Common Oral Issues
An abscessed tooth can be very painful and dangerous to your health. They are caused by tooth decay, periodontal disease, or a cracked tooth.
Dry sockets are very painful and sometimes occur after a tooth is extracted. When the blood clot becomes dislodged it exposes the bone and nerves. Please give us a call if you feel this has happened to you. https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/d/dry-socket
Fluorosis is the appearance of white lines or streaks on the teeth. This is caused by consuming too much fluoride during the age of tooth development. https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/f/fluorosis
Oral cancer accounts for 2.9% of all cancers in the United States. Early detection can save your life, create better treatment outcomes, and may help keep you or a loved one from becoming one of the 9,750 people claimed by the disease this year. https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/o/oral-cancer
Plaque contains bacteria, which following a meal or snack containing sugar can release acids that attack tooth enamel. Repeated attacks can cause the enamel to break down, eventually resulting in cavities. Plaque that is not removed with thorough daily brushing and cleaning between teeth can eventually harden into calculus or tartar. “Plaque.” Mouth Healthy TM, www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/p/plaque
Wisdom teeth come between the ages of 17 and 21. Some adults have the room for them and they can be used to help chew. However some adults don't have the room for them and they can become quite painful. https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/w/wisdom-teeth
Grinding your teeth and clenching your jaw can cause many issues. Bruxism can be caused by stress, anxiety, and even sleeping disorders.
Dental erosion is the loss of hard tissue within the mouth, normally brought on by acid. This can be caused by many things such as diet (soft drinks) or acid reflux. https://www.ada.org/en/member-center/oral-health-topics/dental-erosion
When you eat or drink foods containing sugars, the bacteria in plaque produce acids that attack tooth enamel. The stickiness of the plaque keeps these acids in contact with your teeth and over time the enamel can break down. This is when cavities can form. “Cavities.” Mouth Healthy TM, www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/c/cavities.
Temporomandibular disorder is a condition not a disease. There are many different signs and symptoms for this condition. If you feel you have issues with this please give us a call, for more information click the link. https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/t/tmj
Halitosis (Bad Breath)
Halitosis ,otherwise known as bad breath, is something that mouthwash, gum, or a good brushing can't fix. This smell lingers and could be a sign that something more serious could be wrong. For more information click the link. https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/h/halitosis
Tooth sensitivity is normally a sign there is something wrong. There are many things that can cause tooth sensitivity. If you have issues with sensitivity please give us a call. For more information click the link. http://jada.ada.org/article/S0002-8177(14)60601-2/abstract
Xerostomia (Dry Mouth)
Reduced salivary flow can cause difficulties in tasting, chewing, swallowing, and speaking; it can also increase the chance of developing dental decay, demineralization of teeth, tooth sensitivity, and/or oral infections. Xerostomia (Dry Mouth), www.ada.org/en/member-center/oral-health-topics/xerostomia.