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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 pulpitis is manifested by severe pulsating pains that can give in the temporal, ophthalmic, ear region. But if earlier the only method of treating the disease was the complete removal of the damaged tooth, now dentistry has moved much further and the tooth can be saved.
Pulpitis is an inflammatory process in the very middle of the tooth, most often caused by streptococcal infection. Under the enamel and dentin is the pulp, soft connective tissue. Its inflammation brings a person a lot of unpleasant pain.
Causes of pulp inflammation:
penetration of bacteria and toxins due to untreated caries;
injuries to the tooth or gingival region;
the use of strong antibiotics. Continue reading