5 signs that indicate you need to fix your teeth problems

Poor oral hygiene is a hideout for bacteria causing gum diseases and tooth decay right in the sight of others. Along with that, it can also lead to heart diseases, cancer and diabetes.

This is why dental clinics in Ottawa can impart oral hygiene habits in you as a lifelong commitment. 

1. Bad breath

One major cause of bad breath is the accumulation of bacteria in your mouth. To add-on, brushing your teeth is not enough to keep bacteria away, as bacteria are not only found around the teeth but also gets trapped on the surface of the tongue, on the tooth surface, on the underlying gum layers, cheeks, back of the mouth/throat in brief, everywhere. 

Bacteria begin to form in the mouth when the food particles remain in your mouth in between the teeth and gums. As bacteria forms in between the teeth, it eventually causes toothache and as you visit the dental clinic in Ottawa, there has formed a plaque causing “Cavities.”

As the bacteria begin surviving on the food particles in between your teeth, they eventually start chewing up on your tooth surface causing holes in between your teeth. Sure, these holes are not visible to anyone but eventually, teeth start rotting and turn black. However, dental cavities can be repaired depending on its severity. 

Do you see a dark shadow anywhere in between your teeth? Make a visit to your nearest Dental Clinic in Ottawa before it’s too late! 

2. Swollen/bleeding gums

Also known as “Gingivitis” i.e., inflammation of the gums. It is not easy to indicate the initial stage of gums swelling up but with regular dental visits, you would not have to worry about it.

They first begin to look indifferent in colour and look slightly red instead of normal pink. Eventually, they start swelling up and look thick till the thickening elevates around the tooth making your teeth look smaller.

It is when you spit a chunk of blood along with your toothpaste you realize it’s a red alert! However, you must not ignore these sensations.

  • When you feel irritation in the gums.
  • Sensitivity when you drink anything cold.
  • When you notice bleeding while flossing.
  • When brushing your teeth.

The dental clinic in Ottawa believes these signs as the onset of gingivitis which happens to be completely reversible!! 

Once you get your gingivitis treatment, all it takes is proper care of the gums and yearly 2 visits to the dentist! 

3. Gum recession

Gum recession is followed by gingivitis. If gingivitis is left untreated, it may lead to “Periodontal Diseases” of which, one is gum recession (ulcers, tooth loss, tooth infection, dysfunctional alignment etc. are some other types f Periodontal diseases).

Gums began to recede when bacteria start destroying the gum tissues and invade the bloodstream but before that, they attack the jaw bone that holds your teeth in place and eventually the jaw bone degenerates.

Receding gums are caused by:

  • Hardened plaque buildup 
  • Dry mouth
  • Smoking
  • Hormonal changes
  • Diabetes
  • Family history 

Receded gums cannot grow back. However, the dental clinic in Ottawa uses alternative methods to ensure the teeth are covered by gums and that your bone is not exposed. It may require as few as some anti-biotics or may require a dental implant or a full-fledged surgery. 

4. Jaw pain

Jaw pain is usually accompanied when the bacterial infection has successfully penetrated through the gums into the bone which is followed by jaw pain. 

Common dental problems that cause jaw pain include:

  • Cavities
  • A pus-filled tooth pockets
  • Growth of wisdom teeth
  • Gum disease or tooth decay
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Tooth grinding or clenching

If dental issues are to blame, you’ll likely have additional symptoms, such as:

  • Tooth pain that lingers or comes and goes
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Painful, bleeding gums
  • Sores in your mouth
  • Bad breath or persistent dry mouth
  • Pain when chewing or swallowing

On several serious conditions, breathing has been seen to be affected causing difficulty. Pus pockets, also known as an abscess, are followed by facial swelling and fever. This usually accounts for the removal of the tooth and/or dental implant. 

5. Severe headache

You may identify the term “sinus pain” as it is a very common problem that people neglect excusing it of stress or lack of sleep. However, most of the time, the sinus pain is caused due to a dental problem. 

This is because the teeth in our jaw, as we grow, get quite closer to the underlying nerves of our cranium which on any slight sensation shall alarm our facial sinuses which may also cause 

  • Vomiting
  • Weakening of the eye movement
  • Swelling of the eyelids
  • Eyeball protrusion

Along with headache, toothache may cause severe pain in the ears and infection of the tooth may cause a sore throat. 

Do not wait for a dental emergency to force you to go to a dental clinic. May it be dental anxiety or worry over the dental expense, if you ignore any of the symptoms mentioned above, it may require a treatment that shall be overly expensive and highly complexed.

At Kanata Highlands Dental, we keep your anxieties in mind and treat you accordingly. 

Contact us at (613)-270-1001 or book an appointment today!

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