Conditions

Conditions

Poor oral hygiene can lead to problems ranging from cavities and tooth sensitivity to advanced gum disease. However, most dental problems can be prevented with good oral hygiene and regular checkups.

Oral health is the overall condition of your mouth, teeth, and gums. In most cases, the term “dental problems” refers to conditions that affect oral health. Dental problems can include tooth decay, gum disease, tooth erosion, and gum infections. A person may suffer pain and discomfort, be unable to eat normally, and feel low self-esteem as a result.

If you have an oral health condition that you would like to address, please contact Couture Dentistry in Plano, TX, to schedule an appointment. For questions about your condition, or any of our dentistry services, please call 214.919.7040 or email [email protected].

Conditions

Bad Breath

Having bad breath can be embarrassing. Bad breath may also signify a serious oral health problem if it persists. When you suffer from a problem with bad breath, you may wish to talk to a dentist before reaching for chewing gum and mints.

Bleeding Gums

Swollen, bleeding gums can be unattractive and uncomfortable. In addition, these symptoms can be indicative of periodontal disease, which can have devastating effects on your oral health. Your general health may also suffer.

 

Bone Loss in Jaw

As a result of periodontal disease or missing teeth, many patients experience bone loss in their jaw. Atrophy of the jawbone occurs gradually, so you may not notice it immediately. Visit Couture Dentistry to evaluate tissue loss in your jaw.

Cavities

Dental cavities are a very common issue, which often goes unnoticed until they cause serious damage to the teeth. Cavities are the small unwanted holes in your teeth caused by tooth decay. If left untreated, they may lead to pain, sensitivity, or infection.

Chipped Teeth

It can be frustrating to suffer from a chipped tooth, as it affects the appearance and look of your smile and affects your confidence and speech. It can be difficult to smile or laugh with a chip or crack on your tooth’s enamel, even if it is minor.

Crooked Teeth

Having crooked teeth can negatively impact both your health and your appearance. It is common for patients to feel self-conscious about their misaligned teeth, but they hesitate to consider a lengthy, involved treatment with braces.

Dry Mouth

Dry mouth is uncomfortable. In addition to causing bad breath, having a dry mouth can affect your sense of taste and make chewing and swallowing more difficult. Dry mouth can also affect your health since saliva keeps your teeth clean and aids in digestion.

Gap Teeth

Having gaps between your teeth can make you feel self-conscious. In extreme cases, you may even go out of your way to avoid smiling or laughing. Filling gaps between teeth will help you feel more confident about your smile.

Gingivitis

Gingivitis is a periodontal condition characterized by bleeding gums, inflammation, and bad breath. Gingivitis can be easily reversed with timely treatment from a dentist. You are more likely to develop gingivitis disease if you have certain risk factors.

Gummy Smile

Too much gum tissue may make your teeth appear shorter than they actually are, resulting in an unbalanced smile. Gum contouring and BOTOX® Cosmetic are two treatments available to treat gummy smiles that many patients do not know about.

Loose Tooth

Losing a child’s tooth is common, but losing an adult’s tooth generally indicates an oral health problem. When gums and other supporting structures fail to support your adult teeth, they may become loose. Treatments depend on the cause and instability length.

Missing Teeth

Missing teeth may make chewing and speaking more difficult. Missing teeth can also make you feel embarrassed. Replacing missing teeth can be accomplished in a number of ways. Your oral and overall health may be at risk if you neglect to address tooth loss.

Overbite

Having an overbite means your top teeth are overlapping your bottom teeth. The condition often makes sufferers feel self-conscious about their appearance. A severe overbite may also affect oral health. Treatment options are available for this condition.

Sensitive Teeth

Having sensitive teeth can make consuming foods and drinks like ice cream and hot beverages difficult. Fortunately, there are many effective treatments for tooth sensitivity. Your dentist at Couture Dentistry can prescribe a solution based on the cause.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep disorders affect over 22 million Americans, causing snoring, restlessness, fatigue, and other health risks. Sleep apnea is a serious condition that can affect all aspects of your life. Sleep apnea has been linked to heart attacks, strokes, and premature death.

Stained Teeth

Although dental stains do not affect your oral health, they can certainly make you feel uncomfortable smiling. Several treatments are available at Couture Dentistry to brighten your smile, depending on the type of stains that you have on your teeth.

Teeth Grinding

Bruxism is a disorder that affects both adults and children. Bruxism, sometimes called teeth grinding or clenching, is a condition that occurs involuntarily and can be a result of stress or misaligned teeth. If left untreated, it can damage your tooth enamel.

Tooth Pain

You may experience a toothache for various reasons and have different symptoms. While some patients experience sharp, stabbing pain and swelling near the affected tooth, others see signs of infection, which can lead to more serious issues.

Underbite

An underbite occurs when your lower teeth overlap your upper teeth. An underbite can make chewing and speaking difficult. A misalignment of the jaw may be the cause of an underbite, which can be improved with a range of treatments.

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