myth dental

Due to different socio-economic environment and different culture, we develop some wrong impressions in our mind. Not only associated with dental problems but generally, we’ve many misconceptions..since we were in such a diversified atmosphere what we hear from others isn’t always right. I am here unfolding some facts regarding dental treatments.

1. Myth: Removal of upper jawbone teeth affects the vision.

Facts:- This is often a completely wrong concept. Any treatment of any of upper tooth doesn’t affect your vision including the tooth extraction.

2. Myth: Professional cleaning/scaling/removal of tartar loosens the teeth.

Facts: Teeth are held firmly by the supporting tissues of the periodontium including bone. Bad oral hygiene leads to the deposition of tartar /calculus on the tooth surface. These deposits irritate the gums and may cause inflammation and bleeding of the gums. If the tartar isn’t removed, the gums may recede and therefore the supporting bone around the teeth gets destroyed. The tartar on the teeth thus causes great harm to the supporting tissues of the teeth. However, patients may experience slight mobility of the teeth after tartar is removed because it quite binds the teeth together. Professional cleaning removes this tartar and arrests further destruction of supporting bone. Removal of tartar deposits only helps to recover the health of supporting structures. This chain of events doesn’t happen in people that have dental checkup regularly

3.Myth: Dental procedures are always painful.

Facts: Most dental procedures are administered under local anaesthesia, which makes the procedures totally painless. additionally the fashionable day high-speed drills cause fewer vibrations and are easier for the patients.

4.Myth: Dental treatment should be avoided during pregnancy.

Facts: The above notion isn’t true. many a time dental treatment is provided even during late pregnancy. Routine dental procedures are often administered with none fear. However, major surgery may require medical opinion before treatment. Dental X-rays are to be avoided during the primary three months of pregnancy.

5.Myth: Cleaning the teeth with finger & powder is healthier than with toothbrush.

Facts: The utilization of a toothbrush with bristles to wash plaque and food particles from most the surface of the teeth. The finger might not reach all the areas also as a brush does. Hence, it’s recommended to use a toothbrush with paste to wash the teeth and freshen the mouth. Finger can only be wont to massage the gums after brushing is complete.

6.Myth: An artificial set of teeth or a complete denture that’s made once is forever.

Facts: While it’s true that well-fitting dentures are employed by the patient for several years, it’s a myth that they are often retained forever. The oral tissues that lie below the dentures change over a period of your time. But the dentures are made from stiff materials that don’t adapt consistently with the changing contours of the oral tissues. Thus even a well-fitting denture might not fit well after a couple of years. If an ill-fitting denture is sustained to be worn, it can cause damage to the underlying tissues. Thus most dentists advise changing of the dentures once in a minimum of 5 years.

7.Myths: When the gums bleed, it’s better to not brush the teeth.

Facts: Bleeding of gums may be a sign that they’re inflamed and aren’t healthy. This usually may be a result of plaque and food particles accumulating around the teeth. Until this collection is removed, the gums still bleed. this is often a sign that the individual must visit a dentist for opinion and treatment. Brushing the teeth with a soft toothbrush by the right technique removes the plaque and helps the gums recover. Initial bleeding is seen during brushing gradually reduces over a period of your time.

8.Myths: Milk teeth needn’t be cared for because they last just for a couple of years, and these teeth will anyway get replaced by permanent teeth.

Facts: Early loss of milk teeth will interfere with chewing and affect the child’s nutrition. Early loss of milk teeth results in drifting of the adjacent teeth and closure of a number of the space that’s required for the succeeding permanent teeth to erupt into. Such a loss of space will cause the permanent teeth to erupt in irregular position and end in crowding. Therefore milk teeth got to have cared for the maximum amount as permanent teeth.

9.Myths: Keeping an aspirin tablet beside a painful tooth reduces the tooth pain.

Facts: A toothache can’t be relieved by placing an aspirin tablet anywhere within the mouth. actually this is often a dangerous habit because it causes burns of the soft tissues around the area of placement. Hence, aspirin tablets shouldn’t be placed in the mouth but swallowed after eating some food to alleviate the pain.

10.Myths: Thumb sucking by children results in forward placement of upper teeth.

Facts : Thumb sucking may be a normal infant habit, which makes the kid feel secure and happy. it always decreases after the age of three years. However, if the habit persists beyond the age of 4-5 years it can cause problems of the teeth including forward placement of the teeth. In these children, depending upon the frequency and severity of the habit an intervention of the habit by a dentist could also be required.

11. Myths: Root canal treatment is painful.

Facts: Root canal treatment doesn’t cause pain, it relieves it. Most patients see their dentist or endodontist once they have a severe toothache. The toothache is often caused by damaged tissues within the tooth. root canal treatment removes this damaged tissue from the tooth, thereby relieving the pain you are feeling. The perception of passages being painful began decades ago when root canal treatment was painful. But with the newest technologies and anaesthetics, root canal treatment today is not any more uncomfortable than having a filling placed. In fact, a recent survey showed that patients who have experienced root canal treatment are sixfold more likely to explain it as “painless” than patients who haven’t had root canal treatment.