Common Dental Problems

Common Dental Problems

Many patients avoid the dentist because of fear or anxiety. Often thinking that treatment will be expensive or painful, they sacrifice their dental health and suffer from embarrassing or uncomfortable dental conditions. Our dentist, Dr. Kim Daxon, understands the real fear that surrounds visiting the dentist. You can expect to receive personalized attention from your dentist at Daxon Dentistry so that you feel comfortable and relaxed before, during, and after your treatment.

6 of the Most Common Dental Problems

Many people experience chronic or painful symptoms but don’t realize they may be caused by a treatable dental condition. Headaches, migraines, and neck pain could be connected with dysfunction in the Temporomandibular Joints (TMJ). Cosmetic concerns, such as stained teeth or crooked teeth, may be caused by underlying functional or health problems. Here are some frequently described symptoms:

1. I am embarrassed by my smile and would like to make cosmetic changes

You’re not alone. Many people visit a cosmetic dentist to improve the appearance of their smile. A more attractive smile can boost your self-esteem and quite literally change your life. Daxon Dentistry provides a wide range of cosmetic dentistry treatments to help you get the smile you’ve always wanted.

2. I am missing some or all of my teeth

Missing teeth are the source of embarrassment for many people. Depending on your age, condition, and lifestyle, Dr. Daxon can recommend a number of excellent options for replacing teeth including dental implants, dental bridges, or dentures.

3. My gums are sore and bleed when I brush or floss

Sore and bleeding gums are classic signs of gum disease. Gum disease affects 3 out of 4 American adults and is the leading cause of tooth loss. During your routine exam and dental cleaning, your dentist will perform a periodontal screening to determine if you have gum disease and then recommend treatment options.

4. I grind my teeth in my sleep

Teeth grinding causes teeth to wear prematurely and can make them vulnerable to tooth decay and cavities. Oftentimes, teeth grinding is a sign of a temporomandibular joint disorder. Dr. Daxon has special experience working with TMJ disorders and can examine your condition to make recommendations for repairing instability as well as any damage that may have been caused.

5. I have dental cavities

Depending on the extent of the tooth decay, Dr. Daxon may recommend a range of treatment options for dental cavities. In some cases, a simple dental filling may be all that is needed. Patients with extensive decay may require a root canal.

6. I have constant headaches, usually when I wake up

Headaches and migraines are often misdiagnosed by physicians. In some cases, headaches may be caused by or worsened by instability in the occlusion (bite). Aided by state-of-the-art diagnostic technology and experienced in treating TMJ disorders, Dr. Daxon will perform a thorough evaluation and make treatment recommendations based on their findings.