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Smoking and Gum Disease

A Dandenong patient referred to our clinic by one of our old friends.patient was in mid 40s and Her main complaint was severe sensitivity of her teeth when drinking hot and cold.She related this problem to all her teeth.After examination and taking intra-oral x-rays, no sign of decay was found on any of her teeth but her gums had moderate general recession around all her molar teeth.Her oral hygiene was excellent as she brushes her teeth twice daily and floss regularly.The only social risk factor was long term cigarette smoking.It has been researched that smoking can cause chronic gum disease and recession by switching on inflammatory mediators in the body.The treatment was to desensitize the teeth with the help of home and in office products such as high fluoride concentration gel.patient was placed on follow up until the full remission achieved......
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Fibre re-enforced Composit Bridge

Cranbourne Dentist

A Cranbourne patient presented with missing upper front tooth which was extracted while ago due to vertical root fracture.Now he has decided to replace it because it affects his smile,but he is not ready to spend too much at this stage of his life. After thorough assessment with acquiring intra-oral photographs and models,we offered him to replace the tooth with a dental implant but because of the bone loss in the vicinity of that area,bone grafting will be required which increases the cost of the treatment.Mr D is reluctant to spend too much now for this procedure.A high cost treatment option was offered to him by a Cranbourne Dentist,which didn't meet his requirements. Then we offered to replace the missing tooth with a removable partial denture which he didn't like the idea at all. The third option was a bridge but because the teeth adjacent to lost tooth are quite healthy,we offered...
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Acid Erosion

A Beaconsfield dental patient presented with severe enamel erosion on almost all the teeth is his mouth.His occupation was wine testing in Tasmania. Most.Most of the enamel on the teeth surfaces were chemically eroded by strong acidity of the wine.The lesions look like cup lesions and were very sensitive to thermal stimulation.A thorough clinical and radiographic examination was conducted to eliminate any other cause of the disease.Once the diagnosis was confirmed as enamel acid erosion,the decision was made to modify the risk factor by advising him to change the acidic environment of his mouth.Home care products were prescribed to harden the enamel surfaces with calcium and phosphate and fluoride ions.When the risk factor controlled,a comprehensive restorative work began to get the teeth back to the normal aesthetic and function......
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