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What is atrophy?

Atrophy is a decrease or absence of development of a body structure or part. In the dental sector, it is the loss of bone due to the absence of teeth, which makes it impossible to wear dental implants abroad and fixed prostheses. Bone atrophy can be localized in a specific area or be generalized in both the maxilla and the mandible.

Temporomandibular Joint: What is ATM in the mouth?

The temporomandibular joint is the one that allows us to perform all the chewing movements: lateral, up and down, protrusion, and retrusion.

ATM disorders are problems that affect the joints and chewing muscles that connect the lower jaw to the skull.

How to relieve ATM pain?

  1. You can perform massages both inside and outside the mouth.
  2. Palpation – You can apply pressure with your fingers to certain points of the jaw and fase.
  3. Cold spray and muscle stretching – It is done to relax the muscles.
  4. Anesthetic – Can ease pain.

Types of alterations

  • Myofascial pain: May appear in patients with a normal temporomandibular joint.
  • Internal asymmetry
  • Degenerative and inflammatory disorders

What are the causes of these disorders?

Pain can appear from a combination of factors:

  • Congenital and developmental disorders: lead to aplasias, hypoplasia, and hyperplasia.
  • Malocclusions. Muscle problems, headaches, and jaw dysfunctions over time.
  • Disorder of the condyle-disc complex
  • Metabolic diseases
  • Infections
  • Condylar subluxation
  • Neurological pathologies
  • Muscle disorders
  • Tooth loss
  • Trauma
  • Neoplasms
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Disc-condylar and disc-fossa adhesions
  • Ankylosis
  • Physical overload
  • Stress or depression
  • Inflammatory disorders

What are the symptoms?

  • Pain in the face, jaw, or neck
  • Pain around, in front or in the ear
  • Pain on both sides of the head
  • Pain on one side of the head that can be triggered when you clench your teeth
  • Pain in the muscles and/or joint of the jaw
  • Limited movement or locking of the jaw
  • Difficulty or discomfort to chew
  • A change in the way the teeth fit together
  • Muscle spasms around the jaw
  • Difficulty or discomfort to chew
  • A change in the way the teeth fit together
  • Muscle spasms around the jaw

Specialized ATM treatments

Each patient will be affected by ATM in a different way. In this case, the specialist will assess what the needs of each patient are to diagnose the treatment that best suits them. Jaw pain can go away with little or even no treatment. In the case of needing some treatment, you can go through the application of simple practices such as applying ice or eating soft foods. On the other hand, it may also require the use of pain relievers or devices to be placed in the mouth.

The specialist will always assess the situation of each patient in order to accurately recommend the application of treatments that will be required:

-Conservative treatments:

  • Stabilization splints: They reduce activity by modifying sensory stimulation, thereby reducing muscle pain caused by constant pressure on the jaw.
  • Physiotherapy: Favors the quality of life of patients.

-Surgical treatments:

  • Arthrocentesis: Through two intra-articular needles, a so-called joint lavage is performed where all microscopic particles are removed and then a solution is injected that helps lubricate the joint.
  • Arthroscopy: With an intra-articular camera (arthroscope), the joint can be examined, inflammatory tissue removed, and structures manipulated.
  • Joint replacement: In the event of functional disability, substitution by an artificial prosthesis is suggested.
  • Open Surgery: In the event that a tumor occurs in the joint, open surgery will be necessary so that the specialist can remove the damaged tissue.

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PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY. DENTISTRY PROTOCOL IN ASENSIO ODONTOLOGIA: TIPS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

You are probably nervous on your first day at the dentist … Don’t worry, it’s totally normal. We understand this and, therefore, want to improve your first experience in our dental clinic abroad. We are prepared to assist you, and you only need to remain calm and not let the nerves get into your head. When you visit our clinic for the first time, you get:

  • An exclusive box for the little ones (It’s set!)
  • A sense of confidence and security
  • A great first experience to remember

The first visit to the children’s dentist in Spain

Professionals in pediatric dentistry are specialists in providing curative and preventive care to the little ones so that their teeth develop in perfect conditions. We at Asensio Advanced Odontology clinic always strive to make you feel at home.

Tips for oral hygiene in little boys and girls

Thanks to the parents, the little ones begin to acquire their first oral cleaning habits. It is recommended that before the baby is one year old, you gently clean the gums with a damp gauze.

Once the first teeth begin to emerge, it is advisable to use a toothbrush suitable for their age. Because even children can develop their first cavities if there is prolonged contact with sugars in food, such as those contained in milk.

Another best tip that we can offer you is that you have to promote the child’s relationship with the dentist. It is essential to convey confidence to your child when they are discovering a new space with a specialized team, uniformed with masks and gloves and following sanitary and preventive measures.

How to generate a positive attitude in children towards the dentist

– Initiate the responsibility of oral hygiene in children, with the support of the dentist.

– Make them understand that visits to the dentist are necessary to avoid tooth problems and to check that everything is running smoothly!

-If you start taking your child to the dentist at an early age, their fear will disappear much sooner.

4 Essential recommendations for the first visit to the children’s dentist

  1. Bring an object that is considered valuable to increase your confidence and predisposition.
  2. Before going to the dentist, the objective should be explained in detail to reassure the child.
  3. Maintain oral hygiene throughout the family. Older adults should set an example for the little ones by maintaining exquisite dental hygiene.
  4. When their first visit to the dentist is over, recognize the little one’s bravery. Show that you are proud of them!

Finally, let us assure you that in our dental clinic in Spain for dental tourism, we follow all the prevention and safety measures against COVID-19. We will be happy to solve all your questions and help you as much as possible. You can count on your trusted dental clinic in Valencia to show off your best smile without any worry.

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SMOKING DURING DENTAL CURETAINING

What is dental curettage?

Dental curettage is a thorough cleaning that accesses areas that cannot be treated in conventional cleanings. In these circumstances, you have to work with a greater level of depth and the sooner it is done, the better.

The dental hygiene specialist applies local anesthesia to gain access to the periodontal pockets. Once the dental area is clean of tartar and bacteria, the root of the tooth is smoothed.

After a dental surgery of this style, it is essential to follow a series of care and precautions to guarantee the success of the intervention. Failing to do so could lead to complications to the point where a new operation has to be performed.

When is it necessary to do a dental curettage?

It is advisable to perform this type of deep cleaning when daily oral cleaning is not enough to eliminate bacterial plaque or tartar. It should also be done as soon as possible to avoid gum diseases such as gingivitis or periodontitis.

Oral Care Tips After Dental Curettage

– It is very important not to smoke for the next 48 hours, and also reduce the doses of tobacco. The gingiva of a smoker patient receives a lower blood and oxygen supply, at the same time that its defense mechanisms against dental plaque bacteria decrease. These harmful bacteria produce further destruction of the set of elements that hold the tooth.

– Brush your teeth normally, gently, and accompanied by the use of dental floss. Then apply the paste for sensitive gums and rub gently on the sensitive tooth, especially at the margin of the gum. It is recommended not to rinse immediately, you have to give it time to take effect.

Put your trust in our specialized team at Asensio Advanced Dentistry, your trusted dental clinic in Valencia for spain dental tourism, and feel free to call us at 963 82 55 77 or 685 54 29 95 for any queries or concerns.

Finally, let us assure you that in our dental clinic, we follow all the prevention and safety measures against COVID-19. We will be happy to solve all your questions and help you as much as possible. You can count on your trusted dental clinic in Valencia to show off your best smile without any worry.

Come visit us!

FIXED ORTHODONTICS

Orthodontics is a technique that consists of moving the teeth and/or the jawbones in a controlled manner to certain positions in order to solve problems of malpositioned teeth or jaws.

 

At Asensio Odontología Avanzada, best place for dental tourism, we carry out all kinds of treatments to achieve improvements in your health and dental aesthetics. There are several types of orthodontics, including removable and fixed.

What is fixed orthodontics?

This type of orthodontics has the peculiarity that it cannot be removed by the patient, as is the case with removable orthodontics, such as Invisalign invisible splints. Commonly known as brackets, these are metal pieces attached to the teeth to maintain the arch that is responsible for moving the teeth.

Moreover, there are fixed orthodontics made of ceramic material to achieve the tone of the tooth itself. When placed on the teeth, the brackets are hardly visible, providing an exquisite and differentiated aesthetic from conventional treatment.

How long does orthodontic treatment last?

In general, the orthodontic treatment varies from 6 to 8 months in the simplest cases and up to 24 to 30 months in the most complicated cases.

The duration of the treatment will depend on many factors that must be taken into account, such as the problem to be treated, the type of appliance, how the appliance is cared for, the speed at which the teeth move …

Benefits of fixed orthodontics

Treating this dental displacement in time helps correct malocclusions, prevent pain in the temporomandibular joint, slow down tooth wear, and solve chewing problems.

Finally, we report that in our dental clinic we follow the prevention and safety measures against COVID-19. We will be happy to solve all your questions and help you in any way possible in your safe dental clinic in Valencia, so that you can show your best smile without any concern and you can count on your trusted dental clinic. Come visit us!

A CLINIC ADAPTED FOR BOYS AND GIRLS

Asensio Odontología Avanzada, your dental clinic in Valencia, is totally reconditioned with themed and relaxing children’s spaces adapted for our smallest patients, thus generating one of the most fun experiences of going to your dental clinic.

At Clinica Dental Asensio we are aware of the importance of taking care of the oral health of the smallest of the house, and therefore we are experts in pediatric dentistry in Valencia. Pediatric dentistry is that part of dentistry that is responsible for the care, maintenance and prevention of children’s dental health from their childhood to adolescence.

It is recommended that the first dental check-up for boys and girls takes place when the first year is reached. In this review, the maxillary and mandible growth, the correct eruption of the teeth will be taken into account and the presence of pathologies such as cavities will be ruled out.

Previous tips to avoid dental problems in children:

  • Teach your children correct daily oral hygiene habits
  • They have to learn to take care of their oral health since they are very young to prevent problems in the future

Treatments in pediatric dentistry:

  • Groove and fissure sealants. It is one of the most common interventions in children. It consists of filling fissures that may appear on the surface of the teeth. It is a painless and easy to use method that protects against cavities.
  • Pulpectomy. It is a treatment similar to endodontics that is performed for adults, with the difference that cavities in children will affect baby teeth.
  • Obturation or also known as dental filling. It is used for cavities in both adults and children. Cavities have to be treated as soon as possible to prevent them from reaching the dental nerve.
  • Application of fluoride. It is a treatment that is used for preventive purposes. It hardens the enamel of the teeth and allows children to have strong and healthy teeth.
  • Brackets. With dental appliances a correct development of the maxillary bones and teeth is obtained to correct any alteration or anomaly in bone or dental development.

Finally, we report that in our dental clinic we follow the prevention and safety measures against COVID-19. We will be happy to solve all your questions and help you in any way possible in your safe dental clinic in Spain, so that you can show your best smile without any concern and you can count on your trusted dental clinic. Come visit us!

 

What is periodontics, periodontal disease and its treatment?

Periodontics in the dental field treats diseases related to the periodontium, that is, those pathologies that affect the gums, alveolar bone, periodontal ligament and periodontal cement.
Among the main periodontal diseases are gingivitis and periodontitis.

• Gingivitis: This is inflammation and bleeding of the gums. It may not cause discomfort at first, but as it progresses, it causes redness and swelling of the gums and leads to tooth sensitivity, as well as occasional or chronic bleeding when brushing.
• Periodontitis: this is the destruction of the bone that supports the teeth. It is the pathology derived from gingivitis by not having treated it in time.

These types of diseases are caused by the formation of bacterial plaque that attack the gums and the bone that supports the teeth (in the case of periodontitis). Factors such as tobacco or stress help to further develop these diseases.
The symptoms that can give us clues that we suffer from periodontal disease are:

• Bad smell in the mouth: it is mainly due to the waste from the metabolism of tartar and bacterial plaque.
• Displacement of the teeth: it is produced by the weakening of the supporting tissue of the gum.
• Longer teeth: produced by the reduction of the gum.
• Mobility of the teeth: this can lead to the loss of the tooth.
• Swelling and bleeding in the gum area.

Treatment for periodontal disease will depend on the stage you are in. The dentist will be in charge of evaluating and drawing up the treatment plan for our mouth. If the disease is in an early stage, the first step will be to perform a deep tooth cleaning or curettage. This cleaning consists of scraping the tooth roots with instruments called curettes. With this procedure, the tartar accumulated on the surfaces near the gums is removed and the teeth are free of impurities. The treatment will be complemented with the indications and medical prescription of the dentist.
In the event that the pathology is in a more advanced stage, surgery will be carried out to perform a much deeper cleaning and evaluate the state of the bone that supports the tooth.

Finally, we report that in our dental clinic we follow the prevention and safety measures against COVID-19. We will be happy to solve all your questions and help you in any way possible in your safe dental clinic in Valencia, so that you can show your best smile without any concern and you can count on your trusted dental clinic in Valencia. Come visit us!

MERCURY METALS POISONING

Mercury is a metal that is considered toxic because it generates conditions on the central nervous system, behavioral disturbances as well as kidney, immune, and sexual disorders among others. Currently, several cases of mercury poisoning and embryotoxicity have been detected among dental personnel and the dental sector.

Exposure to inorganic mercury has been confirmed to increase levels of this metal in blood plasma and urine.Currently, the use of this material is prohibited due to the danger and damage it can cause to patients. Allergies and rejections to the metals contained in amalgams are more and more frequent. For this reason, we must be very careful to choose the materials when deciding to rehabilitate our mouth. Since not all persons respond the same way to each stimulus, therefore we at Asensio Advanced Dentistry provide treatments that are metal-free and use the American Association Protocol for the removal of amalgams. From our metal-free dental clinic, we recommend the replacement and removal of amalgam fillings with an exhaustive protocol.

Request your appointment with us and put yourself in the hands of Dra Asensio’s best team of professionals by calling 0800 086 9049, a team specialized in dental health and aesthetics or through the email smile@dentalasensio.com. You can also request your appointment or request information through our social networks on Instagram or on our Facebook page to get the best treatment at Asensio Odontología Avanzada, your dental clinic in Valencia.

Finally, we report that in our dental clinic we follow the prevention and safety measures against COVID-19. We will be happy to solve all your questions and help you in any way possible in your safe dental clinic in Spain, so that you can show your best smile without any concern and you can count on your trusted dental clinic. Come visit us!

5 TIPS TO KEEP YOUR MOUTH HEALTHY

In dental clinic Asensio Advanced Dentistry we want to advise our patients on how to maintain the mouth and healthy oral hygiene:

  1. Brush your teeth 2 to 3 times a day for two minutes. Use the brush that best suits you and your dental sensitivity, you can find a variety of types on our blog (link to different brushes blog). You can do it with your electric toothbrush (link electric toothbrush blog) or manually. Both have their own characteristics and advantages.
  1. It is very important to change the brush every 2 months
  2. Don’t forget to clean your tongue
  3. Take care of your diet and do not abuse carbonated drinks. By containing a high content of sugars and being very acidic, they damage the enamel, producing, after excessive intake over time, dental sensitivity.
  4. It is very important that you take care of your habits: nibbling on pencils or pens, biting your nails or clenching your teeth while you sleep. It is very important to pay attention to prevent infections

Request your appointment with us and put yourself in the hands of Dra Asensio’s best team of professionals by calling 96 382 55 77 or 686 41 89 04, a team specialized in dental aesthetics and health or through the email sonrisa@dentalasensio.com. You can also request your appointment or request information through our social networks on Instagram or on our Facebook page to get the best treatment at Asensio Odontología Avanzada, your dental clinic in Valencia.

Finally, we report that in our dental clinic we follow the prevention and safety measures against COVID-19. We will be happy to solve all your questions and help you in any way possible in your safe dental clinic in Valencia, so that you can show your best smile without any concern and you can count on your trusted dental clinic. Come visit us!