Dental Problems

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Keep your teeth strong and healthy

At SOHO Dental, our team of dental health care professionals can assist with a wide range of dental problems to help keep your teeth healthy and strong as time goes by.

We can assist with the following Dental Problems:

Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety is very common and we get a lot of calls at SOHO Dental from patients that have severe dental anxiety.

Patients with dental anxiety have an uneasy feeling when they know it’s time for their dental appointments and tend to worry and dread their dental experience.

They exhibit classic avoidance behaviour; that is, they will do everything possible to avoid going to the dentist. They will even put up with gum infections, broken or chipped teeth and pain. These people usually go to the dentist only when they are forced to do so by extreme pain that is no longer bearable.

SOHO dental does great job at making you feel at home, making you feel comfortable in the chair, and really putting you at ease. Our dentists will go over any treatments prior to doing anything. They will tell you exactly what they are going to be doing so that there is not any confusion or any apprehension about what kind of treatment you are going to be receiving.

Tooth Pain

A toothache usually refers to constant pain around the teeth or jaws primarily as a result of a dental condition. The pain normally arises from within a tooth or the gum and bone structures.

The severity of a toothache can range from mild, sharp, chronic or excruciating. The pain may be aggravated by hot or cold temperatures and can be difficult to ignore whilst eating.

The agonising pain within the tooth is an indication that some attention and care is needed before the tooth becomes worse.

There are several reasons that tooth pain could occur.

  • Abscessed tooth: Infection within the tooth.
  • Damaged or fractured tooth: This can expose the sensitive dentin of a tooth.
  • Dental work: A tooth can feel a bit tender after a filling or crown is done.
  • Teeth clenching or grinding: This is called bruxismand can cause harm to the teeth.
  • Sinusitis: Inflammation of the sinus cavities can cause teeth to feel like a toothache.
  • Wisdom teeth: Can cause a toothache when they do not have enough space to grow.

A thorough oral examination, which includes dental X-rays, can help determine whether the toothache is coming from a tooth or jaw problem and the cause.

If you are experiencing a toothache please give us a call!

Broken Tooth

Even though teeth are extremely strong, there are still situations that may cause them to break, chip or crack no matter how good your oral health and dental care routine is. This can happen by biting down on something hard, having cavities that weaken the tooth, or due to clenching / bruxism even trauma to your mouth can cause many different problems.

When a tooth breaks, it may not hurt, but your tongue can usually feel the sharp area. If a large piece of the tooth breaks off, it can cause discomfort because the nerve inside the tooth may be damaged. If your tooth breaks, it is recommended that you see the dentist as soon as possible, especially if it’s not bleeding yet, to avoid further complications and underlying issues that may need attention immediately.

Here at SOHO dental we have an exceptional team of cosmetic dentistry professionals who can evaluate and recommend the best treatment needed to restore your teeth.

Chipped Tooth

Chipped teeth can be the result of unexpected situations. It can happen to both adults and children and if it is not treated, it may lead to other problems such as smile imperfections, tooth sensitivity, enamel damage, tooth pain, infections, abscess or tooth loss.

Reasons that can cause a tooth to chip include:

  • Injuring your mouth if you have fallen.
  • Teeth weakened by cavities.
  • Biting on hard items such as: nuts, hard candy or bones.
  • Trauma incurred from an accident.
  • Injuries while playing sport.
  • Poor nutrition.
  • Grinding or clenching your teeth (bruxism).

Infection/ abscess in Tooth

Typically, when a tooth gets an infection is it due to bacterial contamination of the root pulp. The bacteria make their way through the tooth structure and eventually it enters the pulp of the tooth.

An abscess is where there is a proliferation of bacteria that are causing damage at the tip of the root of the tooth. They keep multiplying in the bone of your upper or lower jaw. This process is very painful and can cause swelling and a general lethargic feeling.

Did you know that the health of your mouth effects the health of your whole body? When you have a bacterial infection in your mouth, it allows that same bacteria to travel into your blood system. The spread of this infection has been directly linked to heart attack, stroke, diabetes and numerous other serious conditions.

At SOHO dental it is our goal to help you achieve optimal overall health. Signs of oral infection can be bleeding gums that are puffy or red, bad breath, tenderness or pain.