Throw the first stone who has never heard that dentist is the professional who evaluates joints connected to the skull, inspects the neck and throat inflamed? That’s right. Not only teeth live a dentist! Denis Panhora, from JP Odonto, goes further and lists below some procedures common to these professionals, but that the population in general did not even dream that were their attributes.
1-inflamed throat – Who knew, huh? An inflamed throat can not only alter breathing, but also cause problems in the development of the dental arch and facial muscles. Breathing through the mouth, dryness and inflammation of the tonsils are factors that can be interrelated and should be closely observed by your dentist.
2–Is your neck okay? – Swollen neck can be a sign of inflammation in the ganglia and this inflammation can come from some factors, among them teeth. Dental surgeons are increasingly involved in the early detection of head and neck diseases. “Just by passing the hand around the neck it is possible to know if there is a problem in the patient,” says Panhota.
3- Do you make strange noises? – when you open and close your mouth do you make strange sounds? And the opening, is that right? Examining the joints that connect the skull to the jaw is also work for the dentist. Patients who suffer some dysfunction in this joint may experience ear and headaches constantly and don’t know why!
4-Breath? – Oh, okay. Bad breath. I knew the dentist could help. But the cause of this problem can be linked to several other causes, among them, saburra lingual which is that yellowish that appears on the tongue. It’s always good to be attentive and correct can be very simple.
5-Saliva test – Volume, viscosity and density of saliva can and should be tested. Who does? Your dentist! What’s it for? To prevent bad breath, for example. The low salivary flow facilitates the appearance of gingivitis, caries, tonsillitis, pharyngitis and many other ites…even ulcers!
Source: Denis Panhora – JP Odonto