2660 NC Hwy 210 East Suite 103 Hampstead, NC 28443

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Dental Concerns Hampstead, NC

Do you have concerns about the health or appearance of your smile? Dental concerns can range from common to complex. Treating a dental problem in a timely manner can help you avoid permanent damage to the teeth or gums and possible impact on your overall health and wellness. When treated early, dental problems can often be resolved with conservative measures.

Solutions for dental problems in Hampstead

The dental care team at Seaside Family & Cosmetic Dentistry has the training and expertise to provide comprehensive solutions for your dental health problems. We can work with you to identify the underlying cause of many common issues and offer appropriate treatment for your needs.

Dr. Francis and Dr. Fuller have advanced training in restorative dental services and also provide modern treatment options for tooth repair and replacement.

Common dental health concerns such as tooth decay and gum disease affect most patients at some point in their lives. Restoring oral health promptly can help you avoid permanent damage and the need for more invasive treatment to resolve. We emphasize the importance of regular dental care visits which offer the opportunity to screen for cavities and gum disease.

Other common problems can include tooth chips, tooth sensitivity, gum recession, and age-related changes in your oral health. As with decay and gingivitis, routine dental care plays an important role in minimizing the impact of dental problems and maintaining your smile.

Our dental care team takes the time to understand your unique oral health needs and risk factors so that our advice is tailored to your smile.

What are the signs of a dental problem?

Knowing the common signs of dental health concerns is also an important factor in seeking treatment in a timely manner. There are several signs of developing dental health concerns that should not be ignored:

  • Bleeding gums: If you notice blood in the sink after brushing or flossing your teeth, it may indicate the presence of gum disease or gingivitis. Schedule a visit with us for an exam and advice on how to manage gum disease. To learn more about how we treat and diagnose gums that bleed, please see Bleeding gums.
  • Changes in sensitivity to temperature: are your teeth more sensitive to hot or cold foods and beverages? Changes in tooth sensitivity can indicate a range of possible concerns from decay to infection.
  • Chipped or cracked teeth: If you chip or crack a tooth, prompt dental care is important to avoid the possibility of more extensive damage or even tooth loss. To learn more about the treatments we offer for chipped teeth, see Chipped tooth.
  • Changes in tooth color: Do you have a tooth that appears to be graying or changing color? Even if there is no pain, changing color can indicate an underlying dental problem. We treat tooth discoloration at our Hampstead, NC, dental office.
  • Abscess Tooth: An abscessed tooth is a painful infection at the root of a tooth or between the gum and a tooth. It usually results from severe decay, trauma, or gum disease. You may experience severe pain, swelling, and redness in the gums.
  • Missing Teeth: Missing teeth can lead to dental problems like shifting teeth, bite misalignment, and jawbone loss over time. Treatments such as dental implants, bridges, or dentures can restore function and aesthetics. You will want to address your missing teeth with a dentist to help maintain oral health, prevent further complications, and restore your smile.
  • Tooth Infection: A tooth infection is usually the result of untreated decay or injury and can lead to pain and swelling. If you don’t seek treatment for a tooth infection, it can spread to other areas, causing serious health issues. Early treatment preserves oral health and prevents complications.

Preventing dental problems.

There are many things you can do to prevent dental health concerns, from good nutrition to daily oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing your teeth daily will minimize the incidence of decay and gum disease. We also recommend routine dental care visits and the use of a custom sports mouthguard if you participate in contact sports or related activities.

When you visit on a regular basis, we can get to know you better and make personalized oral health and hygiene recommendations.