March 29, 2019

Why is Full Mouth Rehabilitation Needed

Poor oral hygiene leads to various problems related to teeth and gums. Regular dental visits help control these problems. Also, there are a few things that have always been advised to us so that we don’t fall prey to dental issues, such as tooth decay, gum disease, or enamel damage.

At Dr Sanjay Kalra’s Multi Speciality Dental Clinic, the best dental clinic in Chandigarh, we have specialized technology to help our patients smile with the utmost confidence. Two of our services – full mouth rehabilitation and full mouth dental implants are explained about in this blog.

Full Mouth Rehabilitation Treatment refers to the process of restoration of all the teeth in upper and lower jaws. The need for mouth rehabilitation occurs due to worn out dentition, bone loss, tooth loss, trauma, decay, and fracture of the teeth. The patient usually complains of extreme sensitivity in his/ her teeth or unaesthetic appearance of his/ her teeth. Full mouth rehabilitation is a process that involves the correct diagnosis before the start of the procedure. Finding the cause of wear and tear is more important than the treatment itself. Full mouth rehabilitation can be life-changing if done correctly. It can be a failure if done by a novice or an untrained prosthodontist. Following are the steps involved for the same.

The dentist does a complete clinical examination, this includes an examination of the muscles of the face and the cheeks, the temporomandibular joints, the teeth and gums. The teeth are checked for decay, the extent of decay. If the patient complains of mobile teeth, the problem mostly lies in the gums and the bone. The patient may complain of teeth sensitivity to hot and cold liquids and food. The main culprit for this is the loss of the enamel layer of the teeth which may happen because of teeth grinding, clenching of the teeth or intake of acidic foods. Clenching of teeth is commonly seen in fitness freaks and gym goers. When lifting a lot of weight, it is a tendency to bite hard, which is extremely harmful to the enamel of the teeth. It is recommended to all bodybuilders and weight lifting professionals to use a bite guard when in the gym.

Our next blog will talk about how full mouth rehabilitation takes place.

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