis. Treatment for periodontitis may include deep cleaning procedures, medications, or surgery in severe cases.

An impacted tooth is a condition where a tooth fails to erupt into the oral cavity within its expected time frame, resulting in its partial or complete entrapment within the jawbone or soft tissues. This commonly occurs with wisdom teeth (third molars) but can affect any tooth. Impacted teeth may cause problems such as infection, decay of adjacent teeth, gum disease, or cyst formation, and they may require surgical removal.

Tooth discoloration, also known as tooth staining or tooth color change, refers to the darkening or staining of teeth. It can be categorized into two main types: extrinsic and intrinsic. Extrinsic discoloration occurs when the outer layer of the tooth (enamel) becomes stained due to exposure to colored substances such as coffee, tea, wine, tobacco, and certain foods. Intrinsic discoloration, on the other hand, occurs when the inner structure of the tooth (dentin) darkens or gets a yellowish tint due to factors like genetics, aging, trauma, or exposure to certain medications during tooth development. Tooth discoloration can also be caused by dental diseases or decay. It is important to note that while some forms of tooth discoloration are cosmetic concerns, others may indicate underlying oral health issues and should be evaluated by a dental professional.

Dentures are defined as a removable dental appliance that replaces missing teeth and surrounding tissues. They are made to resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile. There are two types of dentures - complete and partial. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.

Complete dentures cover the entire upper or lower jaw, while partial dentures replace one or more missing teeth by attaching to the remaining teeth. Dentures improve chewing ability, speech, and support the facial muscles and structure, preventing sagging of the cheeks and jowls that can occur with missing teeth.

The process of getting dentures usually involves several appointments with a dental professional, who will take impressions and measurements of your mouth to ensure a proper fit and comfortable bite. It may take some time to get used to wearing dentures, but they are an effective solution for restoring a natural-looking smile and improving oral function in people who have lost their teeth.

A tooth is classified as "unerupted" when it has not yet penetrated through the gums and entered the oral cavity. This can apply to both primary (baby) teeth and permanent (adult) teeth. The reasons for a tooth's failure to erupt can vary, including crowding of teeth, lack of sufficient space, or anatomical barriers such as bone or soft tissue. In some cases, unerupted teeth may need to be monitored or treated, depending on the specific situation and any symptoms experienced by the individual.

An incisor is a type of tooth that is primarily designed for biting off food pieces rather than chewing or grinding. They are typically chisel-shaped, flat, and have a sharp cutting edge. In humans, there are eight incisors - four on the upper jaw and four on the lower jaw, located at the front of the mouth. Other animals such as dogs, cats, and rodents also have incisors that they use for different purposes like tearing or gnawing.

Odontogenesis is the process of tooth development that involves the formation and calcification of teeth. It is a complex process that requires the interaction of several types of cells, including epithelial cells, mesenchymal cells, and odontoblasts. The process begins during embryonic development with the formation of dental lamina, which gives rise to the tooth bud. As the tooth bud grows and differentiates, it forms the various structures of the tooth, including the enamel, dentin, cementum, and pulp. Odontogenesis is completed when the tooth erupts into the oral cavity. Abnormalities in odontogenesis can result in developmental dental anomalies such as tooth agenesis, microdontia, or odontomas.

The term "tooth cervix" is not commonly used in medical dentistry with a specific technical definition. However, if you are referring to the "cervical region of a tooth," it generally refers to the area where the crown (the visible part of the tooth) meets the root (the portion of the tooth that is below the gum line). This region is also sometimes referred to as the "cementoenamel junction" (CEJ), where the enamel covering of the crown meets the cementum covering of the root. Dental issues such as tooth decay, receding gums, or abrasion can affect this area and may require professional dental treatment.

Tooth injuries are damages or traumas that affect the teeth's structure and integrity. These injuries can occur due to various reasons, such as accidents, sports-related impacts, falls, fights, or biting on hard objects. The severity of tooth injuries may range from minor chips and cracks to more severe fractures, luxations (displacement), or avulsions (complete tooth loss).

Tooth injuries are typically classified into two main categories:

1. Crown injuries: These involve damages to the visible part of the tooth, including chipping, cracking, or fracturing. Crown injuries may be further categorized as:
* Uncomplicated crown fracture: When only the enamel and dentin are affected without pulp exposure.
* Complicated crown fracture: When the enamel, dentin, and pulp are all exposed.
2. Root injuries: These involve damages to the tooth root or the supporting structures, such as the periodontal ligament and alveolar bone. Root injuries may include luxations (displacements), intrusions (teeth pushed into the socket), extrusions (teeth partially out of the socket), or avulsions (complete tooth loss).

Immediate medical attention is necessary for severe tooth injuries, as they can lead to complications like infection, tooth decay, or even tooth loss if not treated promptly and appropriately. Treatment options may include dental fillings, crowns, root canal therapy, splinting, or reimplantation in the case of avulsions. Preventive measures, such as wearing mouthguards during sports activities, can help reduce the risk of tooth injuries.

Dental insurance is a type of health insurance specifically designed to cover the costs associated with dental care. It typically helps pay for preventive, basic, and major restorative procedures, including routine checkups, cleanings, fillings, extractions, root canals, crowns, bridges, and in some cases, orthodontic treatment.

Dental insurance plans often have a network of participating dentists who agree to provide services at pre-negotiated rates, helping to keep costs down for both the insured individual and the insurance company. The plan may cover a certain percentage of the cost of each procedure or have set copayments and deductibles that apply.

Like other forms of insurance, dental insurance plans come with annual maximum coverage limits, which is the most the plan will pay for dental care within a given year. It's essential to understand the terms and conditions of your dental insurance policy to make informed decisions about your oral health care and maximize the benefits available to you.

A dental restoration, permanent, is a type of dental treatment that involves the use of materials such as gold, silver amalgam, porcelain, or composite resin to repair and restore the function, form, and aesthetics of a damaged or decayed tooth. Unlike temporary restorations, which are meant to be replaced with a permanent solution, permanent restorations are designed to last for many years, if not a lifetime.

Examples of permanent dental restorations include:

1. Dental fillings: These are used to fill cavities caused by tooth decay. The decayed portion of the tooth is removed, and the resulting space is filled with a material such as amalgam, composite resin, or gold.
2. Inlays and onlays: These are similar to dental fillings but are made in a laboratory and then bonded to the tooth. They are used when there is not enough tooth structure left to support a filling.
3. Dental crowns: Also known as caps, these are used to cover and protect a tooth that has been damaged or weakened by decay, injury, or wear. The crown fits over the entire tooth, restoring its shape, size, and strength.
4. Dental bridges: These are used to replace one or more missing teeth. A bridge consists of one or more artificial teeth (pontics) that are held in place by crowns on either side.
5. Dental implants: These are used to replace missing teeth. An implant is a small titanium post that is surgically placed in the jawbone, where it functions as an anchor for a replacement tooth or bridge.

Permanent dental restorations are custom-made for each patient and require careful planning and preparation. They are designed to blend in with the surrounding teeth and provide a natural-looking appearance. With proper care and maintenance, these restorations can last for many years and help preserve the health and function of the teeth and mouth.

Permanent dentition is the second and final set of teeth that humans grow during their lifetime. These teeth are also known as adult or secondary teeth and typically begin to erupt in the mouth around the age of 6 or 7 years old, with all permanent teeth usually present by the time a person reaches their late teens or early twenties.

There are 32 teeth in a complete set of permanent dentition, including 8 incisors, 4 canines, 8 premolars (also called bicuspids), and 12 molars (including 4 third molars or wisdom teeth). The primary function of permanent teeth is to help with biting, chewing, and grinding food into smaller pieces that are easier to swallow and digest. Proper care and maintenance of permanent teeth through good oral hygiene practices, regular dental checkups, and a balanced diet can help ensure their longevity and health throughout a person's life.

Dental cementum is a type of hard connective tissue that covers the root of a tooth. It is primarily composed of calcium salts and collagen fibers, and it serves to attach the periodontal ligaments (the fibers that help secure the tooth in its socket) to the tooth's root. Cementum also helps protect the root of the tooth and contributes to the maintenance of tooth stability. It continues to grow and deposit new layers throughout an individual's life, which can be seen as incremental lines called "cementum annulations."

Dental enamel is the hard, white, outermost layer of a tooth. It is a highly mineralized and avascular tissue, meaning it contains no living cells or blood vessels. Enamel is primarily composed of calcium and phosphate minerals and serves as the protective covering for the crown of a tooth, which is the portion visible above the gum line.

Enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, and its primary function is to provide structural support and protection to the underlying dentin and pulp tissues of the tooth. It also plays a crucial role in chewing and biting by helping to distribute forces evenly across the tooth surface during these activities.

Despite its hardness, dental enamel can still be susceptible to damage from factors such as tooth decay, erosion, and abrasion. Once damaged or lost, enamel cannot regenerate or repair itself, making it essential to maintain good oral hygiene practices and seek regular dental checkups to prevent enamel damage and protect overall oral health.

I'm sorry for any confusion, but "Suburban Health" is not a recognized medical term or concept with a specific definition in the field of medicine. The term "suburban" generally refers to the residential areas surrounding a city or urban center, and health would refer to the physical and mental well-being of individuals living in those areas. However, there isn't a unique set of health issues or characteristics that define 'Suburban Health'.

Public health researchers might study the health disparities or common health issues in suburban areas compared to urban or rural areas, but this would not fall under a single medical definition. If you have more specific questions about health issues related to suburban living, I'd be happy to try and help with those!

The periodontal ligament, also known as the "PDL," is the soft tissue that connects the tooth root to the alveolar bone within the dental alveolus (socket). It consists of collagen fibers organized into groups called principal fibers and accessory fibers. These fibers are embedded into both the cementum of the tooth root and the alveolar bone, providing shock absorption during biting and chewing forces, allowing for slight tooth movement, and maintaining the tooth in its position within the socket.

The periodontal ligament plays a crucial role in the health and maintenance of the periodontium, which includes the gingiva (gums), cementum, alveolar bone, and the periodontal ligament itself. Inflammation or infection of the periodontal ligament can lead to periodontal disease, potentially causing tooth loss if not treated promptly and appropriately.

A periodontal pocket is a pathological space or gap that develops between the tooth and the surrounding gum tissue (gingiva) as a result of periodontal disease. This condition is also known as a "periodontal depth" or "probing depth." It is measured in millimeters using a dental probe, and it indicates the level of attachment loss of the gingival tissue to the tooth.

In a healthy periodontium, the sulcus (the normal space between the tooth and gum) measures 1-3 mm in depth. However, when there is inflammation due to bacterial accumulation, the gums may become red, swollen, and bleed easily. As the disease progresses, the sulcus deepens, forming a periodontal pocket, which can extend deeper than 3 mm.

Periodontal pockets provide an environment that is conducive to the growth of harmful bacteria, leading to further tissue destruction and bone loss around the tooth. If left untreated, periodontal disease can result in loose teeth and eventually tooth loss. Regular dental check-ups and professional cleanings are essential for maintaining healthy gums and preventing periodontal pockets from developing or worsening.

Fluoridation is the process of adding fluoride to a public water supply to reduce tooth decay. The level of fluoride that is typically added to the water is regulated and maintained at around 0.7-1.2 parts per million (ppm), which has been shown to be effective in reducing dental caries while minimizing the risk of fluorosis, a cosmetic condition caused by excessive fluoride intake during tooth development.

Fluoridation can also refer to the process of applying fluoride to the teeth through other means, such as topical fluoride applications in dental offices or the use of fluoride toothpaste. However, community water fluoridation is the most common and cost-effective method of delivering fluoride to a large population.

The practice of water fluoridation has been endorsed by numerous public health organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the American Dental Association (ADA). Despite some controversy surrounding the practice, extensive research has consistently shown that community water fluoridation is a safe and effective way to prevent tooth decay and improve oral health.

Tooth exfoliation is not a term that is commonly used in dental or medical literature. However, I believe you may be referring to the natural process of tooth loss that occurs with the shedding of primary (baby) teeth to make way for permanent (adult) teeth. This process is also known as physical or physiological tooth exfoliation.

Exfoliation in this context refers to the separation and shedding of the primary tooth's root from the underlying permanent tooth, allowing the permanent tooth to erupt into its proper position. The primary tooth becomes loose due to the resorption of its roots by the developing permanent tooth beneath it. Eventually, the primary tooth falls out, making room for the adult tooth to emerge and take its place in the dental arch.

It is essential to maintain good oral hygiene during this process to prevent any potential complications such as infection or premature loss of primary teeth.

Periodontal attachment loss (PAL) is a clinical measurement in dentistry that refers to the amount of connective tissue attachment between the tooth and its surrounding supportive structures (including the gingiva, periodontal ligament, and alveolar bone) that has been lost due to periodontal disease. It is typically expressed in millimeters and represents the distance from the cementoenamel junction (CEJ), which is the point where the tooth's crown meets the root, to the bottom of the periodontal pocket.

Periodontal pockets are formed when the gums detach from the tooth due to inflammation and infection caused by bacterial biofilms accumulating on the teeth. As the disease progresses, more and more of the supporting structures are destroyed, leading to increased pocket depths and attachment loss. This can eventually result in loose teeth and even tooth loss if left untreated.

Therefore, periodontal attachment loss is an important indicator of the severity and progression of periodontal disease, and its measurement helps dental professionals assess the effectiveness of treatment interventions and monitor disease status over time.

Tooth avulsion is the complete separation of a tooth from its socket in the alveolar bone due to traumatic injury. This occurs when the periodontal ligament, which holds the tooth in place, gets severed or torn, resulting in the tooth being displaced from its original position. Avulsed teeth can be either primary (baby) or permanent teeth, and the trauma can result in damage to the surrounding tissues, including the gingiva, alveolar bone, and sometimes even the nerves and blood vessels. Prompt and appropriate first aid, as well as professional dental care, are crucial for ensuring the best possible outcome for reimplantation and healing.

The mandible, also known as the lower jaw, is the largest and strongest bone in the human face. It forms the lower portion of the oral cavity and plays a crucial role in various functions such as mastication (chewing), speaking, and swallowing. The mandible is a U-shaped bone that consists of a horizontal part called the body and two vertical parts called rami.

The mandible articulates with the skull at the temporomandibular joints (TMJs) located in front of each ear, allowing for movements like opening and closing the mouth, protrusion, retraction, and side-to-side movement. The mandible contains the lower teeth sockets called alveolar processes, which hold the lower teeth in place.

In medical terminology, the term "mandible" refers specifically to this bone and its associated structures.

'Fused teeth', also known as congenitally missing or malformed teeth, is a dental condition where two or more teeth are fused together. This condition is called "gemination" when a single tooth bud fails to completely separate, resulting in two teeth that share a common pulp chamber and root canal. When this occurs with more than one tooth, it is referred to as "twinning." In contrast, "congenital fusion" or "synthesis" refers to the union of two separate tooth buds during development.

Fused teeth can cause cosmetic concerns, difficulty in biting and chewing, and may affect the alignment of surrounding teeth. Depending on the severity and location of the fusion, treatment options may include observation, dental restorations, or even orthodontic or surgical intervention to correct the malocclusion and improve oral function and aesthetics.

A cuspid, also known as a canine tooth or cuspid tooth, is a type of tooth in mammals. It is the pointiest tooth in the dental arch and is located between the incisors and bicuspids (or premolars). Cuspids have a single cusp or pointed tip that is used for tearing and grasping food. In humans, there are four cuspids, two on the upper jaw and two on the lower jaw, one on each side of the dental arch.

Periapical periodontitis is a medical condition that affects the tissues surrounding the root tip (apex) of a tooth. It is typically caused by bacterial infection that originates from the dental pulp, which is the soft tissue inside the tooth that contains nerves and blood vessels. When the dental pulp becomes inflamed or infected due to decay or injury, it can lead to periapical periodontitis if left untreated.

The infection spreads from the pulp through the root canal and forms an abscess at the tip of the tooth root. This results in inflammation and destruction of the surrounding bone and periodontal tissues, leading to symptoms such as pain, swelling, tenderness, and sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures.

Periapical periodontitis is usually treated with root canal therapy, which involves removing the infected pulp tissue, cleaning and disinfecting the root canal, and filling and sealing the space to prevent reinfection. In some cases, antibiotics may also be prescribed to help clear up any residual infection. If left untreated, periapical periodontitis can lead to more serious complications such as tooth loss or spread of infection to other parts of the body.

Alveolar bone loss refers to the breakdown and resorption of the alveolar process of the jawbone, which is the part of the jaw that contains the sockets of the teeth. This type of bone loss is often caused by periodontal disease, a chronic inflammation of the gums and surrounding tissues that can lead to the destruction of the structures that support the teeth.

In advanced stages of periodontal disease, the alveolar bone can become severely damaged or destroyed, leading to tooth loss. Alveolar bone loss can also occur as a result of other conditions, such as osteoporosis, trauma, or tumors. Dental X-rays and other imaging techniques are often used to diagnose and monitor alveolar bone loss. Treatment may include deep cleaning of the teeth and gums, medications, surgery, or tooth extraction in severe cases.

A partial denture, removable is a type of dental prosthesis used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. It is designed to replace the missing teeth and rest on the remaining teeth and gums for support. This type of denture can be removed by the patient for cleaning and while sleeping. It is typically made of acrylic resin, metal, or a combination of both, and is custom-fabricated to fit the individual's mouth for comfort and functionality.

Tooth calcification, also known as dental calculus or tartar formation, refers to the hardening of plaque on the surface of teeth. This process occurs when minerals from saliva combine with bacterial deposits and dental plaque, resulting in a hard, calcified substance that adheres to the tooth surface. Calcification can occur both above and below the gum line, and if not removed through professional dental cleanings, it can lead to periodontal disease, tooth decay, and other oral health issues.

A bicuspid valve, also known as a mitral valve in the heart, is a heart valve that has two leaflets or cusps. It lies between the left atrium and the left ventricle and helps to regulate blood flow between these two chambers of the heart. In a healthy heart, the bicuspid valve opens to allow blood to flow from the left atrium into the left ventricle and closes tightly to prevent blood from flowing back into the left atrium during contraction of the ventricle.

A congenital heart defect known as a bicuspid aortic valve occurs when the aortic valve, which normally has three leaflets or cusps, only has two. This can lead to narrowing of the valve (aortic stenosis) or leakage of the valve (aortic regurgitation), which can cause symptoms and may require medical treatment.

Tooth ankylosis is a dental condition where the tooth becomes abnormally fused to the alveolar bone, which is the part of the jawbone that contains the tooth sockets. This fusion typically occurs through the cementum of the root surface and the adjacent alveolar bone, resulting in the loss of the periodontal ligament (PLD) space that normally separates the tooth from the bone.

Ankylosis can affect both primary (deciduous or baby) teeth and permanent teeth. In primary teeth, ankylosis may lead to early exfoliation or premature loss of the tooth due to the lack of PDL resorption, which is necessary for natural tooth shedding. In permanent teeth, ankylosis can result in infraocclusion, where the affected tooth fails to erupt fully and remains at a lower level than the surrounding teeth.

The causes of tooth ankylosis include trauma, infection, developmental disorders, or previous orthodontic treatment. It is essential to diagnose and manage this condition promptly, as it can lead to complications such as malocclusion, dental crowding, or periodontal issues if left untreated. Treatment options may include extraction of the affected tooth, surgical separation from the bone, or orthodontic treatment to correct any resulting occlusal discrepancies.

Dental pulp is the soft tissue located in the center of a tooth, surrounded by the dentin. It contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue, and plays a vital role in the development and health of the tooth. The dental pulp helps to form dentin during tooth development and continues to provide nourishment to the tooth throughout its life. It also serves as a sensory organ, allowing the tooth to detect hot and cold temperatures and transmit pain signals to the brain. Injury or infection of the dental pulp can lead to serious dental problems, such as tooth decay or abscesses, and may require root canal treatment to remove the damaged tissue and save the tooth.

Mastication is the medical term for the process of chewing food. It's the first step in digestion, where food is broken down into smaller pieces by the teeth, making it easier to swallow and further digest. The act of mastication involves not only the physical grinding and tearing of food by the teeth but also the mixing of the food with saliva, which contains enzymes that begin to break down carbohydrates. This process helps to enhance the efficiency of digestion and nutrient absorption in the subsequent stages of the digestive process.

I'm not aware of a medical definition for "DMF Index." The abbreviation "DMF" could potentially stand for many things, as it is used in various contexts across different fields. In the field of dentistry, DMF stands for Decayed, Missing, and Filled teeth/surfaces, which is a method for measuring dental caries or tooth decay. However, there is no standard medical definition for "DMF Index." If you could provide more context or specify the field of study or practice, I would be happy to help further!

Tooth erosion is defined as the progressive, irreversible loss of dental hard tissue, primarily caused by chemical dissolution from acids, rather than mechanical forces such as abrasion or attrition. These acids can originate from extrinsic sources like acidic foods and beverages, or intrinsic sources like gastric reflux or vomiting. The erosion process leads to a reduction in tooth structure, altering the shape and function of teeth, and potentially causing sensitivity, pain, and aesthetical concerns. Early detection and management of tooth erosion are crucial to prevent further progression and preserve dental health.

A tooth socket, also known as an alveolus (plural: alveoli), refers to the hollow cavity or space in the jawbone where a tooth is anchored. The tooth socket is part of the alveolar process, which is the curved part of the maxilla or mandible that contains multiple tooth sockets for the upper and lower teeth, respectively.

Each tooth socket has a specialized tissue called the periodontal ligament, which attaches the root of the tooth to the surrounding bone. This ligament helps absorb forces generated during biting and chewing, allowing for comfortable and efficient mastication while also maintaining the tooth's position within the jawbone. The tooth socket is responsible for providing support, stability, and nourishment to the tooth through its blood vessels and nerves.

Tooth replantation is a dental procedure that involves the replanting and reattachment of a tooth that has been avulsed or knocked out due to trauma. The primary goal of this emergency procedure is to preserve the natural tooth and its periodontal ligament (PDL) tissue, allowing for potential reattachment and function.

The steps involved in tooth replantation include:

1. Locating the avulsed tooth: Carefully handle the knocked-out tooth by holding it by the crown (the chewing surface), avoiding touching the root area to prevent further damage to the periodontal ligament fibers.
2. Rinsing the tooth: Gently rinse the tooth with saline solution, sterile water, or milk to remove any debris or dirt, but avoid using alcohol or scrubbing the tooth as it may cause more damage to the PDL.
3. Replanting the tooth: As soon as possible, reposition the tooth back into its socket in the correct orientation and alignment. Apply gentle pressure to seat it in place while ensuring that it is facing the right direction. Ideally, this should be done within 30 minutes of avulsion for better prognosis.
4. Stabilizing the tooth: Use a splint or a wire to secure the replanted tooth to the adjacent teeth, providing stability and support during the healing process. This helps maintain the alignment and position of the replanted tooth.
5. Seeking professional dental care: Immediately consult with a dentist or endodontist for further evaluation, additional treatment, and follow-up care. The dentist will assess the success of the replantation and determine if any root canal therapy or other treatments are necessary to ensure long-term survival of the tooth.

The success of tooth replantation depends on several factors, including the timeliness of the procedure, the condition of the avulsed tooth, and the patient's overall oral health. Prompt action and professional care can significantly increase the likelihood of a successful outcome and preserve the natural tooth for years to come.

The maxilla is a paired bone that forms the upper jaw in vertebrates. In humans, it is a major bone in the face and plays several important roles in the craniofacial complex. Each maxilla consists of a body and four processes: frontal process, zygomatic process, alveolar process, and palatine process.

The maxillae contribute to the formation of the eye sockets (orbits), nasal cavity, and the hard palate of the mouth. They also contain the upper teeth sockets (alveoli) and help form the lower part of the orbit and the cheekbones (zygomatic arches).

Here's a quick rundown of its key functions:

1. Supports the upper teeth and forms the upper jaw.
2. Contributes to the formation of the eye sockets, nasal cavity, and hard palate.
3. Helps shape the lower part of the orbit and cheekbones.
4. Partakes in the creation of important sinuses, such as the maxillary sinus, which is located within the body of the maxilla.

Gingival hemorrhage is the medical term for bleeding of the gingiva, or gums. It refers to the condition where the gums bleed, often as a result of trauma or injury, but also can be caused by various systemic conditions such as disorders of coagulation, leukemia, or scurvy.

Gingival hemorrhage is commonly seen in individuals with poor oral hygiene and periodontal disease, which can cause inflammation and damage to the gums. This can lead to increased susceptibility to bleeding, even during routine activities such as brushing or flossing. It's important to address any underlying causes of gingival hemorrhage to prevent further complications.

Dentin is the hard, calcified tissue that lies beneath the enamel and cementum of a tooth. It forms the majority of the tooth's structure and is composed primarily of mineral salts (hydroxyapatite), collagenous proteins, and water. Dentin has a tubular structure, with microscopic channels called dentinal tubules that radiate outward from the pulp chamber (the center of the tooth containing nerves and blood vessels) to the exterior of the tooth. These tubules contain fluid and nerve endings that are responsible for the tooth's sensitivity to various stimuli such as temperature changes, pressure, or decay. Dentin plays a crucial role in protecting the dental pulp while also providing support and structure to the overlying enamel and cementum.

Tooth resorption is a process in which there is an abnormal loss or breakdown of tooth structure, either internally (internal resorption) or externally (external resorption), due to the action of specialized cells called odontoclasts. This can lead to weakening and destruction of the tooth, potentially causing sensitivity, pain, or even tooth loss if left untreated. The causes of tooth resorption can vary, including trauma, orthodontic treatment, periodontal disease, and certain systemic conditions. It is important to diagnose and treat tooth resorption early to prevent further damage and preserve the tooth structure.

Dental occlusion refers to the alignment and contact between the upper and lower teeth when the jaws are closed. It is the relationship between the maxillary (upper) and mandibular (lower) teeth when they approach each other, as occurs during chewing or biting.

A proper dental occlusion, also known as a balanced occlusion, ensures that the teeth and jaw joints function harmoniously, reducing the risk of tooth wear, damage, and temporomandibular disorders (TMD). Malocclusion, on the other hand, refers to improper alignment or contact between the upper and lower teeth, which may require orthodontic treatment or dental restorations to correct.

Dental care for the elderly, also known as geriatric dentistry, refers to the dental care services provided to meet the specific needs and challenges of older adults. As people age, they may experience various oral health issues such as:

* Dry mouth due to medication side effects or medical conditions
* Gum disease and periodontitis
* Tooth loss and decay
* Oral cancer
* Uneven jawbone or ill-fitting dentures

Dental care for the aged may include routine dental exams, cleanings, fillings, extractions, denture fittings, oral surgery, and education on proper oral hygiene. It is important for elderly individuals to maintain good oral health as it can impact their overall health and quality of life. Regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene practices can help prevent or manage these common oral health problems in the elderly.

Chronic periodontitis is a type of gum disease that is characterized by the inflammation and infection of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth. It is a slow-progressing condition that can lead to the destruction of the periodontal ligament and alveolar bone, which can result in loose teeth or tooth loss if left untreated.

Chronic periodontitis is caused by the buildup of dental plaque and calculus (tartar) on the teeth, which harbor bacteria that release toxins that irritate and inflame the gums. Over time, this chronic inflammation can lead to the destruction of the periodontal tissues, including the gingiva, periodontal ligament, and alveolar bone.

The signs and symptoms of chronic periodontitis include:

* Red, swollen, or tender gums
* Bleeding gums during brushing or flossing
* Persistent bad breath (halitosis)
* Receding gums (exposure of the tooth root)
* Loose teeth or changes in bite alignment
* Deep periodontal pockets (spaces between the teeth and gums)

Risk factors for chronic periodontitis include poor oral hygiene, smoking, diabetes, genetics, and certain medications. Treatment typically involves a thorough dental cleaning to remove plaque and calculus, followed by additional procedures such as scaling and root planing or surgery to eliminate infection and promote healing of the periodontal tissues. Good oral hygiene practices, regular dental checkups, and quitting smoking are essential for preventing chronic periodontitis and maintaining good oral health.

Medical sociology is a subfield of sociology that focuses on the social aspects of health, illness, and healthcare. It studies how various social factors such as race, class, gender, age, and culture influence health outcomes and access to healthcare services. Medical sociologists also examine the organization and delivery of healthcare systems, the physician-patient relationship, and the impact of medical technologies on society. They use a variety of research methods including surveys, interviews, ethnographic observation, and content analysis to gather data and analyze social patterns related to health and medicine. The field of medical sociology is closely linked with other disciplines such as anthropology, psychology, and public health.

Dental prophylaxis is a dental procedure aimed at the prevention and treatment of dental diseases. It is commonly known as a "teeth cleaning" and is performed by a dentist or dental hygienist. The procedure involves removing plaque, tartar, and stains from the teeth to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Dental prophylaxis may also include polishing the teeth, applying fluoride, and providing oral hygiene instructions to promote good oral health. It is recommended that individuals receive a dental prophylaxis every six months or as directed by their dentist.

The Periodontal Index (PI) is not a current or widely used medical/dental term. However, in the past, it was used to describe a method for assessing and measuring the severity of periodontal disease, also known as gum disease.

Developed by Henry H. Klein and colleagues in 1978, the Periodontal Index was a scoring system that evaluated four parameters: gingival inflammation, gingival bleeding, calculus (tartar) presence, and periodontal pocket depths. The scores for each parameter ranged from 0 to 3, with higher scores indicating worse periodontal health. The overall PI score was the sum of the individual parameter scores, ranging from 0 to 12.

However, due to its limited ability to predict future disease progression and the introduction of more comprehensive assessment methods like the Community Periodontal Index (CPI) and the Basic Periodontal Examination (BPE), the use of the Periodontal Index has become less common in dental practice and research.

The stomatognathic system is a term used in medicine and dentistry to refer to the coordinated functions of the mouth, jaw, and related structures. It includes the teeth, gums, tongue, palate, lips, cheeks, salivary glands, as well as the muscles of mastication (chewing), swallowing, and speech. The stomatognathic system also involves the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and associated structures that allow for movement of the jaw. This complex system works together to enable functions such as eating, speaking, and breathing. Dysfunction in the stomatognathic system can lead to various oral health issues, including temporomandibular disorders, occlusal problems, and orofacial pain.

"Independent Living," in the context of healthcare and social services, refers to a living arrangement where individuals with disabilities or chronic conditions are able to live on their own, without the need for constant supervision or assistance from healthcare professionals. This type of living situation promotes self-determination, autonomy, and dignity for the individual.

Independent living does not mean that an individual is completely self-sufficient and does not require any help at all. Rather, it means that they have access to the necessary support services and adaptive equipment that enable them to carry out their daily activities and make choices about their own lives. These supports can include personal care assistance, home health care, meal preparation, transportation, and other services that are tailored to meet the individual's unique needs.

Independent living is often facilitated through community-based services and support programs, such as independent living centers, which provide advocacy, information, and referral services to help individuals with disabilities live independently in their own homes and communities. The goal of independent living is to enable people with disabilities to participate fully in all aspects of society, including employment, education, and community life.

Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic treatment, is a dental procedure that involves the removal of infected or damaged pulp tissue from within a tooth's root canal system. The root canal system is a series of narrow channels that run from the center of the tooth (pulp chamber) down to the tip of the tooth roots, containing nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues.

During the procedure, the dentist or endodontist will gain access to the pulp chamber, carefully clean and shape the root canals using specialized instruments, and then fill and seal them with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. This helps prevent reinfection and preserves the structural integrity of the tooth. In many cases, a crown or other restoration is placed over the treated tooth to protect it and restore its function and appearance.

Root canal therapy is typically recommended when the pulp tissue becomes inflamed or infected due to deep decay, repeated dental procedures, cracks, or chips in the teeth. The goal of this treatment is to alleviate pain, preserve natural tooth structure, and prevent the need for extraction.

Odontometry is a term used in dentistry that refers to the measurement of teeth, particularly the size and length of teeth or tooth roots. It is often used in forensic dentistry for identification purposes, such as in age estimation, sex determination, or individual identification of human remains. The measurements can be taken using various methods, including radiographs (x-rays), calipers, or specialized software.

In some contexts, odontometry may also refer to the process of measuring the amount of dental work required for a particular treatment plan, although this usage is less common.

Tooth demineralization is a process that involves the loss of minerals, such as calcium and phosphate, from the hard tissues of the teeth. This process can lead to the development of dental caries or tooth decay. Demineralization occurs when acids produced by bacteria in the mouth attack the enamel of the tooth, dissolving its mineral content. Over time, these attacks can create holes or cavities in the teeth. Fluoride, found in many toothpastes and public water supplies, can help to remineralize teeth and prevent decay. Good oral hygiene practices, such as brushing and flossing regularly, can also help to prevent demineralization by removing plaque and bacteria from the mouth.

Bronchial spasm refers to a sudden constriction or tightening of the muscles in the bronchial tubes, which are the airways that lead to the lungs. This constriction can cause symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, and difficulty breathing. Bronchial spasm is often associated with respiratory conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and bronchitis. In these conditions, the airways are sensitive to various triggers such as allergens, irritants, or infections, which can cause the muscles in the airways to contract and narrow. This can make it difficult for air to flow in and out of the lungs, leading to symptoms such as shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing. Bronchial spasm can be treated with medications that help to relax the muscles in the airways and open up the airways, such as bronchodilators and anti-inflammatory drugs.

Orthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. The term "corrective" in this context refers to the use of appliances (such as braces, aligners, or other devices) to move teeth into their proper position and correct malocclusion (bad bite). This not only improves the appearance of the teeth but also helps to ensure better function, improved oral health, and overall dental well-being.

The goal of corrective orthodontics is to create a balanced and harmonious relationship between the teeth, jaws, and facial structures. Treatment may be recommended for children, adolescents, or adults and can help address various issues such as crowding, spacing, overbites, underbites, crossbites, open bites, and jaw growth discrepancies. A combination of techniques, including fixed or removable appliances, may be used to achieve the desired outcome. Regular follow-up appointments are necessary throughout treatment to monitor progress and make any necessary adjustments.

Anodontia is a medical term that refers to the congenital absence or lack of development of all primary (deciduous) and/or permanent teeth. It is a rare dental condition that affects tooth development and can be isolated or associated with various syndromes and genetic disorders.

In anodontia, the dental tissues responsible for forming teeth, including the dental lamina, dental papilla, and dental follicle, fail to develop properly, resulting in missing teeth. The condition can affect all teeth or only some of them, leading to partial anodontia.

Anodontia is different from hypodontia, which refers to the congenital absence of one or more, but not all, teeth. It is also distinct from oligodontia, which is the absence of six or more permanent teeth, excluding third molars (wisdom teeth).

People with anodontia may experience difficulties in chewing, speaking, and maintaining oral hygiene, leading to various dental and social problems. Prosthodontic treatments, such as dentures or implants, are often necessary to restore oral function and aesthetics.

Tooth preparation in prosthodontics refers to the process of altering the clinical crown of a tooth or teeth to receive a restoration, such as a crown, veneer, or bridge. This procedure involves removing a portion of the enamel and dentin to create a suitable foundation for the prosthetic device. The preparation aims to achieve proper retention, resistance form, and marginal fit, ensuring the successful integration and longevity of the restoration. The process may also include the management of tooth structure loss due to decay, trauma, or wear, and the establishment of harmonious occlusion with the opposing teeth.

Therapeutics, in medical terms, refers to the branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of diseases and the action or process of treating patients medically. It involves the use of various substances, physical treatments, or psychological methods to prevent, alleviate, or cure a disease, injury, or other medical condition. This may include the use of medications, surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, gene therapy, and other forms of treatment. The goal of therapeutics is to improve the patient's quality of life, reduce symptoms, and slow or stop the progression of a disease.

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  • Plaque retention and bacterial presence also affect the gums and bone and their ability to hold the teeth in place. (
  • Disease of the gums, known as periodontitis, leads to detachment of the supporting structures from the teeth and their eventual loss. (
  • Impaction occurs when wisdom teeth become stuck underneath the gums and trapped by the jawbone or other teeth. (
  • People with gum disease might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth. (
  • Overall, how would {you/SP} rate the health of {your/his/her} teeth and gums? (
  • Patients taking the drug should also make sure to have regular dental checkups while taking buprenorphine and to notify their doctor and dentist immediately if they experience problems with their teeth and gums. (
  • If you have abscessed teeth, swollen gums, or infections, our caring team will make you comfortable during your procedure. (
  • You'll once again be able to enjoy having healthy teeth and gums. (
  • Good dental hygiene is a necessity for healthy teeth and gums. (
  • Did you know that diabetes can harm your teeth and gums? (
  • Explain how diabetes affects your teeth and gums and check for problems, like cavities or gum disease. (
  • Treat any problems you have with your teeth or gums. (
  • Ask what to do if you start having problems with your teeth or gums. (
  • Check your mouth for red or swollen gums, bleeding gums, loose teeth, a change in how your bite feels, or bad breath. (
  • Gums pulling away from the teeth or sores on the gums. (
  • While this is a good oral health practice, you should know that some of the foods you eat may be beneficial for your teeth and gums. (
  • You may be asked to visit a dentist or dental hygienist to have your teeth professionally cleaned and to have the plaque removed, once your gums feel less tender. (
  • The condition systematically erodes your gums and jawbone structure until they're too weak to support all of your teeth. (
  • Following tooth loss, the bone and gums in that area of the mouth begin to shrink very quickly. (
  • Our patients have shown significant improvements in the health of their gums and teeth as a result of the periodontal care they continue to receive and also compliment themselves using their daily techniques. (
  • We will evaluate the state of your gums, teeth, jawbone, lifestyle factors, and overall health before making a suitable recommendation. (
  • Your teeth, gums, and jaw bone are essential for many reasons. (
  • However, while our Roman era ancestors had healthy gums their teeth were by no means perfect. (
  • Unhealthy habits such as smoking and drinking alcohol can also have a devastating affect on your teeth and gums. (
  • This helps remove plaque build up in your teeth and around your gums. (
  • Due to this, your gums can become irritated, causing the tissues to weaken which then leads to your teeth falling out due to the lack of support. (
  • After your mouth, gums, teeth, and jaw are ready for dental implants, local anesthesia will be used to numb the treatment area. (
  • And you must avoid starchy food, which can be caused by the formation of the gums and lead to tooth decay. (
  • It is recommended that a patient experiencing tooth loss visits a dentist to discuss which replacement method is best suited for their situation. (
  • The dentist can also give valuable advice about how to keep your teeth healthy and help you avoid having to have any dental work done. (
  • Work with your dentist to create a health plan for your teeth. (
  • Ask your dentist how to take care of your teeth at home and how often to come in for a dental visit. (
  • Visit The Dentist Early Many parents do not even think of having their child visit a dentist at an early age, but the ADA recommends that they visit a dentist within 6 months of their first tooth coming in. (
  • We encourage patients to consult with our dentist when faced with tooth loss to determine the best possible restoration for their budget and lifestyle. (
  • Since tooth loss can also be caused by common conditions like cavities and gingivitis, it's important to pay attention to your oral health and visit your dentist regularly. (
  • The key is to understand how tooth loss most often occurs and what your greatest risks are, then work with your dentist to develop an ongoing dental health plan to consistently protect your smile from them. (
  • Preventing tooth loss means preventing what causes it, which takes consistently sticking to a good hygiene routine at home and visiting your dentist as often as recommended. (
  • If gum disease or other dental health condition does develop, then you can still prevent tooth loss by having your dentist address the issue as soon as possible. (
  • Commenting on this growing problem, Professor Andrew Eder, an expert in tooth wear and clinical director of the London Tooth Wear Centre®, said: "If you're worried that your teeth may be wearing, tell your dentist. (
  • Professionals recommend you make an appointment with your dentist if you have tooth sensitivity, pain, or swelling around your mouth. (
  • These are signs of tooth decay that require urgent attention from a dentist. (
  • If you lose your teeth, it can be linked to other health problems therefore it is important to visit your doctor and dentist to seek advice. (
  • Your dentist can tell you exactly what treatment would be useful and if you are cleaning your teeth properly. (
  • The dentist won't be able to save the tooth, but he can give your child pain relievers to make her feel better, and antibiotics to prevent an infection. (
  • If my tooth isn't knocked out but just loosened, should I still see a dentist? (
  • The second important tip to avoid tooth loss is to visit the dentist twice a year. (
  • During your visit to the dentist, he cleans your teeth with fluoride, which helps you remove the cavities in your mouth that may lead to gum disease. (
  • If cavities persist untreated for an extended period of time, tooth breakdown occurs. (
  • Title : Oral health : preventing cavities, gum disease, tooth loss, and oral cancers : at a glance 2011 Corporate Authors(s) : National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (U.S.). Division of Oral Health. (
  • Studies show the incidence of cavities is much higher in wisdom teeth compared to other teeth. (
  • Users with no history of dental issues have reported experiencing tooth decay, cavities, oral infections and loss of teeth, the agency warns. (
  • The FDA also recommends patients inform their doctor if they have a history of tooth problems, including cavities, when starting this medication. (
  • Medical research and hundreds of adverse events have now linked Suboxone films to an increased risk of users with no previous history of dental issues now experiencing tooth decay, cavities, oral infections, gum disease and loss of teeth, often requiring extensive dental care. (
  • There is still a potential for cavities to form, and your child needs their teeth to remain healthy for speaking and eating in the early stages of development. (
  • Your teeth start breaking off or get discolored because of plaque build-up over time - basically, without taking care of them properly they get cavities (holes) in them and die. (
  • Cavities are decayed areas in the teeth, the result of a process that gradually dissolves a tooth's hard outer surface (enamel) and progresses toward the interior. (
  • Dentists can detect cavities by examining the teeth and taking x-rays periodically. (
  • These cysts develop in the jawbone tissue surrounding the impacted tooth and can damage neighboring teeth and bone. (
  • Archeologists know the ancient Egyptians tried to implant precious stones into the jawbone where teeth were lost. (
  • However, your periodontal health, jawbone structure, and remaining teeth are all affected by the loss. (
  • In some cases, tooth loss may create the perfect conditions for bacteria to start eating away at the jawbone at the periodontal ligaments that connect the bone to the tooth. (
  • Your jawbone can also lose mass and density after losing teeth roots and some of the stimulation they used to provide. (
  • Dental implants are metal posts that are surgically placed into your jawbone to act as a tooth root. (
  • The researchers determined that people with fewer natural teeth don't have the same ability to recall events as people with a higher number of natural teeth. (
  • Sometimes, this happens to such an extent that all-natural teeth need to be replaced with something better. (
  • Have you recently cracked or broken one of your existing natural teeth? (
  • In turn, these are attached to the natural teeth at either side of the gap where they are going to be placed. (
  • For example, your remaining natural teeth can react to the gap in your smile by shifting toward it to make up for the imbalance. (
  • This restoration can be treated like your natural teeth. (
  • Implants can give you back the structure, function, and appearance of your natural teeth before tooth loss. (
  • Although nearly half of people 85 or older have none of their natural teeth, the likelihood of losing teeth with aging is steadily decreasing. (
  • Otherwise, losing teeth is undesirable and is the result of injury or disease, such as dental avulsion, tooth decay, and gum disease. (
  • Permanent teeth may also be affected by oral disease. (
  • Tooth loss can be due to tooth decay and gum disease. (
  • Tooth loss due to tooth decay and gum disease may be prevented by practicing good oral hygiene, and regular check-ups at a dentist's office. (
  • Diseases may cause periodontal disease or bone loss to prompt tooth loss. (
  • Diseases commonly related to tooth loss include, but are not limited to: cardiovascular disease, cancer, osteoporosis and diabetes mellitus. (
  • Pocket depth is the distance between a person's gum tissue and their teeth which starts to widen in depth and is a major sign of gum disease. (
  • Gum disease can lead to deeper spaces around the teeth called periodontal pockets, and if untreated, these gum pockets could lead to tooth loss. (
  • Bone loss and gum disease increase, causing teeth to loosen," said Tal Morr, D.M.D, M.S.D., North Miami Beach, FL, a member of the American College of Prosthodontists. (
  • Poor oral hygiene and gum disease also contribute to wisdom tooth decay. (
  • Similarly, the difficulty cleaning around impacted or partially emerged wisdom teeth makes the area more vulnerable to gum disease. (
  • Gum disease occurs when plaque builds up and causes gingivitis inflammation or periodontitis infection and erosion of bone and gum tissue supporting the teeth. (
  • There was not any influence observed of the decreased mineral status of the organism on the number of own teeth and the degree of periodontal disease advancement. (
  • Gum disease can lead to tooth loss. (
  • Periodontal disease is another of the main causes responsible for tooth loss due to alteration of its support. (
  • In many cases, tooth loss can be attributed to certain factors including dental disease, an accident or the natural aging process. (
  • Tooth decay and periodontal disease are two of the most common causes of tooth loss in adults. (
  • Tooth loss is defined as losing all of your teeth from gum disease, injuries, or other problems. (
  • The most frequent cause of tooth loss is severe gum disease. (
  • For most of our patients, the main reason for their tooth loss is chronic periodontal disease. (
  • Periodontal disease results in the gradual loss of bone support for teeth. (
  • In most cases this is necessary to somewhat 'reverse' the bone loss caused by the periodontal disease (or tooth loss) affecting the preceding teeth. (
  • Studies show a person is at a higher risk of losing their front teeth due to gum disease if they have rheumatoid arthritis. (
  • Periodontal disease is frequently cited as the leading cause of tooth loss. (
  • At SLO Smiles we provide a screening for periodontal disease at each visit, and monitor and treat existing conditions to help prevent the progression of any bone loss as well as tooth loss. (
  • The proportion of adults who have never had a permanent tooth extracted because of dental caries or periodontal disease has nearly reached the Healthy People 2010 target of 40% (objective 21-3), increasing from 30% during 1988--1994 to 38% during 1999--2004. (
  • Severe chronic gum disease, or periodontitis, results from an inflammatory response to the build-up of plaque and can cause tooth loss. (
  • These diseases include serious health conditions affecting the mouth and oral cavity, including oropharyngeal cancer, gum disease and recession, tooth decay, bone loss, failure of dental implants, canker sores, and stained teeth. (
  • Visit CDC's Smoking, Gum Disease, and Tooth Loss and the American Dental Association's (ADA) Tobacco Use and Cessation external icon pages for more information about the oral health impacts of tobacco use. (
  • More importantly, it can impact the course they take in rebuilding their smiles, as chronic conditions that cause tooth loss (like gum disease) can continue affecting your oral health long afterward. (
  • In most cases, tooth loss is occurred due to poor oral hygiene, which leads to gum disease and tooth decay. (
  • The nicotine and other chemicals in your tobacco products cause stains in your mouth and the growth of gum disease inside your mouth, which directly lead to tooth decay. (
  • With the growing consumption of tobacco in many low- and middle-income countries, the risk of periodontal disease, tooth loss and oral-cavity cancer is likely to increase. (
  • There are several reasons for this change: improved nutrition, better access to dental care, and better treatment for tooth decay and periodontal disease. (
  • however, there are three basic ways to replace a missing tooth or teeth, including a fixed dental bridge, dentures, and dental implants. (
  • The American College of Prosthodontists is the organization of dentists with advanced specialty training who create optimal oral health, both in function and appearance including dental implants, dentures, veneers, crowns, and teeth whitening. (
  • Individually missing teeth may be replaced with dental implants paired with dental crowns while multiple missing teeth may be replaced with implant-supported bridges or implant-supported dentures. (
  • Dentures are an economical solution for patients who are faced with tooth loss. (
  • We also ensure that the dentures fabricated for our patients match their existing teeth to look as natural as possible. (
  • Partial dentures are fabricated to replace a single tooth or several teeth within the dental arch. (
  • Partial dentures are created with a metal and acrylic framework and are attached to false teeth. (
  • Full dentures are the best way for patients to replace an entire arch of teeth. (
  • Full dentures are made of acrylic and include not only false teeth but false gum tissues. (
  • Implant-supported dentures are the best way to replace all the teeth in the smile and give patients the confidence to enjoy all their favorite foods without worry. (
  • Some patients replacing missing teeth may find that bridges or dental implants are the best option for their needs, while others may want to consider partial dentures for one or two missing teeth in the dental arch. (
  • When it comes to replacing all the teeth in the mouth, full dentures are the only viable option for most of our patients, but with the use of implants, they can provide optimum results. (
  • Most patients with a healthy mouth and a need to replace one or more teeth will be appropriate candidates for traditional dentures, though we do educate patients on the other options available in our facility for tooth replacement. (
  • Contact our practice today to learn more about dentures as a treatment for patients who have experienced tooth loss. (
  • Although on the other hand, there are a lot of solutions to treat tooth loss such as dental implants and dentures. (
  • You can always consult experienced dentists about implants and dentures to help deal with tooth loss. (
  • irritation from teeth, dentures, or other oral appliances) to which the oral mucosa is constantly exposed. (
  • Oral Health Surveillance Report: Trends in Dental Caries and Sealants, Tooth Retention, and Edentulism, United States, 1999-2004 to 2011-2016. (
  • The condition of being toothless or missing one or more teeth is called edentulism. (
  • Conclusion The study community suffers from early tooth loss and edentulism. (
  • Edentulism or absence of permanent teeth in the adult's mouth is a dental problem with a great social, aesthetic and functional impact. (
  • Total edentulism (all teeth are missing). (
  • Edentulism is the medical term for tooth loss. (
  • Another cause of a more rapid form of bone loss is tooth loss or dental infections. (
  • Dental abscesses also lead to bone loss and generally, long standing infections cause the greatest amount of bone destruction. (
  • For this reason, we recommend that patient's have the tooth removed with a plan in place to have the replacement tooth fitted because delaying the treatment to have a dental implant following tooth removal can lead to bone loss which is avoidable. (
  • This results in the gradual progression of bone loss around teeth. (
  • The dark spaces around the teeth show the vast amounts of bone loss in these areas. (
  • Time is of the essence, however, as tooth loss kick starts a process of gradual bone loss. (
  • It is very important to prevent tooth and dental bone loss whenever possible. (
  • We recommend that you maintain regular dental cleanings and exams to avoid any tooth loss and bone loss. (
  • Our dentists take the time to consider your past and present oral history to determine the best possible means of helping you avoid any tooth loss and dental bone loss. (
  • There are methods of treatment available to children and adults so they do not suffer the dietary, social, and emotional consequences of losing their adult teeth and dental bone loss. (
  • Today's advanced dental technologies make it possible for Dr. Ian Leopold, Dr. Craig Main, and Dr. Meredith Morgan to help many people who thought they had no choice but to accept missing teeth and dental bone loss. (
  • No matter if your tooth received a TKO or it met its demise due to dental complications, losing just one tooth can affect your entire smile-inspiring teeth to shift and bone to degrade. (
  • Complications from their infections included permanent tooth loss, hearing loss, facial nerve palsy, and incision fibrosis. (
  • Tooth decay is caused by increased plaque retention. (
  • Cheese also contains minerals that neutralize plaque acid, which is what causes teeth to decay. (
  • Plaque can buildup on teeth and cause gingivitis. (
  • The uneven chewing surfaces of partially emerged wisdom teeth also accumulate more dental plaque and debris. (
  • Most everyone knows that brushing and flossing their teeth after meals helps prevent the formation of cavity-causing plaque. (
  • Plaque is a filmlike substance composed of bacteria, saliva, food debris, and dead cells that is continually being deposited on teeth. (
  • A susceptible tooth has relatively little protective fluoride incorporated into the enamel or has pronounced pits, grooves, or cracks (fissures) that retain plaque. (
  • For certain patients CT imaging can make tooth implant surgery a one-step procedure. (
  • Remember that the role of the implant is to replace the root of the tooth. (
  • Instead of replacing each missing tooth with an individual implant, a reduced number of implants can be placed which are then used to secure a fixed bridge of replacement teeth. (
  • It is not viable to place an implant tooth if it doesn't have enough bone mass for support. (
  • For many people, that includes the effects of lost teeth roots , which can be addressed with the help of one or more dental implant posts that can support your restoration with optimal comfort. (
  • Tooth loss in complying and non-complying periodontitis patients with different periodontal risk levels during supportive periodontal care. (
  • To evaluate yearly tooth loss rate (TLR) in periodontitis patients with different periodontal risk levels who had complied or not complied with supportive periodontal care (SPC). (
  • A SPC protocol based on a 3- to 6-month recall interval may effectively limit long-term tooth loss in periodontitis patients with PerioRisk levels 3 and 4. (
  • Children or adults who are incapable of caring for their own teeth should be assisted with oral hygiene in order to prevent tooth loss. (
  • Proper nutrition has been shown to prevent tooth loss by providing the nutrients necessary to maintain enamel strength. (
  • Maintaining a healthy pH level can help prevent tooth decay. (
  • Brushing and flossing daily is the best way to prevent tooth decay. (
  • Dental caries and tooth loss are important oral health indicators for adults and are key measures for monitoring progress toward health promotion goals set by Healthy People 2020. (
  • Overactive bladder (OAB) is associated with tooth loss and chronic inflammation, investigators reported at ICS 2020 Online, a virtual conference hosted by the International Continence Society. (
  • When it is not possible to place implants, what are called bridges or fixed partial prostheses are used, which are anchored in the two end pieces and cover the space of several teeth. (
  • Bridges are preferred in cases where the patient has lost several teeth. (
  • Tooth decay can be caused by tooth decay because the mouth produces less acid. (
  • Chipped or fractured teeth may be restored with porcelain veneers or dental crowns. (
  • Dental crowns are only placed once the tooth currently occupying the dental socket is extracted. (
  • The bridge of replacement teeth is fixed into the mouth by the crowns at each end of the bridge. (
  • It consists of artificial teeth fused to metal crowns. (
  • They act as false teeth, held in place using two crowns fitted to the adjoining teeth. (
  • Tooth loss has been shown to causally reduce overall health and wellbeing as it increases the probability of depression. (
  • The key to protecting the health of the teeth and preventing tooth loss after an oral injury is to act fast. (
  • Scheduling an emergency dental exam if a tooth is dislodged or completely knocked out can help save a tooth and protect oral health. (
  • It was explored if smoking, as a harmful health behavior, associated with tooth loss. (
  • Understanding the definition of tooth loss is essential in recognizing its impact on oral health and the subsequent emotional and social implications it can have. (
  • If you've had bariatric weight loss surgery, you need to find out not only the causes for why your weak teeth are crumbling, but also how to fix this problem and ultimately save your health. (
  • There are many health benefits to weight loss surgery. (
  • For the millions of people struggling with morbid obesity, bariatric surgery is the only option that offers long-term weight loss and health benefits. (
  • Vitamin deficiency can pose major health problems and risks for those who have had weight loss surgery, particularly when a carefully planned and executed post surgery health plan is not followed. (
  • One of the main reasons why bariatric surgery fails as a healthy weight loss procedure is because patients don't know how important it is to follow a proper post bariatric surgery health plan. (
  • If you have had bariatric surgery or are planning a future weight loss surgery, you need to consult with your bariatric surgeon and set up a post-surgery health plan that involves a regular vitamin supplement. (
  • A post surgery plan prescribed by a licensed healthcare professional is necessary in achieving long term health weight loss via bariatric surgery. (
  • It might sound scary to hear that crumbling teeth can be a side effect of bariatric surgery, but patients need to be educated about the importance of following a strict health plan post surgery. (
  • The next questions will ask about the condition of {your/SP's} teeth and some factors related to gum health. (
  • In our e-book, discover the harsh implications of tooth loss, and why replacing them is critical to your health as well as your entire smile. (
  • Unfortunately, during my pregnancies, I suffered substantial damage to my teeth, and a situation of poor health. (
  • Dental health in elderly patients is compromised due to physiological tooth loss over the years. (
  • Tooth loss is a big enough concern that, for many patients, it's the worst thing that can happen to their dental health. (
  • Other causes include extreme tooth decay or extensive damage to the tooth's crown and/or root, which can force you to have to extract the tooth for the good of the rest of your oral health. (
  • Therefore, the longer you wait to replace the tooth, the bigger the impact will be to the rest of your oral health. (
  • During this treatment, we restore the bone and gum volume to ensure that the replacement tooth had the strongest foundations for long term support and health. (
  • By maintaining their future periodontal health we have a much better prognosis for both the success of their dental implants and also the long term health of the other teeth in their mouth. (
  • Tooth loss can occur due to many reasons but it is mainly a result of poor oral health. (
  • there's something less apparent going on in the area of a lost tooth that can affect function, health, facial aesthetics - just about everything. (
  • After experiencing tooth loss, the next steps you take can help determine how severely the loss impacts your long-term oral health. (
  • The longer you ignore tooth loss, the greater the consequences on your oral health, which is why replacing lost teeth as soon as possible is essential to preserving your smile. (
  • However, studies show that even at early age, tooth loss can happen as long as the person is not paying serious attention with his or her oral health. (
  • Many of the skulls in the study showed signs of other dental problems including infections and abscesses, and half bore signs of tooth decay. (
  • In contact sports, risk of mouth trauma and tooth injury is reduced by wearing mouthguards and helmets with a facemask (e.g., a football helmet, a goalie mask). (
  • The researchers also measured probing pocket depth and clinical attachment loss to reflect periodontal status on a half-mouth basis at each survey cycle. (
  • Wearing a mouth guard when playing sports can help protect the teeth from sports-related injuries. (
  • When a tooth is lost, it no longer remains in the dental arch, resulting in a gap that can disrupt the overall structure and functionality of the mouth. (
  • Too much demineralization can lead to tooth decay, so it is crucial to take fluoride supplements or drink fluoride-based mouth rinse to get the right amount of fluoride in your mouth. (
  • Most people have four wisdom teeth total, one in each corner of the mouth. (
  • When wisdom teeth try to erupt and emerge into the mouth, it can push and displace neighboring teeth. (
  • They should then wait at least one hour before brushing their teeth to avoid damage and to give their mouth a chance to return to its natural state, the FDA warning indicates. (
  • Missing teeth can rage devastation through your entire mouth. (
  • Pulling teeth out of your mouth can be like pulling the plug on a drain - you will lose all the contents eventually. (
  • Well, imagine having a prosthetic tooth in your mouth that is held stable thanks to the support of the surrounding teeth. (
  • Westfield Oral Surgeon , Dr. Ronen Gold , manages a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions. (
  • When we are planning to replace the missing teeth with dental implants, we should consider how we can improve the structure of the bone in the mouth at the same time. (
  • If your tooth is knocked out, wash the tooth with clean water and put it back in your mouth. (
  • Also ensure that you are drinking plenty of water - this helps to clean your teeth and allows saliva to flow in your mouth. (
  • If you can't brush your teeth after every meal, you can go for the rising out of your mouth with the water. (
  • The good news is that you can take steps to help keep your teeth healthy. (
  • Good oral hygiene is the most important thing to keep your teeth healthy. (
  • It seemed that those males who had stopped smoking started to gradually reclaim the aptitude for tooth retention. (
  • Although still furthest from the target percentage, tooth retention among non-Hispanic blacks improved the most compared with Mexican Americans and non-Hispanic whites, increasing from approximately 12% during 1988--1994 to approximately 27% during 1999--2004. (
  • In contrast, the observed 3% increase in tooth retention for females was not statistically significant from 1988--1994 to 1999--2004. (
  • In a study, OAB and its severity correlated with tooth loss and systemic, chronic inflammation. (
  • OAB and its severity correlated with tooth loss and systemic, chronic inflammation, Dr Matsuo's team concluded. (
  • It can cause tooth decay in pregnant women and iron deficiency patients. (
  • Federal drug regulators are warning about potential side effects of buprenorphine , indicating that the drug often prescribed to combat opioid addiction may cause tooth decay, infection, and other dental issues. (
  • Provide your teeth with enough oral care treatment to avoid tooth loss and many other oral and dental problems. (
  • The first important tip to avoid tooth loss is to brush and floss regularly. (
  • This way, you can avoid tooth loss after brushing and regular flossing. (
  • The following vital tip to avoid tooth loss is avoiding tobacco products. (
  • You can avoid tooth decay by getting restorative dentistry services that will be helpful to guide you about the harmful effects of tobacco and treat your teeth with the restorative and innovative method. (
  • This way, you can avoid tooth loss and maintain the original shape of your teeth. (
  • Finally, changing your diet is a critical tip to avoid tooth loss. (
  • In short, you can avoid tooth loss after changing your diet. (
  • Understanding the definition and implications of tooth loss is where dental experts like John G. Kostides, D.D.S, P.C. come into the picture. (
  • Plus, there are other inevitable deteriorations of your teeth, such as thinning enamel, a darker appearance and becoming worn down. (
  • Part of why tooth loss happens is because our enamel-the protective outer layer of teeth-is weaker today than it was years ago. (
  • Many of us have a habit of clenching our jaws and grinding teeth, but this weakens the enamel. (
  • This causes problems such as reducing the strength of your teeth and making it easier for bacteria to grow. (
  • Bacteria and debris build up on tooth surfaces, and the bacteria produce acids that cause decay. (
  • For tooth decay to develop, a tooth must be susceptible, acid-producing bacteria must be present, and nutrients (such as sugar) must be available for the bacteria to thrive and produce acid. (
  • Lawsuits are being pursued by users of Suboxone who experienced tooth loss, broken teeth or required dental extractions. (
  • Baby boomers experiencing tooth loss now or in the future will keep on smiling, thanks to techniques practiced by prosthodontists - highly trained dentists specializing in beautiful smiles through the restoration and replacement of lost teeth. (
  • You can protect your smile from oral injury and tooth loss with these tips from our Ridgewood, NJ dentists. (
  • this includes brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing regularly. (
  • This routine should include flossing, mouthwash, and brushing your teeth twice a day. (
  • The most effective way to do this is to make sure that you clean your teeth as thoroughly as possible. (
  • The process of dental surgery involves a local anesthetic to numb the tooth and surrounding tissues. (
  • In adults, noncommunicable diseases are sometimes responsible for gingival diseases, other diseases of the supporting tissues and tooth loss. (
  • About 1 in 6 (17%) adults aged 65 or older have lost all of their teeth. (
  • Older adults who are poor, have less than a high school education, or are current cigarette smokers are more than 3 times as likely to have lost all their teeth as the comparison groups. (
  • We all remember the first times we lost our baby teeth. (
  • Multivariate analysis revealed that the number of lost teeth was an independent risk factor for OAB, with significant 8% increased odds. (
  • On average, Americans between the ages of 50 and 64 will have lost as many as six teeth (not including the "wisdom" teeth), according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. (
  • Ten percent of people over age 50 have lost all of their teeth, and for those over age 75, that number jumps to one in three, based on the NIDCR report. (
  • In many cases, knowing what to do and acting fast can help save a tooth from being lost. (
  • You know your smile looks different than before, and that might be enough to prompt you to replace your lost teeth, but tooth loss' effects are far more significant than what you can see. (
  • When teeth fall out, they're lost forever, so it's important to know what can cause tooth loss and what you can do to prevent it from happening. (
  • Once a tooth is lost, the loss can be obvious, especially if the tooth was at the front of your smile. (
  • There are essentially three solutions available to you if you have lost a number of consecutive teeth. (
  • In 2011-2016, 43% of adults over 65 who currently smoke cigarettes had lost all their teeth , compared to just 12% of those who never smoked cigarettes. (
  • When a tooth is lost, the lack of stimulation causes loss of alveolar bone - its external width, then height, and ultimately bone volume. (
  • The more teeth lost, the more function is lost. (
  • For example, if you lost the tooth to accidental trauma, then you likely noticed the moment it occurred. (
  • According to the CDC , statistics show that more than one in five adults who are 65 years old and older have completely lost all of their teeth. (
  • When teeth are lost, chewing is greatly hindered, and speaking becomes a challenge. (
  • People who have lost some or all of their teeth can still eat, but they tend to eat soft foods. (
  • Tooth loss is normal for deciduous teeth (baby teeth), when they are replaced by a person's adult teeth. (
  • Baby teeth will eventually come out, but that doesn't mean you should neglect the oral hygiene of your child while they are young. (
  • Unlike permanent teeth, baby teeth can't be replaced. (
  • Tooth loss is one of humankind's most common afflictions - and permanent replacement one of dentistry 's fondest dreams. (
  • If you do not want to lose your teeth, you should take care of them by following the dentistry tips. (
  • In this article, you will learn dentistry tips for avoiding tooth loss. (
  • It only takes a split second for an oral injury to occur, a split second that can cause serious dental damage, including tooth loss. (
  • Those who have suffered from dental damage or tooth loss as a result of an oral injury can enjoy a restored smile with dental treatment. (
  • Can wisdom teeth cause permanent damage? (
  • Let's take a more in-depth look at what wisdom teeth are, the types of damage they can trigger, who is at risk, and when extraction should be considered. (
  • What is less well known, but imperative to address for emotional and physical wellbeing, is that it can also damage your teeth. (
  • If damage resulting from tooth wear is diagnosed and addressed in its early stages, you can avoid extensive and expensive dental treatment that might otherwise be necessary to correct the situation. (
  • This can cause damage and lead to problems such as tooth loss or chipping. (
  • If you do not want to damage your teeth, you must avoid starchy food , candy, and food with many carbohydrates. (
  • Severe tooth loss-having 8 or fewer teeth-impacts the ability to eat meats, fruits, and vegetables, and presents yet another challenge to having a healthy diet. (
  • Do you know the key to healthy teeth is to avoid high levels of phytic acid in foods? (
  • Raw dairy contains vitamins and minerals that promote healthy teeth. (
  • Bariatric surgery is not a one-time magic solution to morbid obesity, but is in fact only the first step to long term healthy weight loss. (
  • If your teeth are crumbling or broken, you need to consult a licensed healthcare professional ASAP to ensure that your body stays healthy. (
  • This makes them highly prone to tooth decay and cavity formation, even when wisdom teeth are otherwise normal and healthy. (
  • When your teeth are healthy, it follows that you will be healthier, and your quality of life increases. (
  • These 4 tips will help ensure that their teeth are strong and healthy. (
  • Even if the tooth is healthy, if the periodontium does not adhere it correctly to the bone, it will surely have high dental mobility that ensures the loss of that tooth in a short time. (
  • The first step towards keeping teeth healthy is brushing and flossing daily (and especially after meals). (
  • It is a great way to have teeth that look natural and healthy. (
  • A typical cause is a directed force sufficient to overcome the bond between the affected tooth and the periodontal ligament within the cradling alveolar socket. (
  • Pericoronitis refers to infection and inflammation of the gum tissue surrounding a partially erupted wisdom tooth. (
  • To properly care for replacement teeth, what you need to do is brush well every day and avoid tobacco products. (
  • You can floss once a day, brush your teeth twice daily, and you can do this at least twice per day. (
  • Brush and floss your teeth thoroughly at least twice a day, or after each meal and at bedtime, if possible. (
  • If you do not brush your teeth daily and consume a lot of sugary snacks, this can lead to tooth decay and even tooth loss. (
  • If you do consume food with high sugar content, brush your teeth immediately afterwards to remove the sugar. (
  • Chewing sugar free gum is also a great idea after meals if you have no access to brush your teeth. (
  • According to the research, you must brush your teeth twice a day and floss your teeth regularly to remove the food particles stuck. (
  • The way you look affects the way you feel, and the psychological and social consequences of tooth loss can also be profound, as we shall see. (
  • Karlsen, 1962 ) reflects this ancestry, but the developmental mechanisms responsible for tooth loss in utero remain obscure. (
  • What to spot to help treat your low B12 levels before it may lead to tooth loss? (
  • Missing teeth can lead to difficulties in speaking clearly, chewing comfortably, and even smiling confidently, which can impact interpersonal communication. (
  • In addition to having a better understanding of what can lead to tooth loss, we also have ways to mitigate this problem. (
  • If you would like to learn more about how diabetes can lead to serious problems with your smile, including tooth loss, then please call Santa Monica Dental Arts in Santa Monica, CA today at 310-395-1261 . (
  • This can ultimately lead to tooth loss. (
  • How do missing teeth lead to loss of bone and a crooked smile? (
  • This can eventually lead to the teeth becoming 'weaker' and mobile. (
  • Ultimately, an untreated cavity can lead to tooth loss. (
  • The third (posterior baleen hypothesis) suggests that functional baleen evolved posterior to vestigial adult teeth retained at the distal tip of the rostrum and dentaries, with the dentition and baleen aligned in the rostrum ( Boessenecker and Fordyce, 2015a , b ). (
  • Evolutionarily, they likely enabled early humans to chew and process tough, coarser foods once adult teeth began to wear down. (
  • These false teeth slide into place when patients wear the appliance. (
  • Only a generation ago, most people expected to go through old age with false teeth or no teeth at all. (
  • Because the tiny titanium posts we call implants integrate into the bone of the jaw, there is a strong chance that replacement teeth can last forever. (
  • Replacement teeth don't do much good if they don't stay in place, do they? (
  • Tooth loss can occur secondary or concomitantly to many diseases. (
  • Without proper counseling, extreme side effects like hair loss or cracking teeth can occur in the months and years following a bariatric surgery. (
  • Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that emerge in adulthood. (
  • While wisdom teeth were useful for early humans who had coarser, abrasive diets, they've become vestigial and problematic for most people today. (
  • There often isn't enough room for wisdom teeth to fully erupt or function properly. (
  • So can wisdom teeth ultimately cause permanent harm if they aren't extracted? (
  • What Are Wisdom Teeth? (
  • Wisdom teeth are medically known as third molars. (
  • Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to develop and erupt. (
  • However, as modern diets and food preparation practices evolved to be more refined and processed, wisdom teeth have become largely unnecessary. (
  • Since wisdom teeth are the last to develop, there is often insufficient room for them to fully erupt and function in the modern smaller jaw size. (
  • This lack of adequate space leads to a number of potential problems and risks associated with wisdom teeth, as we'll explore in more detail next. (
  • Because of lack of space and obstruction from existing teeth, wisdom teeth frequently become impacted, come in partially, or erupt at odd angles. (
  • This commonly happens when wisdom teeth develop at odd angles, there is insufficient room in the jaw, or other teeth block their path. (
  • According to research, around 73% of young adults have at least one impacted wisdom tooth. (
  • Pericoronitis is very common with wisdom teeth because they often only partially emerge. (
  • Repeated episodes of pericoronitis are a top reason wisdom teeth require extraction. (
  • Fluid-filled sacs called cysts sometimes form around impacted wisdom teeth . (
  • Two types of cysts commonly associated with wisdom teeth are dentigerous cysts that involve the crown and radicular cysts that form around the root tips. (
  • Cysts may need to be surgically removed along with the wisdom tooth. (
  • Partially erupted wisdom teeth are challenging to clean and maintain good oral hygiene around. (
  • Orthodontists frequently recommend removing wisdom teeth prophylactically after braces treatment to avoid wisdom teeth undoing the corrected bite alignment. (
  • For patients who need wisdom tooth removal in the Andover area, Dr. Charles McQuade can help. (
  • If your wisdom tooth are impacted or need to be extracted, you can trust our highly trained professional team. (
  • Fortunately, with the exception of teeth that have to be extracted (such as impacted wisdom teeth), most others cases of tooth loss can often be prevented. (
  • The emotional impact of tooth loss can be profound, affecting various aspects of a person's life. (
  • One quarter (26%) of adults aged 65 or older have 8 or fewer teeth. (
  • Total tooth loss among adults aged 65 or older decreased by more than 30% from 27% in 1999-2004 to 17% in 2011-2016. (
  • Among adults aged 20-64 years, over 40% who currently smoke cigarettes had untreated tooth decay. (
  • Among adults aged 65 and over, 34% who were currently smoking cigarettes had untreated tooth decay. (
  • The logic of this theory makes sense because with fewer teeth, the teeth and jaw are not moving as often. (