Many complications of common dental conditions may result in the need for emergency dentistry from your compassionate and gentle professionals at Esquire Dental Centres in Pickering and the GTA.
Complications From Gum Disease
Ideally, you will be visiting Pickering or Esquire Dental Centre’s two other locations at regular intervals, as prescribed by your dentist. Consistent professional cleanings prevent the worst gum or periodontal disease throws your way.
This common condition begins with sticky, destructive plaque film. Your mouth contains more than 500 different species of bacteria. Due to the abundance of bacterial species, plaque is constantly forming. A natural cleanser, saliva removes some of these bacteria, but its production can be inhibited by chronic medical conditions and often by the medications prescribed to manage these conditions.
Prevent the buildup of plaque by practicing good oral hygiene. Brush regularly and floss thoroughly. You need not clean aggressively to do the job, and overzealous flossing and brushing can even damage soft tissues. Diligence is the key.
Without treatment or a change of habit, plaque hardens and becomes tartar. Only professionals such as those at Esquire Dental Centres have the tools to effectively remove hardened plaque.
Plaque can affect the gums, first by causing inflammation and later by promoting gum disease. Advanced gum disease or periodontitis causes teeth to separate from gum tissue. Eventually, they’ll feel loose in their sockets and may even fall out.
Complications From Tooth Decay
As bacteria feed off of the sugars present in food and drink that remain on the teeth due to inadequate cleansing, acids are produced. These acids march a destructive path from the outside to the inside of the tooth. What starts as thinning of protective enamel, progresses to holes or cavities in the teeth. If these cavities are not filled, the bacteria and acid continue to work their way from the outside to the innermost portion of the tooth. Pain may be intense by the time this acidic combination reaches the soft, tender pulp of the tooth.
Complications of tooth decay include infections or abscesses. These pus-filled pockets are your body’s way of fighting off bacterial invaders. Since these infections have the potential to spread to surrounding tissues and other parts of the body, it’s critical to call Esquire Dental Centres at 905-250-1605 (in Pickering).
The dentists are available day or night to, first, resolve your pain and, second, restore your health. Longer-term health can be achieved in as little as a single appointment or ongoing, follow-up appointments may be required. In the case of serious infections, root canal therapy followed by a restoration (such as a dental crown) may be the only way to save your natural tooth.
The sooner you call for emergency dentistry services at the centres in Pickering, North York, or Scarborough, the greater the odds that your tooth can be saved in the event of more acute conditions, such as a dislodged or fractured teeth resulting from a fall or sporting accident. Don’t delay to feel better and avoid even more painful and potentially costly dental problems.