Have you noticed a bubble or bump on your gums when looking in the mirror or brushing your teeth? You may be wondering what it is and what caused this problem. Often, these bumps are abscesses caused by bacteria such as tooth decay, food particles, or plaque.
Often, bleeding gums are a sign of gum disease or other health problems. While occasional gum bleeding may be caused by vigorous brushing or improper flossing, frequent bleeding indicated more severe conditions. The most common causes are gingivitis and periodontitis, which make your gums sensitive and prone to bleeding.
Did you have a filling fall out? While it's rather surprising, don't panic! It's rarely an emergency, but it may be painful because the exposed tooth tissue will be sensitive to air, pressure, and hot and cold temperatures. Fillings coming out can results from eating, brushing, or flossing, and can easily be fixed by your dentist.
Having a crown fall out may come as a complete shock. It's likely been there for years, and you may have even forgotten you had it in the first place. While it may be tempting to attempt to reattach it yourself, we do not recommend this.
Whether you get hit when playing contact sports, bite down on something hard, or get in a car accident, a chipped tooth can happen at any moment. While our teeth are the most mineralized tissue in the body, they still have their limits.
Gum disease, severe tooth decay, injury, or genetic conditions can all result in a missing tooth. Missing teeth can negatively impact the alignment of teeth over time and cause more problems down the road. This condition can impact your ability to speak, chew food, and cause other teeth to shift into the empty space.
A cavity is one of the most common dental problems in the United States. They are permanently damaged areas on the tooth's surface that develop into tiny holes or openings. It results from tooth decay, with the symptoms varying depending on how large the cavity is.
Are you suffering from a toothache or tooth pain that doesn't seem to go away? In many cases, this ache is an indicator of a more serious problem that requires immediate attention. Most often, this condition is due to tooth decay or advanced gum disease. Eating or drinking something sweet, very cold, or hot can irritate the pulp.