Common Dental Problems
An abscess is a painful condition caused by infection in a badly damaged or decayed tooth.
Cavities and Tooth Decay
Tooth decay is the process of a tooth’s mineral content being dissolved. A cavity, or caries, is the actual hole in a tooth that is caused by tooth decay.
Gum Disease (Gingivitis)
Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums that is usually caused by plaque. It is the earliest and most easily treated form of gum disease, as it only affects the gums, but it must be treated to avoid more serious gum disease.
Most problems with the jaw come from the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and the muscles that help you chew. Brookside Dental Care has treatments that can ease this pain and discomfort.
Early detection is the key to successful treatment of oral cancers, so Brookside Dental Care is the first line of defense. Ask them about oral cancer screening at your next regular visit.
Periodontal Disease (Periodontitis)
Periodontitis is advanced gum disease. While gingivitis, the earlier stage, affects only the gums, periodontitis is infection that has spread to surrounding tissue, including tooth and bone.
Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that coats teeth. When we eat, plaque reacts with the food in our mouth and releases acids that eat away at teeth enamel, causing tooth decay.
Tooth Sensitivity is a very common problem that can be treated effectively by Brookside Dental Care with different products and techniques. It occurs when gums have receded or tooth enamel is worn down to reveal the sensitive parts of the tooth.
Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)
Bruxism is either the clenching or grinding of teeth, or both of them together. We will often recommend a mouth appliance to prevent damage to your teeth, and stress reduction to change the behavior.