An abscess is a limited area of pus formed as a result of a bacterial infection. The body's immune system reacts to the infection, and sends white blood cells to the area to try to get rid of the bacteria.
To understand what happens when your teeth decay, it's helpful to know what's in your mouth naturally.
Your teeth are held in place by roots that extend into your jawbone. Front teeth usually have one root. Other teeth, such as your premolars and molars, have two or more roots.
Learn how bad breath may be a sign of something more serious in the body.
Avoiding a few common foods and bad habits in this list could help end your bad breath.
Improper oral care may lead to plaque buildup and plaque formation may lead to gingivitis, which in some patients may progress to periodontitis, a more severe form of gum disease.
Understand how teeth become crooked and your corrective options.
Bruxism is clenching or grinding your teeth, often without being aware that your are doing it. In the United States, bruxism affects an estimated 30 to 40 million children and adults.
Understanding tooth grinding - stress can play a large role in whether or not bruxism, or tooth grinding, affects you.
If you find yourself waking up with sore jaw muscles or a headache, you may be suffering from bruxism – the grinding and clenching of teeth.
Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a complex, vexing condition in which a burning pain occurs that may involve your tongue, lips or widespread areas of your whole mouth, without any obvious reason.
Yes, medications can have oral side effects – dry mouth being the most common. Be sure to tell your dentist about any medications that you're taking, even medicines that you purchase without a prescription.
This disease causes painful, round ulcers to develop on the linings of the cheeks and lips, the tongue or the base of the gums.
Cheilosis (also called cheilitis) is a painful inflammation and cracking of the corners of the mouth. It sometimes occurs on only one side of the mouth, but usually involves both sides.
Cold sores and fever blisters are caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), a virus that passes from person-to-person by direct contact with infected skin or secretions, including saliva.
A chairside guide to show patients how Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief® works.
Unlike teeth with obvious fractures, teeth with cracked tooth syndrome usually have fractures that are too small to be seen on X-rays. Sometimes the fracture is below the gum line, making it even more difficult to identify.
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