Third molars, or wisdom teeth, should generally erupt when a patient is between 18 and 21 years of age. If there is sufficient room in the jaw, these teeth will erupt normally and will function normally in a patient’s bite.
While there are many diseases that manifest themselves in and round the oral cavity, the most dangerous is oral cancer.
Periodontal disease is a disease of the gums and the bone that supports the teeth. To some extent, it affects about 90% of the population in the United States today.
Brushing too hard or too vigorously. You may think that the harder you brush, the more plaque you will tackle. Doing so may actually be doing more harm than good to your tooth enamel as well as your gums.
Among the most common, irritating and difficult to diagnose problems with head and neck pain are temporal mandibular joint problems, more commonly known as TMJ problems. The joint is located near the ear, where the top of the mandible or lower jaw meets the upper jaw at the base of the skull.
The past generation has brought tremendous advances in dental technology and treatment regimens. Among the most revolutionary, however, has been the advent of the successful use of dental implants to restore missing teeth.
Oral pain can happen to anyone at any age, and occurs for a wide variety of reasons. While some causes of oral pain are mild in scope, others can cause serious, almost unbearable pain. While many types of oral pain will respond to medications, these drugs will not treat the cause of the pain. Though oral pains are caused by very different problems, they all share one aspect in common: Every tooth ache needs to be investigated by your dentist as soon as possible in order to treat the cause of the pain and protect smiles from further permanent harm.
Among the most common, irritating and locally damaging oral afflictions is dry mouth. Chronic dry mouth is due to a lack of salivary flow.