Periodontal disease is one of the two major oral diseases. Because of the action of calculus and bacteria, the alveolar bone and gingiva that support the teeth are inflamed and atrophied, thus the teeth are loosened and eventually lost, which is the main cause of tooth loss in adults. Periodontal disease has no obvious symptoms in the early and middle period, and so on, when symptoms appear, the general state of disease is very serious, and often many teeth or even full mouth teeth are lost at the same time or must be removed, in the course of the doctor treating the patients.
Periodontal disease will only be actively sought after it has developed to an advanced stage, with the occurrence of loosening and falling out of the posterior teeth to affect mastication, and aesthetic effects on the anterior teeth, but many patients will only repair the missing teeth on a compensatory basis. Still ignore the periodontal disease that causes tooth loss!
The understanding of periodontal disease is not as obvious and direct as dental caries can cause toothache. Even a professional dentist, after decades of professional study and years of clinical practice and exploration, and the diagnosis and treatment of hundreds of patients, had to establish a clearer concept. Become a professional. Each diagnosis should be based on the professional techniques of periodontal bag exploration and X-ray imaging. This shows that it is unrealistic to require an ordinary patient to reach the same level as a professional within a short period of time.
According to clinical observations, men tend to be more serious than women when they develop oral disease, researchers say. Epidemiological data also show that men do have higher rates of periodontal disease than women around the world. May cause this phenomenon is that men pay less attention to oral cleaning, hygiene. According to the above analysis, this can be explained in this way, because men are generally more rational. When they are faced with things they are unfamiliar with and do not understand, they are more stubborn and less likely to believe what other people say. This makes them less likely to accept dentists' advice on diagnosis and treatment when they don't understand what periodontal disease is all about.
And women are relatively emotional. As long as they build trust in a dentist, and if they don't fully understand what periodontal disease is, they will try to get the dentist's diagnosis and advice and seek early treatment. Thus halting or delaying the development and deterioration of periodontitis.
As a professional of dental medicine, it is necessary to continuously, with little effort, promote the transformation of professional knowledge of periodontal diseases into the medical knowledge of general patients, thus helping patients to understand the logical link between the hazards of periodontal diseases and the causes of periodontal diseases. And in the day-to-day diagnosis and treatment, as always, strive to win the trust of every patient. Only in this way can the patient be guided to seek the prevention and treatment of periodontal disease.