This lady is in her twenties and had come to me for her gum problem.
She is suffering from Chronic gum disease. She is also conscious about her looks — her upper front teeth are visible too much. When i noticed that the outer surfaces (labial surface) of her front teeth were too rough, i enquired whether she had been to any dentist. She told me that she had been to a dentist who grinded her front teeth to make these less prominent. Unfortunately it never helped. No surprise, it won’t help!
I could make out that she had been to a dental quack as they try to impress their patients with such cheap and harmful dental quick-fix tricks. They just fleece people by grinding their prominent teeth or doing some harmful type of cheap orthodontic tricks i.e they just put some ‘wires’ around the teeth and expect that ‘crooked teeth’ would straighten out with such crude manoueverings. No, it doesn’t help –rather such treatment causes damage of the periodontal bone (bone surrounding the tooth) and many a times they even make the healthy teeth shaky.
Lesson of this case report is simple — always beware of unqualified dental quacks who are scattered in all nooks and corners of India. Take care, friends. God bless…