The 6th Sense Dental team can solve a lot of common dental problems using all of our new technology and equipment at our new dental clinic located in Bonita Springs, FL.  Below is a list of some of the most common dental issues we come across.

Gum Disease

Gum disease is considered an inflammation of a person’s gums. The disease can even progress to affect the bone, which supports and surrounds the teeth. Gum disease is caused by plaque build-up. It’s a colorless, sticky film that forms around the teeth. If it’s not removed with daily flossing and brushing, plaque can build up. Thus, the bacterium not only infects the teeth and gums, but also bone and gum tissue that support the teeth. Due to this, they can fall out or need to be removed.

Bad Breath

Bad breath is also called halitosis. It can be quite embarrassing and may cause anxiety. It’s worth mentioning that store shelves keep overflowing with mints, gum and mouthwashes to provide you with some relief from bad breath. Unfortunately, most of these products are just temporary measures. They don’t treat the root cause of the problem.

Some health conditions, habits and foods can cause bad breath. In most cases, you can improve this problem with proper oral hygiene. In case you aren’t able to solve the problem with self-care techniques, you should consult a physician or dentist.

Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is the damage caused when bacteria or germs in the mouth make acids, which eat away a tooth. It can cause a hole in the tooth. This hole is called a cavity. If left untreated, tooth decay can cause infection, pain and tooth loss. A person’s tooth has three different layers:

    • Enamel – Hard Outer Layer
    • Dentin – Middle Layer
    • Pulp – Center of the tooth. Contains blood vessels and nerves

When more layers are affected by the bacteria, the condition worsens.

Tooth Erosion

Tooth erosion is the loss of your tooth enamel caused by an acid attack. Enamel is the protective coating over the tooth. It protects the Dentin layer underneath. When the enamel wears away, the Dentin layer is exposed. This leads to sensitivity and pain. In most cases, erosion shows up as hollows in your teeth, and wearing away of your tooth surface and edges. Since the Dentin layer is sensitive, the affected teeth become more sensitive to cold, heat, acidic drinks and certain foods.

Tooth Loss

Tooth loss is a common condition in which one or multiple teeth fall out or come loose. Tooth loss is most common in baby or deciduous teeth as these are replaced by adult teeth. Otherwise, losing teeth may be caused by disease or injury, such as tooth injury, mouth trauma, gum disease and tooth decay. The condition where you miss one or multiple teeth is called edentulism.

Tooth Aches

As the name suggests, a toothache is a pain around or in a tooth. Toothaches may be caused by an abscessed tooth, tooth decay, damaged fillings, a tooth fracture, infected gums, or repetitive motions, among other things. There are several symptoms of toothache. Some of the most common ones include swelling around the tooth, headache or fever, foul tasting drainage from your infected tooth and sharp or throbbing tooth pain. In most cases, pain occurs when pressure is applied on the tooth.

Canker Sores

Canker sores are round, painful mouth sores. They are visible in several places, including inside the cheeks, inside the lips, base of the gums, on the tongue and on the mouth’s roof. In most cases, canker sores run in families. In addition to this, they are also linked with other problems, such as Behcet’s Syndrome. A person may suffer from one or multiple canker sores. Most people get 3-4 canker sores at a time. These aren’t contagious.

Scientists and doctors still don’t know the main cause of canker sores. Most people believe that they are caused by the body’s immune system. Menstruation, emotional stress and injury to your mouth can be triggers to canker sores. Some foods, such as acidic or citrus foods, can also trigger canker sores.

Gingivitis

This condition is an inflammation of your gums. It is the initial stage of gum disease. The primary cause of gingivitis is plaque buildup. If you do not remove the plaque with daily flossing and brushing, it can produce toxins, which irritate the gum tissue and cause gingivitis. When you’re suffering from this initial stage gum disease, damage can be easily reversed. If this condition is left untreated, it can become periodontitis. This causes permanent damage to your teeth.

Sleep Apnea

Oral appliances to relieve breathing problems that lead to a diminished quality of sleep affecting your overall health. These can often be worn as an alternative to the more cumbersome CPAP machine prescribed by your doctor.

The 6th Sense Dental team can solve a lot of common dental problems using all of our new technology and equipment at our new dental clinic located in Bonita Springs, FL.  Below is a list of some of the most common dental issues we come across.

Gum disease is considered an inflammation of a person’s gums. The disease can even progress to affect the bone, which supports and surrounds the teeth. Gum disease is caused by plaque build-up. It’s a colorless, sticky film that forms around the teeth. If it’s not removed with daily flossing and brushing, plaque can build up. Thus, the bacterium not only infects the teeth and gums, but also bone and gum tissue that support the teeth. Due to this, they can fall out or need to be removed.

The 6th Sense Dental team can solve a lot of common dental problems using all of our new technology and equipment at our new dental clinic located in Bonita Springs, FL.  Below is a list of some of the most common dental issues we come across.

Gum disease is considered an inflammation of a person’s gums. The disease can even progress to affect the bone, which supports and surrounds the teeth. Gum disease is caused by plaque build-up. It’s a colorless, sticky film that forms around the teeth. If it’s not removed with daily flossing and brushing, plaque can build up. Thus, the bacterium not only infects the teeth and gums, but also bone and gum tissue that support the teeth. Due to this, they can fall out or need to be removed.