Smoking and Gum Disease | Yaas Dental Care

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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