Biting the cheek while eating is a very common phenomenon that I have encountered, at least once, every person without exception. Often this is due to the fact that a person eats and speaks at the same time. In this case, he can bite not only his cheek, but his tongue or lips. But sometimes the reasons for biting the inside of the cheek often can be found not only in the habit of talking while eating.
The most common causes of toothache are caries (medium and deep), pulpitis, periodontitis (acute or chronic in the acute stage) and increased tooth sensitivity. The reason for the development of odontalgia can also be injuries, accompanied by the appearance of enamel cracks and (or) damage to the periodontal ligaments.
Pulpitis of the tooth - inflammation of the soft tissue (pulp), which consists of nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue. The inflammatory process takes place in the pulp chamber and the root canal of the tooth. There are acute pulpitis, when the tooth reacts sharply to cold and heat, or spontaneously hurts, and chronic pulpitis, in which inflammation passes without a clearly defined clinical picture.
Periodontal disease is not such a frequent disease as gingivitis and periodontitis: it occurs only in 3-10% of people, it does not develop in one day, a month or even a year. For a clear clinical picture, 10-15 and even 20 years are required, therefore its course is always chronic. Periodontal disease is mild, moderate and severe.
Gingivitis (from Lat. Gingiva - gum) is an inflammatory disease of the gum tissue, accompanied, as a rule, by a persistent unpleasant smell from the mouth, as well as painful and bleeding gums. This is a very common disease that bothers about 50% of patients coming to the clinic. According to the degree of spread, gingivitis is divided into local - one papilla infecting the gum or part of it that lies between two teeth (a separate term papillitis is sometimes used to denote this pathology), and common - affecting most of the gum, up to the extent of the entire jaw or half of it.
The tissue surrounding the roots of the tooth and holding it in the alveoli, received the medical term periodont. Accordingly, its inflammation is classified as periodontitis. Localization of the site of inflammation causes the division of periodontitis into apical and marginal. In the first type of the disease, a periodontal area immediately adjacent to the apex of the tooth root is affected.
Inflammation of the tongue - glossitis, may be the result of many factors. There is a place for both injuries and pathogens. The term glossitis can be used to designate changes in the surface of the tongue, which occur under the influence of a lack of vitamins, anemia, acute infection, certain types of dermatosis, as well as abnormalities in the structure of the tongue.
Periostitis is an inflammation of a thin, but dense connective tissue sheath covering the bone (periosteum). First, the inflammatory process develops in the outer and inner layers of the periosteum, and then extends to all layers. Periostitis, especially in the later stages, is a disease that requires emergency surgical assistance from a dentist, and in some cases, a maxillofacial surgeon.
Many patients do not pay attention to bleeding gums until it causes pain and discomfort in the mouth. Bleeding gums - a sign that signals the presence in the body of various diseases: oral cavity, a separate organ or the whole body. Self-treatment and delaying the visit to the doctor can lead to sad consequences.
Caries is a dental disease that is characterized by the destruction of the hard tissues of the tooth (enamel and dentin). At the initial stage, the disease is asymptomatic, but over time a cavity forms in the dental tissues. This causes severe discomfort, pain, and further leads to tooth loss. Cervical caries (root) caries is the most dangerous type of caries that destroys a tooth at its very foundation.
Hypertrophic gingivitis is a chronic inflammatory process of the gum tissue, which proceeds without disturbing the periodontal attachment and is accompanied by an increase in the volume of gum tissue (proliferation). Hypertrophic gingivitis is characterized by overgrowth of the gingival papillae and the gums themselves, which cover the crowns of the teeth.
Bad breath is a very common occurrence among us. The reason for this are various diseases of the digestive system. Bad breath is also a problem in communicating with other people. Modern medicine calls such a state, when from the mouth of a person it smells of an extremely unpleasant odor - halitosis.
The state of the language can tell a lot about human health and its lifestyle. An even pinkish tongue indicates that everything is in order in the body, but if there are cracks in the tongue, then this is a reason to be alarmed. Cracks in the tongue is quite common. They may not cause discomfort for a long time.
The beauty of a smile depends entirely on the health of the teeth, so it is extremely important to monitor the condition of the gums and enamel in order to detect the problem at an early stage and to get the right treatment. A wedge-shaped defect is a destructive process that destroys the hard tissues of a tooth. It occurs on symmetrically placed teeth of the lower and upper jaws.
Leukoplakia of the oral cavity is a lesion of the oral mucosa, characterized by its hyperkeratosis (increased keratinization). It is characterized by the appearance of foci of compaction on the mucous membrane of the cheeks, corners of the mouth, tongue, a slight burning sensation, tightness and itching. With the observance of hygienic measures, the rehabilitation of the oral cavity, the elimination of irritating factors, leukoplakia can disappear.
If we say that the eyes are a mirror of the soul, the mucous membrane of the oral cavity, including the tongue, is the mirror of our body. Indeed, many diseases of the internal organs and systems from the first day appear in the oral cavity. A small patina of gray color, if the natural color of the tongue shines through it, is natural.
The tongue is a mirror of the digestive tract. The appearance of its mucous membrane reflects the work of all parts of the gastrointestinal system. If a person is healthy, his tongue has a pink color, slightly shaded by a thin, almost imperceptible layer of white bloom. If the amount of plaque in the tongue increases and / or it becomes colored, then this may indicate a lesion of this or that organ.
Biting in the corners of the mouth can deliver a lot of discomfort. In addition, they also spoil the look. You have to forget about lipstick, reject sour, spicy and salty foods, it becomes painful to talk. In medicine, this disease is called angulitis, and if the treatment of this ailment is not started on time, then bleeding wounds, crusts and ulcers may appear.
Normally, a healthy tongue has a pink-red color, and its surface is uniform and dense. The appearance of plaque on the surface of the tongue may signal that something is wrong in the body. Nakedness of the tongue yellow or whitish bloom in the morning and after meals is considered normal and does not require any treatment.
Alveolitis is an inflammatory process that, when combined with a number of circumstances, can develop in a hole (alveoli) of a extracted tooth (in connection with this, it is sometimes also called post-extraction alveolitis). This affects both the tooth hole itself and the gum tissue surrounding it. Alveolitis wells often acts as a complication after incorrect tooth extraction, accounting for from 25 to 40% of all complications after tooth extraction.