Common Dental Conditions & Oral Symptoms
At Brighton Dental Suite, we aim to give our patients the latest in dental advice and care; for those who are yet patients of ours, we have constructed a broad overview of common dental conditions and symptoms. Dental conditions encompass a wide range of issues that can affect the health, appearance, and functionality of our teeth, gums, and overall oral well-being.
From common problems like tooth decay and gum disease to less familiar conditions such as cracked tooth syndrome or dry socket, understanding these dental concerns is essential for maintaining optimal oral health.
If you find that you may have any of the below symptoms and would like to know more, simply click on the boxes below or contact us with your questions.
Tooth damage can occur in various ways, leading to issues like broken teeth, chipped teeth, and the lesser-known cracked tooth syndrome. These conditions can result from trauma, accidents, or even biting down on hard objects. Broken or chipped teeth can cause pain and sensitivity and affect the appearance of your smile. Cracked tooth syndrome refers to small, invisible cracks that cause discomfort when biting or chewing. Seeking timely dental care is crucial to prevent further damage and potential infection.
If you think your teeth have been damaged in any way, we would recommend that you book an appointment with our clinic as soon as possible to discuss and examine your teeth.
Broken or Chipped Tooth
Spot the symptoms of a chipped tooth and how our dentists treat damaged teeth at Brighton Dental Suite.
Cracked Tooth Syndrome
Do you have a pain in one of your molars or a feeling of something stuck in your teeth? You may have Cracked Tooth Syndrome.
Maintaining optimal tooth health is vital for overall oral well-being. Conditions such as dead teeth, failing old silver fillings, tooth decay, dental erosion, yellow/discoloured teeth, gum recession, and sensitivity/soreness can impact your oral health. Dead teeth are non-vital teeth that may require root canal treatment or extraction. Failing old silver fillings may need replacement to avoid further damage. Tooth decay and dental erosion can lead to cavities and weakened enamel. Yellow/discoloured teeth may result from staining or underlying issues. Gum recession and sensitivity/soreness can be indicators of gum disease or other oral health concerns.
Symptoms from the conditions related to the health of the teeth are sometimes not all obvious and can not be easily diagnosed without a dentist examination.
Have you got a dead tooth? Perhaps you’re not sure? Click below to find out if you have.
Tooth Discolouration, yellow-stained teeth or comes with age, read our solutions.
What causes Dental Erosion, and how do dentists at Brighton Dental Suite treat this dental condition?
What causes Tooth Decay? Can it Be Prevented? What are the Treatments for you?
Maintaining good oral hygiene is essential to prevent common oral health issues. Conditions like halitosis (bad breath), gingivitis (inflammation of the gums), and gum disease can arise due to poor oral hygiene practices. Halitosis can be caused by bacteria in the mouth, food particles, or underlying dental problems. Gingivitis is typically characterized by swollen, red gums that may bleed easily. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss. Regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups are crucial for maintaining optimal oral hygiene.
Have you got Gum Disease? Find out if you have these conditions and need treatment.
Have you got smelly breath and need professional dental help?
Jaw and Teeth Alignment
Issues related to the alignment of the jaw and teeth can cause various dental problems that might initially not appear to be serious but, over long periods of time can lead to extensive dental issues.
Bruxism (teeth grinding) can occur during sleep or when awake, leading to tooth wear, jaw pain, and headaches, and we have suitable treatment options for this condition. Crowded teeth may cause difficulties with oral hygiene and increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain, infection, and shifting of adjacent teeth. TMJ (temporomandibular joint) dysfunction can result in jaw pain, clicking sounds, and difficulty opening or closing the mouth. Addressing these alignment issues often requires orthodontic treatment or specialized care.
Have you been grinding your teeth excessively? This might be Bruxism – Contact our dentists today.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Pain at the back of your jaw? You might have impacted wisdom teeth and need an x-ray to treat it.
Other Dental Conditions
Beyond the aforementioned categories, several other dental conditions deserve attention. Snoring, while primarily related to the respiratory system, can be linked to dental issues such as obstructed airways due to the position of the jaw or tongue during sleep. Dental anxiety refers to fear or unease related to dental procedures, which may cause individuals to avoid necessary dental care. Missing teeth can result from various causes, such as trauma, decay, or gum disease. Toothache can be caused by dental infections, cavities, or other underlying issues. Dry socket is a painful condition that can occur after tooth extraction. Seeking dental assistance promptly is vital to address these conditions effectively, and we hope that we are your go-to dentists in Brighton for all your dentistry needs and requirements.
Where you aware of your Dry Socket and how this condition can be treated?
Have you lost a tooth over time and need dental treatment to replace it?
Do you have a constant toothache and want to get to the root of the problem?
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