This is the dental photograph of a man who got a lower front tooth (mandibular central incisor tooth on his left side). Now he had come for the extraction of lower front two teeth.
These front two teeth are quite shaky. After the dental extraction of a front tooth years ago, he never went for any replacement for missing tooth. On the other hand, tartar started forming on these teeth with grew so much over the years that it pushed the two teeth, caused gum disease and ultimately caused their mobility.
Such cases are quite commonly seen in India. You can see the huge calculus deposits in the anterior region. This front area is quite susceptible to heavy tartar deposits because ducts of lingual salivary glands open just on the back side of these front teeth. And as we know that these dental tartar deposits are mainly have their origin in salivary salts –various salts present in our saliva!.
Such tartar deposits should be cleaned as soon as they form. Otherwise, if they pile up in huge mounds like this, they just destroy the involved teeth as in this case.
But there are quite a few misconceptions in Indians about dental treatment – one of these is that removal of tartar deposits just makes the tooth shaky. There is no substance in this myth — but it is preventing a lot of people from getting timely dental help.