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November 23, 2016 DentistHealthcare0

There are many things that could cause a toothache in Houston, Texas. In fact, a toothache is usually a sign that you have a bigger dental problem. So, our A Dental Care dental team generally recommends scheduling an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Firoz Lalani, if you’ve had a toothache for more than three days.

Some of the most common causes of a toothache include:

Tooth decay:

Tooth decay is a serious dental issue that tends to cause toothaches. If you notice a hole or sharp edge in your tooth, or if you experience pain radiating in your tooth, you might have a cavity and it’s best to get it treated as soon as possible.

Infection:

Infection in the tooth and gums, which is known as an abscess, can cause a toothache. This occurs after severe tooth decay, gum disease, or an oral trauma attacks your tooth. It’s important to get it treated so you can prevent further complications, like a root canal and tooth extraction.

Fractures:

If you’ve fractured your tooth, whether it was because of an oral trauma or because you bit down on something hard, it’s best to get it treated immediately. A fractured tooth could cause severe pain, could invite tooth decay to form, and could increase the possibility of further breaking your tooth.

Damaged dental work:

Having a loose or broken dental crown, dental filling, or dental bridge could easily cause a toothache. It’s best to avoid playing or wiggling the damaged dental restoration. If possible, use dental cement to put it back into place until your dental appointment.

Something stuck between your teeth:

One of the most common causes of a toothache is having something stuck between your teeth. When this happens, you can rinse with saltwater and brush and floss your teeth. If the object still does not come loose, you can visit your dentist to get it professionally removed.

For more information about toothaches, or to schedule an appointment with our dentist, please feel free to call our office at at your earliest convenience. Our dental team will be more than happy to treat the cause of your toothache or give you the information you need to know more. We look forward to hearing from you!


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August 16, 2016 Dental TipsHealthcare

As you probably know, gum disease is something you should strive to avoid. You’ve probably heard that, in order to keep your teeth healthy and strong, you should brush and floss regularly. Similarly, you probably know that you should visit a dentist once every six months for a routine cleaning and exam. However, do you know what you should do if you have gum disease? Also, what do you know about the stages of gum disease?

The first stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. Gingivitis is an inflammation in your gums, though the infection isn’t usually too severe. In fact, this stage of gum disease can usually be reversed simply with brushing and flossing. However, if gingivitis isn’t addressed quickly enough, it can progress into periodontal disease. Unfortunately, periodontal disease is harder to reverse. Fortunately, a deep cleaning can usually help with this stage of gum disease.

If this stage of gum disease isn’t addressed, you may have to deal with advanced periodontal disease, which is also known as periodontitis. This more serious form of gum disease can lead to bone loss, tooth loss, and even oozing gums. At these times, chewing may become painful, resulting in a much needed need to visit your dentist.

In reality, if you’re able to catch gum disease early, you’ll be able to address the problem much more efficiently. This is one reason most dentists recommend six month checkups. As you’ve probably guessed, our team will be able to recognize the early stages of gum disease and can give you specific advice to fight against the issue. Similarly, there are a few things you can do to prevent gum disease, such as brushing and flossing daily.

If you are interested in learning more, please don’t hesitate to contact A Dental Care. Our dentists and team will gladly help you fight against gum disease, regardless of which stage of gum disease you have. We look forward to hearing from you soon.


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