2 Year Molars: Symptoms, Remedies, and Everything Else
The first thing to understand is that there are different types of teeth. There are permanent teeth (which will not come out) and non-permanent teeth (which may or may not come out). Permanent teeth include your upper front teeth like your upper incisors, lower back teeth like your lower front incisors, middle front incisors and all other permanent tooth(s). Non-permanent teeth include everything else like baby teeth, wisdom teeth, fillings and crowns.
All of these things have their own set of symptoms and treatments.
Permanent Teeth Symptoms
You might experience some of the following symptoms when you have a bad case of periodontitis. These are just generalizations and could apply to any type of periodontal disease. If you do suffer from one or more of these symptoms, please seek medical attention immediately!
1. Painful Periodontal Disease – You feel pain every time you brush your teeth.
You feel pain when you eat crunchy food, but you feel no pain when eating soft foods. You are experiencing difficulty chewing some types of foods and may have a dry mouth.
2. Bleeding Gums – Your gums are so swollen that they are bleeding every time that you brush your teeth or floss.
You may notice red spots on your toothbrush from all of the bleeding.
3. Bad Breath – You are suffering from a dry mouth, which is causing bad breath.
4. Loose Teeth – Your teeth are loose and you are even able to shake them.
5. Generalized Pain – You feel pain all the time.
It feels like your entire jaw has swollen up and is painful to touch. There may even be days where you do not have any symptoms, but you experience pain because the disease has damaged the bone that holds your teeth in place.
Permanent Teeth Remedies
There are several things that you can do to treat and even prevent periodontitis from occurring. If it is caught in the early stages, you may be able to reverse it. However, if left untreated for a long period of time, it can severely damage the bones and gums in your mouth. In some cases, it can even lead to a loss of teeth.
1. Good Dental Hygiene – This is the number one thing that you can do on your own to help treat and prevent periodontitis from occurring in the first place.
Brush your teeth at least twice a day (morning and night) with a soft bristle toothbrush. Always remember to brush your tongue as this is where the bacteria like to collect. Flossing at least once a day will help to remove any bacteria and plaque that your toothbrush might have missed. Make sure that you are using the proper technique when brushing and flossing.
2. Visit Your Dentist Regularly – Your dentist can examine your teeth, gums and provide you with necessary dental hygiene tips.
They can also tell you if you have signs of periodontitis. They can even give you more in-depth advice and tips on how to properly take care of your teeth.
3. Get Fillings Replaced – If you do have fillings that contain metal, the metals can cause further damage to the gums around the filling.
You should have these types of fillings replaced with tooth colored fillings as soon as possible.
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Modern approaches to caries management of the primary dentition by NPT Innes, DJP Evans – British dental journal, 2013 – nature.com
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