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Slide 1 - Possible Diagnosis 1: Gingivitis
- 55 year old man with bleeding gums and inflamed oral cavity, along with bad breath and tooth pain.
- Diagnosis: Gingivitis- A form of gum disease that causes inflammation of the gums. Gum disease is in a general sense, an infection of the tissue surrounding your teeth.
- Primary signs of Gingivitis include bleeding gums, tooth pain, bad breath, and sometimes an inflamed oral cavity.
- Give instruction of effective teeth brushing.
- Give a deep clean (this cleaning- if done right- usually can make the gingivitis stop.)
- Fix crowns and remedy cavities.
- If bad enough, prescribe antibiotics such as chlorhexidine gluconate or sodium fluoride.
- Use “Scaling”, which is a process that gets rid of most of the tartar and plaque build up.
Slide 2 - Possible Diagnosis 2: Tooth Abscess
- Diagnosis: Tooth Abscess
- What is it?
- Starts with a cavity or a space between the tooth and gums
- Leads to bacterial invasion
- The infection will cause swelling
- It can burst
- Open up and drain the abscess
- Perform a root canal
- Pull the affected tooth
- Prescribe antibiotics (amoxicillin, penicillin, clarithromycin, metronidazole, or clindamycin)
Slide 3 - Mouth
Slide 4 - Teeth
Slide 5 - Video