Geriatric Dentistry - Dental Clinic Smiles Design

COM A IDADE QUAIS OS PRINCIPAIS PROBLEMAS QUE PODEM SURGIR NA CAVIDADE ORAL, NOS DENTES, NAS GENGIVAS E NAS MUCOSAS?

The most common problems that come with age are cavities, particularly root caries (tooth roots), periodontal disease (gums), the loss of teeth, the functional changes of the oral cavity (chewing), tooth wear, oral cancer, xerostomia (dry mouth feel) and Cranium-facial pain. Other age-related changes are related to the appearance of mucous membranes thin and sensitive, change the color of teeth and decreased perception of certain flavors.

PERANTE PROBLEMAS COM A MINHA SAÚDE GERAL POSSO FAZER TRATAMENTOS COM SEGURANÇA NO MÉDICO DENTISTA?

Yes, it is important to visit the Dentist and inform you of all the health problems and the medicines you are taking. In this way, the dental medical treatment will be safe, because professionals will take all necessary care and perform the appropriate treatments to each clinical situation.

É IMPORTANTE INFORMAR O MEU MÉDICO DENTISTA DE TODOS OS MEDICAMENTOS QUE TOMO?

Yes, because some medications when taken continuously has repercussions in the oral cavity and the treatments. The Dentist can adjust the prescribed therapy and perform the treatments in the oral cavity, reducing or even avoiding interference of these medicines.

É IMPORTANTE MANTER OS DENTES NATURAIS?

Yes, we should seek to maintain the natural teeth using Dental resources. A single tooth can be a means of retaining a removable prosthesis, for a few years. The preventive care of this tooth, including the number of visits to be carried out at the Dentist, should be the same, as if there were more teeth in the oral cavity.

AS ALTERAÇÕES ESTÉTICAS, DE DENTES E DAS GENGIVAS, QUE SURGEM COM A IDADE, PODEM SER CORRIGIDAS?

Yes, with the age the teeth may be getting more yellow color changes and/or Brown, as well as long-looking teeth can arise due to gingival retraction, or shorter, because of wear. There are treatments, sometimes simple and inexpensive, which can help improve the aesthetics in some situations, the use of composite resins or tooth whitening. Other more complex and complete as prosthetic rehabilitations or the use of fixed orthodontics (tooth positioning correction) can be also indicated solutions at that age.

EXISTEM RISCOS EM MANTER NA CAVIDADE ORAL OS DENTES NATURAIS?

Not since the teeth do not present problems of caries, periodontal disease (gums), or are causing trauma of mucous membranes or other change that would harm the overall health. Must be the Dentist to assess your oral health and establish an appropriate treatment plan.

QUAIS OS PROBLEMAS MAIS GRAVES QUE PODEM SURGIR COM A PERDA DOS DENTES NATURAIS?

In addition to the aesthetic, phonetic changes and functional loss of a tooth in the mouth causes changes in the other teeth, would alter the relationship that these establish, that is, the remaining teeth move to the spaces that are "empty" suffering rotations and versions and changing the occlusion (bite).

QUANDO OS DENTES “ABANAM”, OU AS GENGIVAS SANGRAM E DOEM, O QUE DEVO FAZER?

It should be taken with the utmost urgency to the Dentist for this rate the State of the mouth. May be urgent, in addition to other measures, conducting a descaling (cleaning) to eliminate plaque and/or tartar which are causes of this clinical situation. The plaque is a kind of film that adheres to the teeth and gums and when is not removed it becomes hard and wrinkled, harmful Tartar to the gums and the teeth, leading to support in a more advanced stage, pain and dental mobility.

QUE MEDIDAS PREVENTIVAS APLICAR PARA AJUDAR A MANTER A SAÚDE DA MINHA BOCA?

Brush your teeth daily, at least twice a day, one of which is compulsory before bed, with a medium brush, and use pipe cleaners between your teeth or dental floss to clean the spaces between the teeth and a tongue scraper to clean the tongue. Use a daily fluoretado toothpaste and fluoride supplementation in mouthwash, is ideal to prevent tooth decay and tooth loss. The antimicrobials as chlorhexidine can help reduce bacteria in the mouth help control plaque and Tartar. If you experience dry mouth, use saliva substitutes to moisten the oral cavity. Can be useful. Ask your Dentist. Be careful with foods rich in sugar (refined or not). Should visit the Dentist at least 2 times a year.

VALE A PENA COLOCAR PRÓTESES DENTÁRIAS PARA SUBSTITUIR OS DENTES NATURAIS PERDIDOS?

Yes. The teeth are involved in processes such as chewing, swallowing, phonetics and in the aspect of facial aesthetics. When we lost teeth, we suffer any of those changes that can be minimized if we replace missing teeth through dental prostheses, which may be fixed or removable.

COMO PODEM SER SUBSTITUÍDOS OS DENTES NATURAIS PERDIDOS?

Tooth loss in the elderly can be compensated through treatments with fixed prosthesis or removable prosthesis. The treatments with removable dentures are the most common, and the elderly rehabilitated with prosthesis be subjected to continuous attention by the physician. This professional will have a preventive attention, in order to assess the need for changes and usages.

QUE CUIDADOS DEVO TER COM AS PRÓTESES DENTÁRIAS?

The maintenance of prostheses requires some care, such as hygiene after meals (of prostheses and natural teeth if available), cleaning is made with a special brush for prostheses, or a nail brush with nylon bristles and a bit of toothpaste or if you can a little SOAP or a specific product to clean dentures to prevent stains. Finally, the passage by plenty of water. Remove dentures during sleep, daily, for the mucous membranes rest for a few hours, except in rare exceptions. Saves them in water, associated with the use of disinfectant tablets marketed (alkaline). Whenever a "malaise" in the oral mucosa, seek the help of the Dentist.

COMO POSSO MANTER UMA BOA SAÚDE ORAL NA MINHA IDADE?

By selecting a query in a dental clinic, where the doctor Dentist can identify oral problems and give information on how the resolve, in accordance with the needs of each individual. The recipients of the supplement for the elderly can go to the health center and request to the family doctor to support the Dental medicine consultation by integration in the Oral Health Project for elderly people (check dentist).

MESMO NÃO TENDO DENTES NATURAIS DEVO CONSULTAR UM MÉDICO DENTISTA COM REGULARIDADE?

Yes, over time the oral tissues suffer modifications which may arise when injuries not controlled can turn into malignant lesions. Patients with dentures suffer mucous membrane changes totals and misfits of the prosthesis, which should be corrected to avoid injuries and serious injury. In some situations you must evaluate the fungal infections associated with the use of dentures.

ONDE ME DEVO DIRIGIR PARA FAZER AS PRÓTESES DENTÁRIAS?

To replace the missing teeth for dentures, removable or fixed, should go to the Dentist and ask for an evaluation of the clinical situation and an indication of what the best type of prosthesis. These professionals have clinical skills to advise and treat.

POSSO BENEFICIAR DE COMPARTICIPAÇÃO FINANCEIRA NA AQUISIÇÃO E REPARAÇÃO DAS MINHAS PRÓTESES?

The recipients of the supplement for the elderly can be taken to a Dental Clinic for the realization, the upgrading or to fix the dentures. The Dentist will provide a copy of the prescription of the prosthesis, the itemized invoice of expenditure and receipt of payment. These documents should be delivered in the health centre, which checks all documentation.

Payment is made by the Social Security Institute, and is reflected in a reimbursement to 75% (maximum 250 every 3 years) of the expenditure on the acquisition and repair of dental prostheses.

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