Toothache: Symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment

Toothache is one of the most common dental complaints. There are many reasons that cause one to suffer from a toothache.  Let us have a look at toothache and how you can take care to avoid it. What is toothache? The sharp, pain that one suffers from in and around their teeth and jaws is called a toothache. The pain can be mild or may be severe enough to disrupt one’s daily life. The area of the jaw around the painful tooth may also get sore and feel tender. The…

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Dental cavities: Symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment

Dental cavities are a common complaint for the majority of the people. It is caused by bacteria living in plaque formed on teeth. This article will prove to be a useful guide for those looking for information on dental cavities. What are Dental Cavities? Dental cavities are medically called as dental caries. It is a dental disease that leads to tooth decay. Symptoms of Dental Cavities Symptoms of dental cavities depend on the type and severity of the decay. Small cavities are hard to spot. It is only when a…

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Abscessed tooth: Symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment

A toothache keeping you awake all night? Well, it might be something more than a simple toothache. It could be an abscessed tooth that makes it difficult to carry out daily tasks, talk, eat, drink, etc. during the day and disrupt your sleep at night. The severe, throbbing pain due to an abscessed tooth can get better only with medical help. What is Dental Abscess? Dental abscess or abscessed tooth is an infection that occurs in or around the tooth. The infection can occur at the root of the tooth…

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Dry Mouth: Symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment

Fear, anxiety or nervousness is common scenarios when one experiences dry mouth. However, if one experiences dry mouth at all times, it means there is something wrong with their health. Medically, abnormal dryness of the mouth due to decrease in saliva, it is called as xerostomia. This is a Greek term, where ‘xero’ means dry and stoma means mouth. This condition occurs when the production of saliva stops or is reduce that helps keep the mouth wet and moist. Many know this condition by its common names such as cottonmouth,…

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Canker Sores : Symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment

Ever suffered from an uncomfortable ulcer within your mouth that makes eating as well as speaking painful? If yes, then you probably suffered from a canker sore. Canker sore is a type of mouth ulcer. These are shallow sores that are red in color and may be covered with a white coat of skin over them. They are usually found present on the base of the gums or over the mucous membranes within the mouth. Canker sores are called as aphtous ulcer, aphthous stomatitis as well as Sutton’s Disease (in…

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Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction is one of the most dreaded dental procedures. At times, there is no option left but to get rid of the natural tooth to save the neighboring teeth or prevent an infection. Let us have a look at the scenarios where tooth extraction is the only option. All About Tooth Extraction Tooth extraction is a procedure to remove the tooth from its socket. Reasons for Tooth Extraction Tooth extraction is carried out for many reasons. A tooth can be removed due to: Tooth decay Tooth infection Dental caries…

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Wisdom teeth: Symptoms, why are wisdom teeth removed?

There are 3 molars that emerge in each quadrant of the mouth and wisdom teeth are nothing but the third molar. It usually grows between the age 17-25 and since an individual gains considerably more intelligence and wisdom during this period, this set of teeth is named as wisdom teeth. Do they grow normally? Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to come out. There are four wisdom teeth that grow in each corner of the mouth (2 on top 2 on bottom), precisely at the back of the gum. Unfortunately,…

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Oral thrush : Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Oral thrush Oral thrush is an infection of the mouth caused by overgrowth of the fungus Candida albicans. Apart from the mouth, the tongue is also affected. Oral thrush can occur in infants, children and adults of all age groups. However, the condition can be medically cured. Symptoms of Oral Thrush Initially, the symptoms go unnoticed and they develop over the time as the infection spreads. The symptoms are: White lesions (creamy) on the inner cheeks, tongue, gum and the roof of the mouth (palate) Corners of the mouth dry…

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What is tooth decay?

What is tooth decay? Tooth decay is a gradual process of degradation of your tooth. You experience toothache, pain in gums, bad breath and several other discomfort when your tooth begins to decay. We are all familiar with the term toothache but most of us are unaware how it happens actually… We explain you over here.. An overview of the process of tooth decay Scientifically defining, tooth decay means demineralization of the enamel or loss of enamel, which weakens your tooth. It has several other connotations like dental cavities or dental…

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Signs of gum disease

Gum disease is probably the most common dental problem that anyone can face. It begins with inflammation of the gums and then proceeds to a more severe form i.e. a disease. This condition is medically termed as periodontal disease. Sometimes you may not know that you are suffering from gum disease until it progresses to an advanced stage. Warning signs or the initial symptoms of gum disease Bleeding gums Do you notice traces of blood everyday while brushing, flossing or just normally? If yes, then possibly you are having an…

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