Most of us suffer from oral health problems at sometime or other, but it isn’t always easy to know whether you should seek professional help for them. Here is a list of some of the more common problems, with advice on what you should do about them. If the list does not include your particular problem, or if you are still unsure about what you should do, then it is best to arrange an appointment to see us – we’ll be happy to help.
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Bad breath is a common problem and has a number of causes.
Bleeding or sore gums can be a sign of gum disease, so it is important to visit your dentist if you have either of these symptoms.
There are a number of different types of dental pain, as well as a number of causes.
We understand that some people feel very anxious or nervous about visiting the dentist.
Headaches, neck, shoulder and back pain and a host of other facial and jaw problems can often be traced back to the jaw joint.
Tooth grinding, particularly at night, is very common, affecting up to 50% of people.
Dry mouth, or Xerostomia, is becoming increasingly common.
If you have broken your tooth, it is best to call us for advice immediately.
Whatever the circumstances, if your tooth is knocked out you should seek emergency dental help immediately.
Chewing can be troublesome if you have teeth missing, or if tooth restorations are not quite right.
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