The holiday season brings numerous family dinners and gatherings, making it vital to address any dental issues causing discomfort while eating. Let restorative dentistry allow you to savor every festive bite with confidence and comfort. Learn about some of these problems and the options that are available. Don’t let dental concerns dampen your holiday spirit!
Common Dental Problems That Can Dampen Your Holiday
Tooth decay is a common issue within dental health. Tooth decay begins when bacteria creates acids that corrode the outer enamel layer which can result in the formation of cavities or a small hole in the tooth. Tooth decay that isn’t treated can cause toothaches triggered by hot, cold, or sweet substances. Further on, it can result in infection and potential tooth loss.
Cracked teeth are most common in children and older adults. You may notice you have a cracked tooth through symptoms like pain while chewing, swelling, or sensitivity. Common causes of cracked teeth include:
- Biting hard foods
- Teeth grinding
Gum disease is an infection of the tissue that holds your teeth together. It is caused by the buildup of plaque (a film of bacteria). You may experience red or swollen gums, bad breath, and sensitive teeth that hurt when you chew.
Teeth sensitivity can result from hot, cold, sweet or sour foods and drinks when the enamel is worn away and the dentin is exposed. When these substances hit the dentin, they travel through tubes that hit the nerve deep inside your tooth which can cause an intense pain.
Teeth grinding is known as bruxism. Bruxism usually occurs when you are asleep, but some people clench or grind their teeth while they are awake without even knowing. It can damage your teeth, give you jaw pain, or cause headaches and earaches.
Comfortable Bite Solutions: Exploring Dental Crowns, Bridges, and Implants
A cracked, fractured or missing tooth can result in more serious oral health concerns if left untreated. To restore the integrity of your bite and reinforce the structure of your tooth, a dental crown can be put in place.
Crowns can take care of many different issues, including:
- Strengthen a weak tooth
- Protect and support a cracked tooth
- Restore a broken tooth
- Hold a dental bridge in place
- Cover a discolored tooth
- Cover a root canal-treated tooth
- Cover a dental implant
A dental bridge replaces a missing tooth. It is anchored to supporting teeth or another adjacent dental implant. They can offer a natural-looking solution that helps to prevent teeth nearby from shifting into the gap of the missing tooth.
Dental implants and implant-supported restorations can also help restore your smile from a missing tooth. In addition to restoring your smile, dental implants can protect your oral health by stimulating the jawbone and preserving its structure.
Let Restorative Dentistry Elevate Your Holiday Experience
With the holiday season comes a lot of eating; Restorative dentistry can help you feel comfortable and out of pain while enjoying all of those holiday meals. It can also help boost your confidence and reduce your stress so that you can enjoy the holiday season!
At Perimeter Dental Group, we are here to restore your confidence and comfort. Don’t let time slip away as this busy season approaches; Schedule your consultation today to explore the restorative solutions that are right for you. Click here to take the first step towards a comfortable bite and a radiant smile!