Tooth decay problem… an overlooked threat, Chulalongkorn dentists warn to treat it before it’s too late | ThaiPR.NET

Many people may have had problems with tooth decay. and have received some fillings from dentists This is often a painful experience that we often tend not to seek treatment. But tooth decay can cause more problems than you think.

From a post by Dr. Manoon Leechawengwong, specialist in respiratory diseases on September 26, 2022, about a patient who came to see a doctor with cough, phlegm and chest pain when coughing. Later, it was further examined and diagnosed as pus in the pleural cavity (Empyema Thoracis), which is caused by multiple cavities until the pus develops and spreads into the pleural cavity. which is a rare occurrence However, if not treated appropriately and in a timely manner, it can lead to death.

Dr. Chalermrit Prueksawad, MD, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Chulalongkorn University has taught about tooth decay caused by bacteria in the mouth that accumulates around the teeth. and create acid that destroys dentin If the filling is not taken, it will spread to the nerve of the tooth, causing pain. Many people tend to buy medicines to relieve symptoms until they disappear and understand that treatment is no longer necessary. leading to oral jaw and face infections

mouth infection The jaw and face (Mouth and Mouth Infection) can be caused by teeth or sinus cavities. There is often pain and swelling. Can be enlarged from the cheeks, temples or under the chin. If it spreads to the masticatory muscles, there will be less opening of the mouth. There may be a serious infection in the throat causing difficulty in swallowing. and press on the windpipe until it becomes difficult to breathe or it can be severe to the point of infection in the bloodstream until death In addition to the infection spreading to the chest area. that infection can also spread to the skin, causing the death of the skin around the neck and chest. It can also spread to the eyes and brain.

“It can be seen that the word “just” is no longer “just tooth decay”, I want everyone to come and have regular oral health check-ups. Or hurry to consult a dentist when there are such symptoms before it is too late,” said Dr Chalermrit, finally.

Source: Center for Corporate Communication, Chulalongkorn University


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