Diabetes and its oral effects

Increased blood glucose level will not only affects the internal organs but also it has its own hazardous effects on the oral cavity and its associated structures. Effect on gums : Diabetes will influence the onset and course of gum diseases. As such, gums may not get weakened out of diabetes directly, but it will…

Dry socket – Reason and treatment

After removal of tooth, blood clot formation is an essential element for the healing to take place. When the blood clot is dislodged from the socket, healing becomes extremely slow or nil and the condition is called as dry socket. Reasons for dry socket : Dislodgement of blood clot from the socket Difficulty in tooth…

Dry mouth – cause and effect

Less amount of saliva secretion cause dry mouth. It is a clinical manifestation of salivary gland dysfunction. There are various factors that causes dry mouth. Various causes for dry mouth :  Radiation induced  Radiation therapy to head and neck region for cancer treatment affects the salivary gland cells (dose dependent) causing dry mouth. Medicine/ drug…

Instructions to be followed after tooth removal

There are certain instructions that should be followed after removal of tooth for better healing process. All these precautions are taken inorder to provide a healthy environment for the blood clot formation and enhance the healing of the tooth removed socket. On the day of extraction , Bite the cotton firmly for about one hour…

Effect of tobacco on the oral cavity

A week after the world anti-tobacco day, it is good to write a blog on smoking and its adverse effects to the oral cavity. Tobacco as such is a carcinogen (cancer causing agent). From inflammation till cancer, tobacco can cause anything and everything. A few notable effects that tobacco could cause to oral cavity are,…