Dental Problems

Bad Breath

Bad breath, also known as Halitosis, may be an embarrassing problem to have. We can help completely eliminate this debilitating social problem.

Why do I have bad breath?

  • It may have been a result of built up poor dental hygiene and dental habits.

  • Not brushing regularly or flossing may have caused bacterial growth from food stuck in-between teeth.

  • Other factors that may cause bad breath is smoking or chewing tobacco.

What can we do?

New treatments can effectively eliminate bad breath/halitosis. Consult our dentist today and we can perform a thorough evaluation on the root cause.

 

Bleeding Gums

Have you noticed your gums bleeding or being sore when brushing or flossing? At City Dental we offer cutting edge gum treatments including laser therapy that is fast, effective and non-invasive.

What causes bleeding gums?

  • Bleeding gums may be a sign of gum disease or Gingivitis. When there is a buildup of plaque at the gum line, it causes inflamed and bleeding gums.

  • Improper flossing and or brushing techniques may also cause teeth enamel to be damaged causing swollen gums. An example is when brushing too hard.

 

Broken Tooth

If you had an accident, injury or bit something too hard that caused a broken tooth, City Dental can help. In cases where you did suffer a broken or chipped tooth, it is important to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. We can determine if it was caused by a cavity and if there is any harm to the nerve.

What next step should I take?

  • Ignoring the issue may worsen the problem and can cause infection or further pain.

  • If you cannot see the dentist right away, use gauze on the bleeding area and cold pack or ice to reduce swelling and pain.

  • There are temporary dental cements to cover the broken tooth to prevent further damage (sold at drugstores).

  • If in severe pain, taking pain reliever such as Advil can help.

At City Dental, we welcome all patients and are available for emergency dental care. We can fix most broken teeth within a single visit. Call us today and let us assess what it will take to get your smile back to perfect form and function.

 

Cavities

At City Dental, we take a balanced approach when dealing with cavities and fillings. We will only perform the procedures and fillings you honestly need. In any case, regular checkups are recommended so that we can help monitor the cavity and treat it before it grows.

How are cavities caused?

Cavities are caused by everyday tooth decay from bacteria and plaque on your teeth. The Bacteria and acids dissolve your enamel (top part of your tooth) causing a hole on your tooth also known as a Cavity.

How do I know if I have a cavity?

Usually if you come for a checkup, we can determine if you have a cavity through inspection or digital x-rays. Also if you have a cavity you may experience a toothache and discomfort in the area.

 

Crowded or Spaced Teeth

Misaligned Teeth are often hereditary and just how we are born. Having Misaligned or Crooked teeth may cause difficulty chewing or biting, speech impairment, and abnormal alignment of teeth.

What Can be Done to Fix my Crooked Smile?

We at City Dental can help in providing you that perfect smile. Traditionally these problems have been fixed with metal braces. Now we have better solutions like Invisalign, the clear, transparent braces solution.

 

Loose Teeth

There may be a variety of reasons for the cause of a loose tooth such as from an accident, bite injury, trauma or gum disease. A loose tooth may cause severe pain and discomfort especially when biting or chewing.

Do You Have a Loose Tooth?

If you have a loose tooth, we can help in providing consultation and the treatment of your pain.

 

Lost Crown or Veneer

A Lost Crown or Veneer can cause immense pain as it exposes the damaged tooth. It is important if the Crown has come loose, schedule an appointment as soon as possible with us and bring the crown with you if possible.

What Can I do in the meantime?

  • If you can’t see the dentist right away, applying clove oil with a cotton swab on the sensitive area can be used as a pain reliever.

  • Tooth cement can be purchased at drugstores to temporarily hold the crown back in place.

 

Missing Tooth

What to do in case I have a missing tooth?

  • Collect tooth touching only the crown of the tooth and store in safe area.

  • Place gauze in mouth to control bleeding.

  • Apply cold pack or ice to outside of area to reduce swelling and pain.

  • May take Advil or Tyenol to help with the pain.

 

Tooth Pain

Dental pain can be unbearable. You don’t have to suffer. We can help! Avoiding the problem will not make it go away – let us help you get out of pain. We can get you in today – Call 416-845-5500!

 

Sensitive Teeth

Sensitive teeth usually occur when a layer called the dentin which makes up the nerve endings of your tooth is exposed. This may be caused by many reasons including wear and tear, tooth decay, teeth grinding, Gum Disease, etc.

Certain teeth whitening products and mouthwashes may also cause your teeth to be more sensitive.

What Can be Done?

  • Good Dental Hygiene: Brushing and Flossing regularly using proper techniques.

  • If it is your mouthwash or teeth whitening product that is causing the problem, we can recommend or prescribe products that reduce sensitive teeth such as fluoridated mouth rinse.

  • Additionally there are dental procedures to reduce teeth sensitivity.

 

Teeth Grinding

Teeth Grinding - also known as Bruxism - is common in most people and usually occurs in your sleep through stress, anxiety or an abnormal bite. It does not usually cause harm, however constant teeth grinding may cause further complications such as fracturing and loose teeth.

Sleep Bruxism may be undetectable until problem arises. It is important to have regular dental check ups in order for our dentists to see the signs before your teeth become severely damaged from teeth grinding.

What Can Be Done?

  • If the teeth grinding has caused teeth damage, we may be required to perform procedures for teeth restoration.

  • Fitted Mouth Guards can be provided to help prevent further teeth grinding.

 

TMD or TMJ

TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorders) is the pains and problems associated with the movement of your jaw and muscles in your face. Common symptoms are pain or locking up of the jaw and face when opening mouth, chewing or biting, tenderness or even swelling on face, popping or grating sounds when biting or opening/closing mouth. TMD may also cause abnormal bite, headaches, toothaches, and dizziness.

What Can Be Done?

  • To reduce the pain and relax your jaw, medication may be provided.

  • To Correct the bite, a fitted mouth guard or splint may be required which also relaxes the jaw joints and muscles in the area.

 

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars generally appearing in individuals at age 17 to 25 Wisdom teeth usually come in misaligned and do not have the necessary room to grow properly. This may cause complications as the wisdom teeth may emerge through the gums and can cause infection or gum disease.

When Should I Remove Them?

  • There are many factors that come in the discussion of removing the Wisdom Teeth. These factors include pain in the area, the alignment of the wisdom teeth, possible infection, and damage to adjacent teeth.

  • Talk with our dentists so we can provide a consultation and evaluation on when your wisdom teeth should be removed.

 

Yellow Teeth

The enamel of your tooth is naturally white but after being worn down, the dentin which is a more natural yellow colour shows through. Certain foods should be avoided as they stain the teeth yellow or they may also be acidic and can tear away the teeth enamel. These include pop, soda, sports drinks, sugar candy, red/ white wine and black tea.

What Can Be Done for Yellow Teeth?

  • To prevent stained teeth, try to avoid the above mentioned foods. Also follow good dental hygiene and habits.

  • The fastest and most effective way to get rid of stained teeth is with dental whitening services.