Tooth Pain

An Insider’s Guide To Tooth Pain

Ignoring tooth pain can be detrimental to your dental health.

Have you ever experienced sharp tooth pain when chatting with friends, and as quick as it was there – it was gone? What did you do after the pain went away? Did you contact your dentist or did you go on with your day only to remember the pain when it happened again?

dental emergency in hospital

How Do We Handle a Dental Emergency in Hospital Dental Group?

A dental emergency is more than just a sore tooth – it can drastically affect the health of your mouth. See what would be considered a dental emergency in Hospital Dental Group here.

dental emergency in hospitalLet’s face it – accidents happen, and it’s always best to have an action plan for when you’re injured. But what should you do in the case of your teeth? We follow a specific protocol when it comes to handling a dental emergency in Hospital Dental Group. See some of our dentists’ examples below to see if it warrants an immediate visit to us, or to the emergency room.

Signs Your Wisdom Teeth May Need to Come Out

Never Ignore Your Wisdom Teeth!

In recent years, dentists and oral surgeons are more likely to recommend wisdom tooth removal at the first sign of an issue, or even before then! Wisdom teeth are left over relics from our bygone ancestors who didn’t have access to the luxuries we’re accustomed to such as toothpaste and novocaine. This meant that they needed a few extra teeth to come in later in life once a few have been broken, lost, or otherwise put out of use.

What can I do if my adult tooth is loose?

When you’re a child and a tooth becomes loose, there’s lots of excitement and nervousness that comes with it. You’re going to lose a tooth, and a grown up tooth will take its place! Money is going to appear under your pillow very soon! When you’re an adult, the reaction is a little different.

Hartford dentist gums hurt after dental appointment

Why Are My Gums Sore After a Cleaning?

We all know that being poked and prodded for an hour isn’t a fun thing. As dentists, we do all we can to increase the comfort of this experience (and we’ve come a very long way in a short amount of time), but somethings can’t be helped. If you’ve ever walked away from a dental cleaning with sore and tender gums, then you know that it’s not the nicest thing in the world. There IS a practical reason to why your gums are sore after a cleaning, however, and it’s not because we dentists like to make people suffer. Most of the time your bleeding gums mean one thing, someone hasn’t regularly been flossing.

How To Prevent Bleeding Gums

When you think of the unpleasant things that happen at a dental cleaning, one of the biggest things that comes to mind is bleeding gums. After all the poking and prodding is over there is the inevitable rinse cycle, which for some can look like a bloodbath. These same people might even have the occasional bloody spit after brushing their teeth. This is more common than it needs to be, and can often be fixed by changing a few simple habits in your brushing and flossing.

A Deeper Look at Desensitizing Teeth

If you have sensitive teeth there’s no doubt you’ve looked into the many products on the market made to help sensitive teeth. It may all seem a bit wash for those unacquainted with the extensive world that is dentistry, but it’s not all as daunting as it may seem! Let’s take a deeper look at the products out there that help people everyday cope with sensitive teeth!

Toothaches: Dentist or Emergency Room?

Should the unexpected happen and you have a dental emergency, where do you go? Do you call your dentist, or do you head to the emergency room? The answer might seem a simple at first, but there are a few factors you need to take into consideration before you determine where to go.

Why Does the Cold Weather Hurt My Teeth?

It’s finally starting to feel like winter outside. Soon we’ll have sledding, snowmen, and hot cocoa. It may be fun and games for most but for some the winter brings more brutal side effects. With the cold and buffeting winds a lot of people experience dried skin, chapped lips, and even tooth pain. Luckily there are ways to combat all of this, and we’re especially good with the tooth pain!

The Best Way to Stop Grinding Your Teeth

Bruxism. An odd and funny word no doubt, but for roughly 10% of Americans bruxism is a serious problem. Bruxism is the involuntary grinding of teeth that usually occurs during sleep (but it can happen during waking hours as well). Many people who suffer from bruxism wake up unaware that they have been grinding their teeth all night, reporting no pain or soreness in their jaw. While this may seem harmless, it can be quite the opposite. Grinding your teeth can cause a whole slew of problems, including: