Do you have bleeding in your mouth? Do you have severe tooth/mouth pain? Do you have a fever and swelling in the mouth or facial area? Did you experience trauma/injury to the mouth or face? Any of these conditions require emergency dental care. Some dental emergencies require treatment within 30 minutes or less; others can … Read More
Most people would rather endure a toothache, no matter how painful, than visit a dentist. But a persistent toothache combined with swelling is often a sign that you have an infection, and once infection sets in, proper and immediate treatment is necessary to prevent it from spreading and worsening.
What causes a tooth infection?
A tooth … Read More
Dry mouth at night can be annoying, at the very least, or is either a symptom of a more serious health condition or lead to more serious oral health problems, at worst. Here’s what you need to know.
What causes dry mouth?
Medically known as xerostomia, dry mouth while sleeping comes with aging. Our saliva production can … Read More
Dry mouth, or xerostomia, is a condition wherein the mouth does not produce adequate saliva to keep the mouth wet and moisturized. Dry mouth is a common condition among older people, but may also be caused by stress, smoking, alcoholism, certain medications, cancer treatment, autoimmune disorders, or other underlying conditions.
Everybody usually experiences temporary dry … Read More
A gap between teeth is called a diastema. Diastema can occur between any two adjoining teeth; but it mostly occurs between the two upper front teeth. In most cases, gapped teeth are only a cosmetic while in other cases, gapped teeth is a symptom of a more serious dental problem.
Diastema can be caused by … Read More
Your tooth’s enamel – the hard, outer layer – is the strongest and most mineralised tissue you have. But it can still get damaged, e.g. chipped or cracked, through direct injury to the mouth; if you bite on something hard; or if you have a habit of grinding your teeth or chewing on ice and … Read More
Lockjaw, which is more commonly known as tetanus is a serious bacterial infection which affects the nervous system and leads to the tightening of muscles throughout the body. The “lockjaw” name is due to the fact the infection will start by causing a contraction of the jaw and neck muscles. Eventually, the infection can spread … Read More
Cold sores can start with a tingling feeling close to the edge of your lip or at the corner of your mouth. Then you usually feel a burning sensation and then little red sores begin to appear. The sores will then begin crusting. It can be a nasty sight.
Cold sores don’t just occur on the outer part … Read More
TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) is not a single, isolated disorder. It is a group of problems that involves joints around the jaw and the muscles. The temporomandibular joint links the jaw to the skull. Unfortunately, TMJ has no known cure.
Signs and symptoms of TMJ syndrome include stiff jaw muscles, muscle pain while chewing, a jaw … Read More
In the world of orthodontia there are some issues that need to be taken care of immediately. Sure there are cleanings and common aches from growing cavities, but these are relatively mundane and easy to address. When it comes to wisdom teeth, however, there are warning signs that may be telling of impaction.
1) Pain. By … Read More