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Gum Disease, (Gingivitis) A Simple Guide To The Condition, Diagnosis, Treatment And Related Conditions

Gum Disease, (Gingivitis) A Simple Guide To The Condition, Diagnosis, Treatment And Related Conditions

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Gum Disease, (Gingivitis) A Simple Guide To The Condition, Diagnosis, Treatment And Related Conditions

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Gum Disease (Gingivitis) is an acute dental disorder which produces inflammation and infection of the gums with redness, swelling and bleeding.
Gingivitis is a type of periodontal disease.
Periodontal disorder is inflammation and infection that damages the tissues that prop up the teeth.
This may be the gums, the periodontal ligaments, and the tooth sockets.
Dependent on the seriousness, gum disease is normally classified into two types - gingivitis and periodontitis.
Gingivitis
Most cases of gingivitis are produced by plaque.
This is then termed plaque-linked gingivitis.
Periodontitis
Periodontitis is literally the inflammation around the tooth.
It happens if gingivitis is worsened and continues to affect the tissue that connects the teeth to the gums (the periodontium), and the supporting bone.
As a result of periodontitis, a gap (pocket) widens between the tooth and gum.
If left not treated, the tooth may slowly become loose and ultimately drop out.
Dentists evaluate the seriousness of periodontitis by evaluating the depth of the pockets that occur between the gum and tooth.
Plaque can be eradicated from shallow pockets (up to about 3 mm deep) by brushing and clean-up teeth in a normal way.
Deeper pockets require to be treated by a dentist, as normal tooth brushing and cleaning will not get to the bottom of the pocket.
Plaque if not removed becomes a hard deposit called tartar.
Plaque and tartar (calculus) was present in more than 7 in 10 adults who had teeth.
Gingivitis occurs because of the long-term results of plaque deposits on the teeth.
Plaque is a sticky substance made of bacteria, mucus, and food debris that form on the exposed parts of the teeth.
If the patient does not get rid of plaque, it becomes a hard deposit called tartar (or calculus) that becomes caught at the base of the tooth.
Plaque and tartar aggravate and agitate the gums.
Mild gingivitis does not produce any symptoms.
The gums look slightly distended and reddened.
Moderate gingivitis can produce more noticeable swelling and reddening of the gums.
The gums often bleed a little when the patient cleans the teeth.
Diagnosis is based on:
1. Symptoms and signs of red, swollen and inflamed gums
2. Blood tests (full blood count, ESR and blood culture)
3. X-rays of teeth
Treatment is by good oral hygiene, mouth rinses, antibiotics, plaque removal and surgery for gum abscess.
In surgical treatment a dentist may clear a pocket next to a tooth where infection is there.
1.Scaling: This is the removal of calculus from above and below the gum line
2.Polishing: This is the removal of plaque and stains from the root surface.
3.Root Planing: The dentist may remove tough calculus and bacterial deposits along the smooth surface of the tooth next to the gum under local anesthesia

TABLE OF CONTENT
Introduction
Chapter 1 Gum Disease (Gingivitis)
Chapter 2 Causes
Chapter 3 Symptoms
Chapter 4 Diagnosis
Chapter 5 Treatment
Chapter 6 Prognosis
Chapter 7 Dental Decay
Chapter 8 Toothache
Epilogue

Éditeur:
Sortie:
Oct 18, 2016
ISBN:
9781370880805
Format:
Livre

À propos de l'auteur

Medical doctor since 1972.Started Kee Clinic in 1974 at 15 Holland Dr #03-102, relocated to 36 Holland Dr #01-10 in 2009.Did my M.Sc (Health Management ) in 1991 and Ph.D (Healthcare Administration) in 1993.Dr Kenneth Kee is still working as a family doctor at the age of 70.However he has reduced his consultation hours to 3 hours in the morning and 2 hours inthe afternoon.He first started writing free blogs on medical disorders seen in the clinic in 2007 on http://kennethkee.blogspot.com.His purpose in writing these simple guides was for the health education of his patients which is also his dissertation for his Ph.D (Healthcare Administration). He then wrote an autobiography account of his journey as a medical student to family doctor on his other blog http://afamilydoctorstale.blogspot.comThis autobiography account “A Family Doctor’s Tale” was combined with his early “A Simple Guide to Medical Disorders” into a new Wordpress Blog “A Family Doctor’s Tale” on http://ken-med.com.From which many free articles from the blog was taken and put together into 1000 eBooks.He apologized for typos and spelling mistakes in his earlier books.He will endeavor to improve the writing in futures.Some people have complained that the simple guides are too simple.For their information they are made simple in order to educate the patients.The later books go into more details of medical disorders.He has published 1000 eBooks on various subjects on health, 1 autobiography of his medical journey, another on the autobiography of a Cancer survivor, 2 children stories and one how to study for his nephew and grand-daughter.The purpose of these simple guides is to educate patient on health disorders and not meant as textbooks.He does not do any night duty since 2000 ever since Dr Tan had his second stroke.His clinic is now relocated to the Buona Vista Community Centre.The 2 units of his original clinic are being demolished to make way for a new Shopping Mall.He is now doing some blogging and internet surfing (bulletin boards since the 1980's) startingwith the Apple computer and going to PC.The entire PC is upgraded by himself from XT to the present Pentium duo core.The present Intel i7 CPU is out of reach at the moment because the CPU is still expensive.He is also into DIY changing his own toilet cistern and other electric appliance.His hunger for knowledge has not abated and he is a lifelong learner.The children have all grown up and there are 2 grandchildren who are even more technically advanced than the grandfather where mobile phones are concerned.This book is taken from some of the many articles in his blog (now with 740 posts) A Family Doctor’s Tale.Dr Kee is the author of:"A Family Doctor's Tale""Life Lessons Learned From The Study And Practice Of Medicine""Case Notes From A Family Doctor"


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Gum Disease, (Gingivitis) A Simple Guide To The Condition, Diagnosis, Treatment And Related Conditions - Kenneth Kee

Gum Disease,

(Gingivitis)

A

Simple

Guide

To

The Condition,

Diagnosis,

Treatment

And

Related Conditions

By

Dr Kenneth Kee

M.B.,B.S. (Singapore)

Ph.D (Healthcare Administration)

Copyright Kenneth Kee 2016 Smashwords Edition

Published by Kenneth Kee at Smashwords.com

Dedication

This book is dedicated

To my wife Dorothy

And my children

Carolyn, Grace

And Kelvin

This book describes the Gum Disease (Gingivitis), Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases which is seen in some of my patients in my Family Clinic.

(What You Need to Treat Gum Disease)

This eBook is licensed for the personal enjoyment only. This eBook may not be re-sold or given away to other people. If you would like to share this book with another person, please purchase an additional copy for each reader.

If you’re reading this book and did not purchase it, or it was not purchased for your use only, then please return to Smashwords.com and purchase your own copy.

Thank you for respecting the hard work of this author.

Introduction

I have been writing medical articles for my blog http://kennethkee.blogspot.com (A Simple Guide to Medical Condition) for the benefit of my patients since 2007.

My purpose in writing these simple guides was for the health education of my patients.

Health Education was also my dissertation for my Ph.D (Healthcare Administration).

I then wrote an autobiolographical account of his journey as a medical student to family doctor on his other blog http://afamilydoctorstale.blogspot.com.

This autobiolographical account A Family Doctor’s Tale was combined with my early A Simple Guide to Medical Conditions into a new Wordpress Blog A Family Doctor’s Tale on http://kenkee481.wordpress.com.

From which many free articles from the blog was taken and put together into 700 amazon kindle books and some into Smashwords.com eBooks.

Some people have complained that the simple guides are too simple.

For their information they are made simple in order to educate the patients.

The later books go into more details of medical conditions.

The first chapter is always from my earlier blogs which unfortunately tends to have typos and spelling mistakes.

Since 2013, I have tried to improve my spelling and writing.

As I tried to bring you the latest information about a condition or illness by reading the latest journals both online and offline, I find that I am learning more and improving on my own medical knowledge in diagnosis and treatment for my patients.

Just by writing all these simple guides I find that I have learned a lot from your reviews (good or bad), criticism and advice.

I am sorry for the repetitions in these simple guides as the second chapters onwards have new information as compared to my first chapter taken from my blog.

I also

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