Common Dental Issues

Common Dental Issues

There are a number of reasons that can cause you to suffer from some form of discomfort in your mouth from time to time. If you find yourself struggling with a small niggle or something that has been building for some time, we always recommend seeing your dentist as soon as possible. By doing so, you may just avoid a costly and lengthy treatment! So just what are some of the common dental issues we hear about each day….

Toothache

At some stage, everyone experiences a form of toothache. This can often be a fleeting moment or something longer lasting. More often than not, toothache is the result of cavities forming which have exposed the nerve beneath, leading to heightened sensitivity and discomfort. It can also be the result of wisdom teeth struggling to erupt in your mouth due to lack of space. Injury from sports, crash or a fall can also lead to some form of toothache.

The easiest way to relieve any heightened sensitivity or discomfort is by seeing your dentist.

Sensitivity

Speaking of sensitivity, many people are surprised by just how much of a common complaint it is. From struggling to eat or drink hot/cold foods and beverages and even discomfort when breathing cold air or brushing their teeth. Knowing the triggers of your sensitivity can help control this condition, however if it is something that is becoming a daily issue try use the following helpful tips!

  • Use enamel strengthened toothpaste
  • Avoid your triggers (hot/cold drinks and foods)
  • Avoid whitening, this can result in temporary sensitivity

Bleeding Gums

On average, it’s estimated that some 80% of Irish adults suffer from a form of gum disease. Bleeding gums can often occur while brushing, which is why it’s important to see your dentist at the first signs of gum disease. If your gums begin to recede, it can be the result of gum disease, leaving the root of your tooth exposed and more likely to experience discomfort, decay or even tooth loss. Some simple steps can help you preserve your teeth and gums:

  • Quit or cut down smoking
  • Eat fresh vegetables as they contain less sugar than fruit
  • Floss twice daily to help remove any food debris and bacteria.

Worried about your dental health? Why not call in today for a quick check-up or contact us on 01 286 3787 or info@thefriendlydentist.ie to arrange your appointment!

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