Archive for 'Common Symptoms' Category

Recurring Swollen Gums? Here’s What to Do

Common Symptoms, periodontal (gum) disease

02/05/2010
Periodontal (gum) infections can be quite painful, but more importantly, they can be signs of larger problems to come. If you are experiencing recurring swellings on your gums, then you have the hallmark signs of an acute periodontal (gum) abscess and need to make an immediate appointment with your dentist. more...

Jaw Pain after a Fall…What You Should Do

Common Symptoms, Dental Injuries

02/05/2010
Are you experiencing persistent pain in your jaw after a fall that won't go away or is getting worse? The first and most important tip is to see your dentist or oral surgeon now! There are many reasons for jaw pain; however, you need a professional to understand what happened more...

Tetracycline Staining—What Can I Do about It?

Common Symptoms, Medication

02/05/2010
Many adults today suffer from the embarrassment of discolored or stained teeth due to the fact they were given the antibiotic, Tetracycline, as a child. While the damage from Tetracycline is not reversible as the staining becomes part of the structure of the teeth, the good news is that your more...

What Do You Do About a Severe Toothache

Common Symptoms, Oral Health

02/05/2010
Anytime you have a toothache, the first thing most people do is reach for an over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever. While this may provide some temporary relief, to discover the cause of your toothache and the right treatment, you will need to see a dentist. Your dentist will determine the exact more...

Canker Sores Are Not Contagious

Common Symptoms, Oral Health

02/04/2010
At some point, many of us have suffered from canker sores, which should not be confused with cold sores or fever blisters. Cold sores are caused by the herpes virus (HSV1) and usually occur on or around the lips, but can occur inside the mouth on the gums, tongue and more...

Warning signs of Gum Disease

Common Symptoms, periodontal (gum) disease

02/04/2010
If you are experiencing any of these signs you should be evaluated by your dentist or periodontist. Gums that bleed during brushing or eating Gums that feel swollen or tender Persistent bad breath Pus between your gums and teeth Gums that are receding or pulling back from your teeth Changes more...

Understanding the Reasons for Dizziness in the Dental Chair

Common Symptoms

02/04/2010
For some people, standing up after sitting in the dental chair for an extended period can lead to dizziness or even fainting. This may also happen if the dental experience itself triggers too much anxiety. Postural (body position) hypotension (low blood pressure) usually results when suddenly going from a lying more...

Crown Sensitivity…How Long Should It Last?

Common Symptoms

02/04/2010
New crown sensitivity can vary from person-to-person, so this can be a difficult question to answer unless you go to the source that knows best—the dentist who placed your crown. And prior to going to your appointment, it is helpful if you have identified as many of the facts and/or more...

The Latest Treatments for Cold Sores

Common Symptoms, Oral Health

02/04/2010
People who suffer from cold sores know how frustrating this irritating viral infection can be. Herpes Labialis, the medical term for a cold sore or fever blister, is caused by the virus Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) type 1. While this virus is similar to HSV II, the type that causes more...

The Impact Stress Has on Your Teeth

Common Symptoms, Oral Health

02/04/2010
As with the rest of your body, stress can have a huge impact on your oral health. Whether you are bruxing (grinding) your teeth in your sleep or clenching your jaws every time your boss speaks, you may be causing excessive tooth wear, loosening your teeth, or getting painful joints more...