Some dentists in assessing their communicative skills are guided by the polite smiles of patients during treatment: they smile, which means they are happy with me. Others are too confident that they can establish contacts with any person. Still others believe that the main thing is manual skills, and the ability to find a common language with patients is the invention of psychologists.
Criticism of the “starring” doctors hinders their pride and self-esteem, a conflict is inevitable. Or it is an internal conflict, when a person experiences a clash between the self I represent and the real self. Or an external conflict, which is accompanied by accusations against management, psychologists, patients. Continue reading
What do you think, when a doctor tells a patient about pathogenic bacteria in the oral cavity, does this contribute to hygiene? Scientists believe that the results of a recent study on the content of specific strains of bacteria and fungi in the mouth will finally make patients think.
The study involved 25 adults with no signs of caries. They took samples of bacterial biofilms from the interdental space. According to the analysis results, Streptococcus and Lactobacillus bacteria were isolated in the microflora of all participants, while Streptococcus mutans bacteria were found in only 28% of the samples. The authors came to the conclusion that even people without signs of caries need to use dental floss or a special interdental brush to clean the cavity of traces of these bacteria. Continue reading
Acute toothache cannot be ignored or endured. And the lack of competent treatment entails the development of serious complications. Pain is a warning signal of the body for the presence of failures in its work, arising as a result of irritation of certain receptors. In case of toothache, these are periodontal and pulp receptors. To cope with pain, it is imperative to find out the causes.
One of the most common causes of toothache is the presence of superficial or secondary caries, which causes partial or complete destruction of hard dental tissues and is accompanied by regular acute pain. At the initial stage of development, it proceeds without any particular symptoms. But gradually the teeth affected by caries begin to show increased sensitivity to various kinds of stimuli (chemical, mechanical, temperature).
Unpleasant pain is even a sip of hot tea, eaten ice cream or the usual procedure for brushing your teeth.
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