Dental calculus is the deposits on the teeth, including food residues and foreign objects that enter the mouth. If not cleaned in time, it may accumulate on the teeth and may form dental calculus. The initial calculus is soft scale, and the texture of the later calculus will become hard, and it will not be easy to remove after sticking to the teeth. It will repeatedly stimulate the teeth and cause the teeth to be corroded. If the calculus is not treated in time, there will be more hazards. Let’s take a look at the hazards of dental calculus.
1. Affect the appearance
Because calculus is the deposit attached to the surface of the tooth. It is a pale yellow, very different from the color of the teeth themselves. If left untreated, teeth will get darker and darker. It has a great impact on aesthetics, and patients will also feel inferior and self-confidence will be affected.
2. Bleeding gums
The calculus will become thicker and thicker, and if the calculus is not treated in time, it will adhere to the surface of the teeth and repeatedly stimulate the gums, which may cause the gums to bleed. Patients will find it when they eat or brush their teeth.
3. Cause gum ulcers
Because dental calculus is more irritating to the teeth, it is easy to produce toxins, causing ulcers on the inside of the gums, and in severe cases, it will cause redness and pain in the gums.
4. Bad breath
The gradual thickening of dental calculus may induce gingivitis or periodontitis. Repeated inflammation of the pulp tissue may produce a distinct odor, which is called bad breath.
5. Affect chewing
Long-term stimulation of dental calculus will lead to gingival recession, causing excessive absorption of alveolar bone. Severe gingival recession may affect normal chewing. During chewing, some patients will feel that their teeth are obviously loose; After entering the digestive system, it may cause symptoms such as flatulence and indigestion.
The above content introduces the various hazards of dental calculus. Patients should pay attention to it and carry out the treatment in time to minimize the harm. During the treatment, you should pay attention to oral hygiene, insist on brushing your teeth every morning and evening and rinse your mouth after meals to avoid bacteria and food remaining in the mouth. If the calculus is serious, it is recommended to see a doctor in time to remove the calculus by cleaning the teeth.