The tooth is one of the most important organs in the body, a good tooth is to maintain good health, and this is particularly important for the elderly is concerned. So, the elderly, how to maintain their teeth? Author interview with People's Liberation Army 304 Hospital Dental Officer Zhang Jianqiang, deputy director of Physicians.
The dental characteristic of the elderly is generally performed for more than four:
First, tooth wear: The tooth after decades of use, the surface of the enamel (enamel) has been basically wearing exhausted, exposed dentin, the tooth surface is flattened, shorter teeth. Leading to dinner when the bite is not bad things, a long time to eat joint tired, can not eat cold, heat can not eat chewing inefficient, temporomandibular joint disease, the symptoms of dental equipment dentine hypersensitivity, and some may develop into teeth pulpitis, periapical and persistent pain.
: Wedge-shaped defects of tooth neck of the elderly can often see a rampant groove-like defect, the formation of the main reasons for the acidic environment of the teeth of local corrosion, occlusal stress, long-term incorrect brushing. The wedge-shaped defects can cause allergy, pain, and feeling of the teeth, secondary caries, and tooth cross breaks complications.
Three teeth: one to the atrophy of old age, gingival and periodontal tissues, gradually increasing gaps between the teeth, teeth longer, likely to cause food impaction, leading to the Young people should pay attention to oral prevention occurrence and development of root caries and periodontal tissues of the pathological absorption, tooth defects and loosening lesions.
Fourth, the residual root and crown teeth: This is due to the long-term tooth wear, dental caries, wedge-shaped defect reason not to get effective control and treatment, or due to delays in treatment because of patient fear of fillings and extractions.