Common Dental Problems

If you have a dental problem we are here to help

We are always here to provide care and support to our patients, so whether you have an emergency or a dental issue that needs attention and treatment please: contact us for an appointment

Emergencies

During practice hours, we endeavour to see any regular registered patient who has a dental emergency on that day. Should you have a dental emergency outside the normal practice hours, please telephone 01865 559521 for help and advice. We will always try to see our regular patients as quickly as possible if they have a dental emergency.

Tooth pain

Immediate relief is often available from an experienced dentist. Please do not wait until the pain becomes more severe as it can lead to infection and possibly the loss of a tooth. Treatments can often be provided painlessly and the correct diagnosis is important to achieve rapid relief.

Gum pain

Gums play a major role not only in your dental health but also in your overall well-being. Whatever the cause of sore, painful gums, there are steps that can be taken to minimise gum discomfort and potential damage. It is important to see your dentist or periodontist – a gum specialist – to see if it is just a passing ache or a chronic condition that needs professional treatment.

Broken tooth

Broken teeth can often be repaired. This will allow for a functional, better protected and improved appearance. Diamond House specialise in minimally invasive dentistry. We are a mercury free practice and provide excellent and immediate results with adhesive composite resin. This avoids or reduces the need for expensive and invasive treatments.

Bleeding gums

The main cause of bleeding gums is the build up of plaque at the gum line. This can lead to a condition called gingivitis, or inflamed gums. We have four levels of treatment, depending on the severity of the problem, which your dentist or hygienist will discuss with you to devise a treatment plan.

Headaches (clenching and grinding)

Bruxism involves clenching and/or grinding of teeth and results over activity of jaw muscles and is commonly performed while we sleep. By wearing a custom made anterior night guard during sleep, your jaw muscles are left in a relaxed position. This helps reduce head aches, jaw pain and bruxism associated tooth ache. In addition it will prevent tooth wear to your anterior teeth and fracture of your posterior teeth which can often result in the loss of a tooth.

Loose tooth

Teeth can be loose for many reasons. Where possible, the first choice will be to retain and improve the stability of existing teeth. Where this is not possible, replacement options will be discussed to provide strong functional and pain free restorations, allowing for smiling, eating and socialising with confidence.

Missing teeth

Missing teeth can effect chewing ability and diet absorption. It can effect the health of adjacent/remaining teeth and the overall appearance. There are several options to replacing teeth: dentures, bridges and implants, all with their own advantages and disadvantages. On consultation we can discuss the need to replace missing teeth and best options for the individual, taking their personal requirements into consideration.

Appearance of teeth

A smile is one of the first things that people notice about you and there are many ways to improve your oral health and the overall appearance of your teeth, if this is something that is worrying you. The first step is to discuss your concerns with your dentist as there are a variety of treatments available to improve the appearance of your teeth.

Second opinions

Embarking on complex treatment can be scary. It is best to be confident the treatment proposed is right for you before commencing. If you are unsure, it is often useful to seek a second opinion to confirm that you have explored options and the treatment proposed is right for you.

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