Oral, dental diseases; Causes, cure and remedies

The oral and dental caries and gum diseases are common in our society. These can only be prevented if we pay serious attention.


Assistant Professor Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Institute of the Dentistry of LUMHS, Prof, Dr. Kashif Ali Channar, talking to APP in Hyderabad on Tuesday, said that the periodontal disease is a major reason for losing teeth, but there are some factors that appear to increase the risk.

About the diet, he said one should reduce the consumption of food and drinks containing sugar. He added that dental patients with severe dental caries may experience chronic oral pain and infection.

He suggested that the sugars, particularly non-milk sugars in items other than fresh fruits and vegetables, are the major dietary causes of caries.

About the pyorrhea, he informed the two most common dental diseases are the decay of teeth and pyorrhea.

About the causes of pyorrhea, Dr. Channar informed that the causes of pyorrhea include health problems, improper diet, eating the wrong food excessive intake of sugar and it is also often related to deficiency of vitamin C and calcium.

He said that considering the plaque forms on teeth as quickly as four hours after brushing the best method in preventing pyorrhea and periodontal diseases in general is through daily brushing and flossing with additional professional cleaning but surgical treatment may be required in instances of pyorrhea.

He said that 95 percent of dental diseases can be prevented with proper care.