There are a multitude of things that can happen to a person’s mouth over the course of their lifetime. Many of them are benign and can heal on their own or just go away quickly. Other things though, require prompt dental attention.
A good reason for this might be gum recession, which would mean that the nerves of the teeth are exposed. There are other causes too, like cavities, cracked teeth, worn enamel or gum disease. See the dentist as soon as possible to find out why this is happening. One might only need toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth or they may need a root canal.
It can be a scary sight – blood on a toothbrush or dental floss. This is a sure sign of gingivitis. It’s also a signal that it’s not too late to reverse course. People with gingivitis should ensure that they follow the correct brushing technique and also floss regularly each day. By doing this, the bleeding will stop. If it doesn’t stop after a few days, then it would be best to consult the dentist.
Too Many Teeth
A normal adult mouth has 32 teeth in it. There are some people who have a condition called hyperdontia, which means too many teeth. People with a cleft palate may have this. Patients with Gardner’s Syndrome, which forms non-cancerous rumors may also have this. A dentist or orthodontist may take out the extra teeth and then use braces or another form of orthodontia to bring the teeth into correct alignment.
Wisdom Teeth Issues
There is a small group of people that have no problems with their wisdom teeth. The rest, though, have one or more impacted ones. This means the tooth can’t grow out naturally and needs to be removed, usually by a dental surgeon. It’s done on an outpatient basis and if the patient follows instructions, the healing can be swift.
No Space For Flossing
Usually when people floss, the floss slides effortlessly between teeth or at least with some effort.. There are some exceptions when this is not the case. Fortunately, there are many types of dental floss on the market and they vary from very thin to thick. People should just experiment until they find what works for them.
Dr. Shaista Najmi and her staff at Ivory Dental Jacksonville have seen these conditions. People who live in the area can come see her for a check-up. Give her a call at 904-998-1555 to make an appointment. No diagnosis will be given over the phone.