Information about oral health
Oral health and regular dental care have a large impact on our general health. Most dental problems develop over time without any symptoms. The earlier problems are detected, the easier and more affordable it is to treat them.
Regular dental check-ups are recommended once a year
Hammas Mehiläinen offers extensive dental care and oral health services. Our most popular services include:
• dental check-up
• dental hygienist’s services
• tooth whitening
• orthodontic treatment
• tartar removal
• general anaesthesia and patients with dental fear
• dental implants
• cosmetic dental care
• oral surgery
See a list of Hammas Mehiläinen dental clinics.
What are the possible consequences of untreated gingivitis?
Advanced gingivitis may cause periodontitis, which is an infection where bacterial plaque damages the connective tissue underneath the gums, potentially dislocating one or more teeth. Periodontitis is also a risk factor in heart attacks and strokes.
When to seek dental care quickly?
Toothache and swelling call for quick action. Moreover, if you have a lump or an ulcer that does not heal on its own in two weeks, we recommend contacting a dentist. It is important to check that it is not a symptom of oral cancer.
Patients waiting for a joint replacement surgery must always visit a dentist first as any infections must be treated before major surgery. Pregnant women are also advised to have a dental check-up.