Friday, 29 June 2012

Characteristics of the elderly dental

The tooth is one of the most important organ in the body, good teeth is to maintain good health, which is particularly important for the elderly is concerned. So, the elderly, how to maintain their teeth it? A dental characteristic of the elderly is generally performed over four:

1. 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, and shorter teeth. Leading to eat 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 dentine hypersensitivity, and some may develop into teeth pulpitis, periapical and persistent pain.

2. The 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, the 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.

3. More teeth: to old age, gingival and dental equipment periodontal tissue atrophy, gradually increasing the gaps between the teeth, teeth longer, likely to cause food impaction, leading to the occurrence and development of root caries and periodontal the organization of pathological absorption, so that the dental defects and loosening lesions.

4. Residual root and crown teeth and more: This is a long-term tooth wear, dental caries, wedge-shaped defect reason not to get effective control and What type of bad breath treatment or delayed treatment because of patient fear of fillings and extractions caused.

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