Diseases of the Jaw
There are several diseases of the jaw that can cause pain and oral health problems.
During all dental check-ups and procedures, your Doncaster East dentist will look for symptoms of any disease in your jawbone and, if any symptoms are present, advise you on an appropriate course of treatment.
Some conditions are preventable; therefore, your dentist can also recommend a procedure to perform to keep your jaw, teeth, and mouth in good health.
Below are some of the most common diseases of the jaw, how they are contracted, and what can be done to treat the condition.
Periodontitis (or gum disease) is a disease of the gums and the supporting bone, which causes pain, redness, swelling and bleeding.
It is one of the main causes of tooth loss and is often connected with poor oral hygiene.
When you don’t brush your teeth regularly, layers of plaque form on the tooth and harden around the gumline, creating tartar; bacteria can then cause gum infection and inflammation called gingivitis.
This can cause a periodontal pocket to form between the gum and the root of the tooth, which creates a safe place for harmful bacteria to develop and cause diseases.
If left untreated, gingivitis can lead to periodontitis, damage to the jawbone, and tooth loss.
The risk of periodontitis is high for smokers, and is also increased by other factors like stress and diseases such as diabetes.
Brush your teeth thoroughly twice a day and use dental floss once a day to clean the areas between teeth that the toothbrush cannot reach.
Regular check-ups with your Doncaster East dentist will also help to you maintain good oral hygiene, and routine cleaning can be carried out to remove plaque build-up or tartar.
Caused by poor oral hygiene and plaque build-up, decay can infect the tooth and cause dental abscess in the jawbone, gums, or teeth.
To prevent infection, an abscess should be treated by your Doncaster East dentist immediately.
Symptoms may include:
- pain in the mouth or jaw
- pus draining from the area
If any of these symptoms occur, contact your Doncaster East dentist practice immediately. Immediate treatment involves removing the source of infection, usually by root canal therapy.
Antibiotics may be useful in severe cases, but are rarely needed for tooth infections. In more severe cases, a tooth may need to be removed.
Diseases of the Jaw treatment at DonEast Supreme Dental
At DonEast Supreme Dental, we provide safe and effective teeth and jaw treatments. Each treatment is carefully tailored for you!
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We are located near Tunstall Square Shopping Centre and offer on site parking for our patients.
Easily accessible via public transportation (bus stop within walking distance)