The health of your mouth affects the health of your whole body. When you have a dental problem, it is best to have us give you a thorough examination and then an explanation of all the options offered by modern dentistry.
The good news is that you are taking the first step to get your mouth and your body back into good health. And you are not alone! Many people have experienced the same problems, and improved their condition with the help and care of Blashford Dentistry.
Common Dental Problems
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. We at Blashford Dentistry have treatments that can ease this pain and discomfort.
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.
Tooth Sensitivity is a very common problem that can be treated effectively by us at Blashford Dentistry 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. Your dentist will often recommend a mouth appliance to prevent damage to your teeth, and stress reduction to change the behavior.