Common dental concerns like bleeding gums, missing teeth, and crooked teeth can not only hurt one’s self-confidence but can develop into long-lasting oral health problems. Dr. Greg Reece and his professional team are experienced in treating patients with the utmost care. Dr. Reece aims to provide a comfortable environment in which patients can discuss their concerns and what they want to get out of their dental treatment.
If you have damaged, crooked teeth, or have noticed you suffer from chronic headaches or jaw pain, call Dentistry of the Queen City. Learn more about the common dental concerns that many patients have and our dental care team can treat in our Charlotte, NC office:
Bleeding Gums: Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss your teeth? You may be developing gingivitis, which is a predecessor to periodontitis, or gum disease. Periodontitis is a fairly common disease, affecting 3 million Americans each year. However, in the late stages of the disease, it can lead to tooth loss and gum recession. Gum disease can also increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and heart attacks. Dr. Reece offers surgical and non-surgical treatment for periodontitis.
Crooked Teeth: Crooked teeth can make it more difficult for patients to bite evenly. Those with a misaligned bite or crooked teeth are at a higher risk for bruxism, or teeth grinding, which can wear teeth down. However, straightening teeth can be a preventative measure that looks and feels great. Invisalign, porcelain veneers, or tooth bonding are all great options for straightening crooked teeth.
Headaches: Do you suffer from chronic headaches? You may have a TMJ disorder. Temporomandibular joint disorders can cause pain in the jaw joint and muscles. Some causes of TMJ disorders include stress, jaw misalignment, or tooth injury. Oral appliances are a great treatment option that can help take the pressure off of the jaw and keep teeth from grinding together.
Missing Teeth: Losing a tooth to injury or decay can be difficult. Having gaps in your smile may make you lose self-confidence. Missing teeth can also result in other problems, such as the shifting and overcrowding of teeth, difficulty biting and chewing, and increased tooth loss. However, dental implants, dental bridges, or full and partial dentures are great restorative options for patients with one or more missing teeth.
Teeth Grinding: Do you often find yourself clenching or grinding your teeth? You may have bruxism. Bruxism is a condition characterized by chronic teeth grinding or clenching and may be caused by stress, crooked teeth, and a misaligned bite. Millions of Americans may clench or grind their teeth at night or during stressful situations. This can result in worn down or even broken and teeth. Oral appliances can stop teeth grinding and protect teeth from further wear and tear.
Do any of these common dental concerns sound familiar to you? Call Dentistry of the Queen City today at 704.486.8911 for comprehensive treatment. Our professional dental care team is ready to answer any questions you have about treatment options in our Charlotte, NC dentist office.