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Problems of the oral cavity

Do you wonder if problems of the oral cavity can affect you too? If you want to know, you should ask yourself a number of basic questions concerning the health of your teeth and the potential problems connected with it.

Diagnosing problems of the oral cavity (questions):

  1. Do you experience toothache or painful gums? How frequent are they?
  2. Are you worried by bleeding gums? Do they bleed on their own or when brushed, when they become accidentally damaged?
  3. Do you become irritated by the discomfort caused by wearing dental prostheses?
  4. Do you find white-yellow and often painful lesions within the oral cavity (on the inside of the cheeks or on the gums)?
  5. Do the gums around the base of the teeth descend exposing the tooth roots?

It is good to know why oppressive lesions can occur in the mouth and how to reduce the related discomfort.

Pain in the mouth – what is the cause?

People frequently disregard the pain in the oral cavity, because they are oblivious to potentially grave causes of the condition. Consider the situations in which you can feel the pain in the mouth and whether it may require medical intervention.

Toothache can be caused by the following:

  • an inflammation (parodontosis);
  • damage of the nerves in the oral cavity;
  • cracking of enamel;
  • caries;
  • hypersensitivity;
  • gingival recession (exposing the necks of teeth and exposing the roots to external factors, primarily attack by microorganisms);
  • loss of a tooth;
  • incorrect dental procedure which resulted in irritation of the dental pulp (i.e. the structure which fills the inside of the tooth and contains many blood vessels and nerve ends).

The basic causes of painful gums include infectious diseases of the gums (gingivitis), mechanical damage (wounds and cuts) or decubitus ulcers caused by prosthetic devices.

If you experience pain in the mouth, you usually see a whiteish coating on the inside of the cheeks or on the gums. They are the hallmarks of an infection (by viruses, bacteria or fungi).

What is periodontitis and what are its symptoms?

Periodontitisis is inflammation of the parodontium (caused by an infection). It is a consequence of gingivitis (inflammation of the gums), during which bacteria multiply within the tartar. Periodontitisis must not be ignored, as it may result in the loss of teeth.

Dental prostheses (dentures) and the problems they can cause

Dental prostheses, or dentures, (commonly known as false teeth) are permanent or removable replacement for missing teeth. Dentures are usually associated with elderly people who have lost some or all of their teeth, but they are not only intended for this group of patient. Prostheses are also used in younger persons who have suffered from irreversible damage of the teeth. Dentures are also an emergency measure for healthy teeth which are at risk of incorrect growth (when a tooth is removed if it blocks the correct growth of its neighbours and is replaced with a prosthesis). Dentures also restore proper functioning, i.e. they allow you to chew, crush, speak and form the lips naturally. They also protect the jaw bones from deformation and recession.

The most common problem for denture users is the fact that the device seems to wobble, become loose or even fall out. This happens when a denture has not been sized well or installed before the wounds from tooth extraction heal completely (which is the case in the so-called immediate complete dentures which require adjustments after several months of use).

Decubitus ulcers are another issue. Decubitus ulcers are sores of the skin and tissues right under the skin, and sometimes reach as far as the underlying bones. The cause of decubitus ulcers is long-lasting pressure which results in hypoxia of tissues, followed by necrosis. You can safeguard yourself from decubitus ulcers caused by maladjusted dentures. First, inform your dentist (the prosthodontist, a specialist in dentures) about the pressure you experience and try to refit the prosthesis. This may require sawing, trimming the clasp or polishing the denture plate. It is not recommended to do this on your own; dentures are fragile devices and can easily be destroyed.

If decubitus ulcers are present, use a gel which accelerates regeneration of wounds (e.g. Mucosit).

How can you prevent ailments of the oral cavity?

Care for oral hygiene is the foundation of preventing gum and periodontal diseases. The teeth obviously require thorough brushing at least twice a day (best after each meal) and flossed, and the oral cavity should be rinsed with professional mouthwashes. The procedures will stop the bacteria from spreading in the oral cavity.

Sometimes regular oral hygiene is still not enough. This is when you should consider using pharmaceutical preparations.    

How can you respond to problems of the oral cavity?

People usually consider two solutions: taking an analgesic (pain killer) or a visit to the dentist. Remember that the first solution should only be an immediate measure for reducing uncomfortable symptoms. Even if the pain is gone, consult a doctor to determine the cause.

What preparations should be used in problems with the oral cavity?

It sometimes seems that the easiest option is to take a painkiller. However, you should consider the consequences of this choice. An orally administered tablet starts to work after approximately one hour (sometimes two hours). It is not neutral for the stomach and may result in a chronic ulcer disease from frequent administration. Not all analgesics are anti-inflammatory, and inflammatory conditions are the main cause of pain in the mouth (for example, the most popular painkillers which only contain paracetamol, have no anti-inflammatory action). A much better solution is a medicinal gel which allows topical administration, i.e. directly where the problem occurs.

What are the ingredients of a good formula for oral cavity problems?

A preparation for administration in the oral cavity should be analgesic or anaesthetic. It should also alleviate irritation, neutralise swelling, arrest bleeding, protect against growth of infections and accelerate healing of wounds.

Bleeding control or styptic action is achieved by administering an extract from oak bark. Anti-inflammatory action is an effect of a herbal extract of camomile, pot marigold and Tussilago farfara. Extracts of thyme and sage can protect against bacterial attacks. The analgesic action can be ensured by administering mint oils, which gives a cool feeling after application of the gel. An additional analgesic effect is guaranteed by using lidocaine. Accelerated healing of wounds, as well as styptic and anti-inflammatory action are the trademarks of allantoin, which should also be in a good formula for oral problems.

Mucosit – a comprehensive relief for periodontitis

Mucosit is a pharmaceutical drug in a convenient gel form for topical administration on the gums. The rich composition of this preparation ensures effective treatment of inflammation of the gums and parodontium. The Mucosit gel has all of the required actions explained above: styptic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, topically anaesthetic and accelerating healing of wounds. Hence it is an effective formula for use in all problems of the oral cavity.

When should you use Mucosit gel?

Mucosit can be administered in gingivitis, bleeding gums, painful gums and mucose membranes of the mouth, as well as in decubitus ulcers from dentures.

How do you use Mucosit gel?

It is important to always correctly apply Mucosit gel. First, brush the teeth thoroughly. Next, use a clean fingertip or a hygienic swab to rub in a 1 or 2 cm strip of gel for about three minutes. Repeat the procedure two to three times a day on average.

Observe the rules of oral hygiene during treatment with Mucosit. Only regular hygienic procedures (brushing, flossing and washing with professional mouthwashes) can prevent the problems from recurring. It is also important to regularly follow up the problem at the dentist's who may suggest extended specialist treatment.

Can everyone use the Mucosit gel?

Mucosit is intended for adults and adolescents over 12 years of age. It is not recommended for persons who take orally administered anticoagulants (e.g. warfarin). Another contraindication is those with hypersensitivity to the ingredients of Mucosit.