Good, strong teeth not only look nice but they are vital to a person’s health.
Missing, cracked and uneven teeth can harbour areas for bacteria to grow. These bacteria can often cause respiratory infections in the sufferer, as the bacteria in breathed in and breeds in the lungs. Given that lower respiratory infections are one of the leading causes of death in Pakistan, keeping your mouth and teeth healthy is important.
Poor oral hygiene can also cause heart disease, as the bacteria can enter the bloodstream through the gums, travel to the heart and cause a hardening of the arteries can slow the flow of blood through the body, resulting in a heart attack or stroke.
What’s more, poor teeth can lead to malnutrition as the patient can struggle to properly chew their food, or eat healthy foods such as hard fruit and meat. This can cause complications for diabetics, who need nourishing food in order to control their blood sugar.
Some studies have even shown a link between getting Dementia and poor teeth, although the exact causes are not yet known. It is thought that the harmful bacteria can travel through the bloodstream into the brain, but more investigation is needed into this.
Not as drastic, but still unpleasant, gum disease is caused by poor teeth and oral hygiene. Symptoms are swollen, red and/or bleeding gums, bad breath, loose teeth, and receding gums. Gum disease can be avoided by regularly brushing your teeth and flossing. Regular trips to the dentist are important too, as they can clean teeth more deeply, and can also identify and diagnose problems you might not be aware of.
The Jamal Memorial Trust Hospital will be able to provide routine and emergency dental care to keep residents healthy by having skilled dentists and doctors to inspect, clean and care for teeth, as well as diagnosing and treating common and complex complaints, such as impacted wisdom teeth, displaced canine teeth and cavities.
Emergency dental care will be provided at the hospital too. Abscesses can quickly turn nasty and make the sufferer feel very ill. If not treated, the tooth may be lost. Broken teeth can be very painful and can cause secondary issues, such as mouth lesions.
Our state of the art dental surgery will provide routine and emergency dental care to all, regardless of age or gender.