Common orthodontic problems
Upper Front Teeth Protrusion
The appearance and function of your teeth are impacted by this type of bite. It is characterised by the upper teeth extending too far forward or the lower teeth not extending far enough forward.
The upper front teeth extend out over the lower front teeth, sometimes causing the lower front teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth.
The upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth, which may cause tooth stratification and misaligned jaw growth.
Proper chewing is impacted by this type of bite, in which the upper and lower front teeth do not overlap. Openbite may cause a number of unwanted habits, such as tongue thrusting.
Crowding occurs when teeth have insufficient room to erupt from the gum. Crowding can often be corrected by expansion, and many times, tooth removal can be avoided.
Spacing problems may be caused by missing teeth, or they may only be a cosmetic or aesthetic issue.
Dental Midlines not matched
This type of problem is caused when the back bite does not fit and match appropriately, which may negatively impact jaw and proper dental function.
Common endodontic problems
Sensitivity to Hot or Cold Foods
Possible Ailment: If the sensitivity is only momentary, generally there is no larger problem. This sensitivity may be caused by minimal gum recession that has exposed the tooth root or possibly caused by a loose filling.
Remedy: Switch to using a toothpaste for sensitive teeth and also use a soft-bristle toothbrush. Try brushing up and down as opposed to sideways, as this will wear down exposed tooth roots.
Sensitivity to Hot or Cold Foods After Dental Work
Possible Ailment: Sometimes dental treatments inflame the pulp inside the tooth and this may cause temporary sensitivity.
Remedy: The sensitivity should go away on its own. If, after four to six weeks it is still present, see your endodontist.
Pain When Biting Food
Possible Ailment: You may have tooth decay, a loose filling or a cracked tooth. You may also have damage to the pulp tissue inside your tooth.
Remedy: Schedule an appointment with a dentist. If you do have a cracked tooth, your dentist will probably refer you to an endodontist. A root canal will probably be the solution in order to relieve the pain.
Lingering Pain After Eating Hot or Cold Foods
Possible Ailment: The pulp inside your tooth has been damaged by tooth decay or trauma.
Remedy: An endodontist will likely perform a root canal to save your tooth and relieve the pain.
Constant Pain and Pressure, Swelling of Gums and Sensitive to Touch
Possible Ailment: Your tooth may have become abscessed, meaning there is puss in the tissue of the jaw bone at the end of the infected tooth.
Remedy: Schedule an appointment with our endodontist. In the meantime, you may take over-the-counter medications to alleviate the pain.
Ache and Pressure in Upper Teeth and Jaw
Possible Ailment: This pain can be caused by a sinus headache or bruxism, which is a condition of grinding your teeth.
Remedy: If you have a sinus headache, take over-the-counter medications, including sinus medication. If you have bruxism, schedule an appointment with your dentist.
Chronic Pain in Head, Neck or Ear
Possible Ailment: This could be caused by an infected tooth or other dental or medical problems.
Remedy: Schedule an appointment with your dentist or endodontist.