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Tooth infection, oral odor, cure mouth smell, pyorrhea treatment for gums

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tooth infection teeth oral mouth gums periodontitis treatment, pyorrhea, phobia gum pain Before and after pictures: Tooth infection teeth. SEE SPECIFIC SECTIONS FOR MORE INFORMATION on tooth infections and other types of oral mouth gum infections like Endodontics, Microbiology, Periodontics and Wisdom.
tooth infection teeth oral mouth gums  periodontal cultures germs bacteria microbiology bad breath These pictures show how to perform a periodontal oral microbiology culture to test for the presence of bacteria in the gums. The results obtained can be used to treat periodontal gum and tooth infections. First use a cotton pellet and a college pliers to wipe away supragingival plaque. Place a medium cotton point (from endo) into about six different sites with the deepest periodontal probings. Leave the cotton point in place for five to ten seconds and then quickly place it in the culture medium. This is the ideal way to discover the type of infection involved and will help provide a method of treatment for the teeth and gums.


 Information about these dental photos

     In medicine and dentistry "left" and "right" are based upon the orientation of the patient's body and not how they appear in a photograph of a smile.  For example, a reference to the upper left teeth will actually appear to be on the right side when viewing a picture of the face and similarly an upper right tooth will appear to be on the left side.

     Many words in dentistry like oral and mouth have a similar meaning and are frequently used together to help our readers find specific words they best understand.  This is particularly important because a majority of our visitors are from countries where English is not their primary language.  Maxilla or maxillary refer to the upper jaw.  Mandible or mandibular refer to the lower jaw.

     There are many other similar word combinations used throughout this website because our pages are read by patients and dentists.  A few of the most common are discussed here.  Tooth decay, tooth cavity and dental caries all mean the same thing.  Tooth, teeth and dental are also frequently interchanged as in teeth veneers or dental veneer laminate.  Oral rehabilitation and dental reconstruction mean smile makeover.  The word for x-ray may be used with or without a hyphen (this is true for other words too) and can also be called a radiograph.