Posts tagged “gums”

Having a Dental Bridge Fitted in Chelmsford

Since dental bridges have come onto the market, they have become the more preferred choice to that of a partial denture. For a start, they are permanently fixed in the mouth, they last, with care, for a good 20 years and at around £300 for the treatment, not a bad price for a fixing that allows you the freedom your lost tooth allowed you. They do require a little more attention with cleaning- your dentist will be able to supply special brushes and show you how to look after your bridge. There are generally three main functioning types on the market, although it’s not down to which you prefer, it’s down to where in the mouth you have lost your tooth. If a bridge has only one tooth to bond to using wire and resin, you will require a cantilever bridge. A similar technique of wire and resin bonding is used to attach a Maryland bridge, bonded to two or more adjacent teeth. The most popular however is a fixed bridge; the new tooth is bonded between two crowns and cemented onto two adjacent teeth either side of the gap. Aside from the vanity appeal to replacing a tooth, there are health implications too. Teeth around a gap can move and become loose. Food can become lodged around the gap and gums, and bacteria can set in, leading to tooth decay, gum disease and hence, further loss. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.

Dentist in Epping Cautions against Neglecting Gum Pain

There are many dental problems that a normal person could suffer from, and not all of them are to do with the teeth. A person can also suffer from problems of the gums which can cause as much trouble as problems with teeth. According to a dentist in Epping, a person should consider having gum pain as a warning that he or she has dental or gum problems that need to be looked into on an urgent basis.

Most gum problems happen due to the buildup of plaque and the subsequent presence of bacteria. In the beginning, these problems start off as sensitive gums that bleed whenever the person brushes his or her teeth. Flossing the teeth will also lead to bleeding and pain. A person will also suffer from bad breath and redness of the gums as a result of this. If these problems are neglected, a person can suffer from severe problems of the gum including bone disease.

Gum pain can also indicate that there is a problem with the teeth. An infected or an impacted tooth can cause the surrounding areas to ache, and as such it is an effective warning mechanism. These pains can also be caused due to an abscess.

Gum problems are a very serious condition and should never be taken lightly. There is an entire branch of dentistry devoted to curing them. A person therefore needs to visit a dental practice that has an experienced periodontist available since a regular dentist might not be able to give them the required help. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.