What are some serious dental problems

Bad teeth: health risks


Dental health is important because bad teeth can pose a health risk to the entire body.

Well-cared for and healthy teeth are not only important for their appearance. Sick or even dead teeth can also lead to numerous diseases in those affected. Daily oral hygiene is of course very important, but often it is not enough. At some point there is a pinch in the mouth and a trip to the dentist is essential. However, this step is very difficult for the many patients in Germany who suffer from pronounced fear of dentists. Often they avoid going to the dentist for years and the teeth are getting sicker and sicker. They can be helped quickly and easily.

A dentist like Dr. Benetatos in Munich, who specializes in anxious patients, can help patients to have a healthy and confident smile in a few sessions in an understanding and painless way and avoid secondary diseases caused by diseased teeth.

Avoid diseases caused by broken and diseased teeth

Millions of bacteria settle in the oral cavity of every person. This condition is normal and not a cause for concern. However, if these bacteria can get into the bloodstream through tooth decay or inflamed gums, they can cause a variety of diseases. At least they think of sick teeth as the cause. So it is especially important to know about it. If left untreated, tooth decay leads to the destruction and death of the tooth. The bacteria can penetrate the tooth nerve through the hole in the tooth. This is usually a very painful process. But this final situation is easy to prevent. The bacteria need a certain amount of time until then. Timely treatment of the affected teeth prevents the tooth from dying off. Often only one session at the dentist is necessary to remove the dental caries from the diseased tooth.

The gums can also become diseased. The first sign of this is bleeding gums when you brush your teeth. If that rarely happens, it usually doesn't mean anything bad. Since it is very well supplied with blood, brushing your teeth with hard toothbrushes can quickly lead to small bleeding wounds. However, if the patient notices regular bleeding gums, he should make an appointment with the dentist in the near future. Inflammation of the gums can lead to so-called periodontitis. This is caused by plaque. If this is left untreated, not only other physical diseases can occur. The bacteria gradually destroy the jaw and lead to bone loss. The teeth lose their hold and may even fall out.

If the tooth has already died, it is all the more important to make an appointment with the dentist. The dead tooth is usually symptom-free and no longer hurts because the nerve is already dead. However, a multitude of harmful bacteria, fungi and viruses cavort inside the tooth. These can lead to disease of the surrounding teeth and the gums that hold the teeth. These consequences are easy to avoid. The dead tooth is cleaned and treated by the dentist. This is completely painless as the nerve has already died.

Illnesses caused by bad teeth

Sick teeth put a strain on the immune system. As with any disease, the body tries to defend itself against the bacteria and viruses. If the diseased teeth are not treated, it can lead to serious illnesses or allergies. The teeth are connected to the rest of the body through their nerves and blood vessels. If bacteria, viruses or fungi get into the blood, secondary diseases arise that the patient seldom associates with his teeth. The constant stress on the immune system can cause problems such as tiredness, difficulty concentrating and exhaustion. In addition, the patient is often more prone to respiratory diseases. If the germs of periodontal disease get into the lungs through inhalation, they can also cause pneumonia, for example. The heart is also at risk. If bacteria reach the heart through the bloodstream, there is a risk of heart inflammation. In addition, diseased teeth promote the development of vascular calcification, which in the worst case can lead to a heart attack or a stroke.

There is also a direct connection between bad teeth and an increased risk of developing diabetes. Inflammation of the gums, such as periodontal disease, causes blood sugar to rise. Secondary diseases such as back pain and chronic headaches are less dangerous than stressful. Patients do not chew properly due to painful teeth and tension in the neck, neck and back area occurs. If this problem is not resolved, the patient risks chronic misalignment of his jaw.

It doesn't take much to avoid this: thorough and daily oral hygiene and a trustworthy dentist. The basis for healthy and beautiful teeth is first of all your own dental and oral hygiene. The teeth should be thoroughly brushed at least twice a day. The spaces between the teeth and the tongue should not be forgotten. In addition, regular visits to the dentist are very important. With regular check-ups and teeth cleaning, the teeth stay healthy. If the teeth are already diseased, they can usually be restored in a few sessions. Patients with dental fear should not hesitate and make an appointment with a doctor who has experience with fearful patients. Here you will be shown and offered gentle and painless dental treatment solutions in a trusting atmosphere. Within a few sessions, you will be relieved of pain and the risk of secondary diseases.

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