It is entirely normal to panic when something goes wrong with your teeth. Be it a broken tooth, toothache, or any discomfort, we’re bound to feel stressed and expect the worst.
Luckily every problem is solvable (and it’s not all as scary or complicated as we think it is).
Almost every procedure or treatment can be done relatively easily and quickly. So, whatever the problem is, it can be fixed, and you’ll have your perfect smile back in no time!
Tooth Decay And Minor Problems
Tooth decay, also known as a cavity, is one of the most common health problems. We get them when a sticky bacteria, plaque, builds upon our teeth and slowly destroys the enamel, causing holes in our teeth.
Tooth cavities form after eating or drinking too many foods with sugar.
If you feel any pain or tooth sensitivity, visit your dentist. There are various ways to fix a tooth cavity. It all depends on severity.
You could get a fluoride treatment to restore tooth enamel and prevent any further decay in the early stage. You can also get a dental filling. This can be done relatively easily.
The dentist can also attach a dental crown if the cavity is more severe. And if the cavity has caused your nerves to die, the dentist will likely perform a root canal to save your tooth.
It is also possible to prevent tooth decay, brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and consume less acidic and sugary foods.
Even things like a chipped tooth, an impacted tooth (which could cause problems for neighboring teeth) can be fixed by a quick dentist appointment.
Gum disease is another problem. This is often due to a build-up of bacteria and left untreated, it can cause loose teeth or bone loss.
You could also experience problems with your wisdom teeth. Many patients will need to get them removed as they can cause gum disease, cavities, and damage to other teeth.
These are all problems that dentists can solve. Even some home remedies will do the trick in the early stages!
This refers to any work done that improves the appearance of teeth, gums or bite. Most people have some insecurity about their natural teeth, and dentists want to help make patients feel more confident.
If someone experiences severe tooth loss or tooth decay, then dental implants are used to replace teeth. Rather than having a mouth with missing teeth, patients can get implants inserted.
A dental implant builds a solid foundation and often transforms patients’ lives.
Implants can help a crown, dentures, or bridges feel more natural. Dental implants have many benefits. They’re long-lasting, prevent bone loss, feel and look like a natural tooth, and are easy to care for.
Implants are generally more expensive than other procedures but make a world of difference for most patients – making it worth every cent!
Tooth Abscess And Root Canal
A tooth abscess can be extremely painful. It is a natural defense against any infection and often puts tooth and gum at further risk. A chipped tooth or tooth decay can cause an abscess.
There are three types of abscesses, and they occur in stages.
An abscess may just need to be drained when it comes to treatment. However, if it gets into the inner pulp chamber, root canal therapy will have to be performed.
This can all sound very scary, but it’s not. Instead, book an appointment and sort the issue out before a more serious problem starts to occur.
All dentists will make sure you’re comfortable during the procedure. They only want the best for you!
So any problem that may occur in your mouth can be fixed, from home remedies to a quick appointment. Just remember, it is best to treat something in the early stages!