An abscessed tooth is essentially a badly infected tooth where the infection has spread at the root and/or between the gum and the tooth. The dentist will treat this dental problem by cleaning the infected tissue, eliminating the infection and offering the patient adequate solutions for preventing other infections. This type of dental problem can be associated with other issues like gum disease or trauma to the tooth.
Bad breath is a dreaded problem but it is common in many individuals who don’t practice good oral health habits or who eat and drink certain foods. A dentist can treat the cause of bad breath and he can also give you recommendations for future care, treatment and prevention. If this problem is related to a dental issue, like gum problems, the dentist will be able to treat the disease and help you get rid of bad breath.
Sometimes jaw pain can be caused by a dental treatment. Although a certain degree of pain ca occur after specific dental interventions, it should disappear in a day or two and can usually be treated with simple pain killers. When the pain is more persistent and the patient experiences constant discomfort, the dentist can look for signs of a temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD).