Common Dental Problems
Sensitivity to cold can be caused by decay, receding gums, or by tooth brush abrasion wearing away your tooth’s hard protective coating of enamel. While special toothpastes or mouthwashes for sensitive teeth may help, you should also visit us as you may need a filling or treatment for gum disease.
Pain and/or sensitivity to hot and cold are usually a sign that your tooth is decayed, or that the nerve within it is irritated. You may need a filling or root canal treatment.
Pain on biting can have a number of causes. An existing filling may need adjusting, or you may have a cracked tooth which needs attention. Alternatively you may have an infection, which could need root canal treatment. Again we would suggest an early visit to the practice.
Where a poor fitting denture maybe the cause of the ulcer, it is important to seek treatment for this quickly.
Sometimes an abscess can cause painful gums, and you may need a course of antibiotics and possibly root canal treatment.
If you suffer from a sore spot or ulcer in the same place for more than a few days, it is wise to get it checked out by us.