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Scuba diving may cause dental problems
16.01.2017 | News americas

Scuba diving may cause dental problems

by Dental Time

Scientists from Buffalo University report that all scuba divers should be aware of hidden thread of their hobby. According to the research, scuba diving may thread divers’ dental health.

Scuba diving is one of the most popular activities all over the world. However, only a few people know that it is necessary to visit a dentist before diving. According to American scientists, change in pressure s may cause such symptoms as pain in gums, teeth and jaws. All of them are the result of breaking of dental fillings and weakening of crowns.

In order to get special certificate that allows you to do scuba diving, you should undergo a health check. Scientists from Buffalo University determined that in addition to health status dental health of divers is also important. It should be understood that in the process of diving air is delivered through air regulator placed in the diver’s mouth and poor dental health may cause dental damages and injuries. That is why it is important to visit a dentist before scuba diving.

The scientific research, which involved 41 persons with dental problems, was made by American scientists. After scuba diving session, 42% complained of toothache, also known as barodontalgia. It is a specific disorder causing toothache in case of change in atmospheric pressure. In addition, 24% experienced pain caused by fixing of air regulator in mouth and 22% reported of pain in jaws. 5% of participants complained of weakening of crowns after diving and one person had his dental filling broken. 

Source: knowyourteeth.com

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