My Tooth Fell Out

Loose Teeth & Gum Disease Serious gum disease is also called periodontal disease and it is basically a bacterial infection of the gums that can affect the bone structure that supports your teeth. In more advanced cases, you may discover that your tooth fell out or feels loose. The bacteria colonized along the gum line […]

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My Tooth Looks Pink

If your tooth looks pink, it may be suffering from a condition known as resorption. In dentistry, this term refers to changes in the tooth root that are not the result of tooth injury or decay. Tooth resorption can occur either internally or externally. While resorption isn’t usually a painful condition, if left untreated, this condition […]

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My Tooth Is Numb

Many patients aren’t aware that the teeth are alive. Just like any other body part, your teeth contain blood vessels and nerves. If your tooth is numb, this may indicate that the tooth has been injured somehow, and is beginning to die. Quick action is needed in order to save the tooth and prevent it from […]

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My Tooth is Turning Yellow

Yellowing tooth is a form of tooth discoloration. Tooth discoloration is a somewhat natural process that has a number of causes. Though generally thought of as a cosmetic issue, a tooth that is beginning to turn yellow may be a sign of a more serious dental issue. If you notice this happening to your tooth […]

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My gums hurt when I brush, what could cause this?

If your gums are sore after you brush, you may need to replace your toothbrush and modify the technique you’re using when brushing your teeth. The American Dental Association (ADA) has recommended that adults use a soft-bristled toothbrush only, as medium and hard-bristled brushes can damage both the tooth enamel and the sensitive gum tissue. […]

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My tooth is sensitive to hot and cold, what could be causing it?

Your tooth is sensitive when nerves become irritated by the movement of fluid through the dentin of your teeth. It is generally a sign that your tooth enamel has been worn down, or may indicate that your gums are receding. The pain usually occurs when eating or drinking hot or cold beverages, but may also […]

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