Solutions to Common Dental Problems

Here are some common dental problems we see as well as the steps you should take when they occur.

Knocked out or Broken Tooth

If an accident results in a knocked-out or broken tooth, it is important to take action. It is possible for the tooth to be saved.

Call us immediately, and we will find a time to help you in our office. We stay open on weekends, too, so we can tend to your urgent dental problems. In the meantime, keep the tooth moist–in its socket, if possible.

Treatments for a knocked out or broken tooth include:


For a mild toothache, call us at Premier Dental Esthetics to schedule an appointment. If the toothache is not yet unbearable, it probably isn’t an emergency. However, it may be a sign of dental decay and should be examined soon.

For a severe and persistent toothache, we will have you into the office ASAP. Severe toothache may be a sign of an abscessed tooth or another serious issue.

Treatments for a toothache include:

Headaches or Pain in Face, Jaw, and Neck

Headaches, migraines, facial pain, swelling, buzzing in the ears–all of these symptoms are linked to TMJ disorder. TMJ disorder occurs when the jawbone joint is affected by trauma, stress, or arthritis.

Come see Dr. Young to discuss TMJ treatment. To manage the pain prior to your appointment, you can take over-the-counter pain medications or use cold compresses and massage. Try to relax the jaw, especially when you are stressed.

Treatments for headaches and pain in the face, jaw, or neck include:

Red, Swollen, and Bleeding Gums

Red, swollen, and/or bleeding gums are signs of gum disease. This is not a dental emergency, but should certainly be looked at by your dentist.

Call us to set up an appointment. We can get your gums back to their healthy state. In the meantime, be sure to brush twice a day, floss daily, and eat a balanced diet.

Treatments for red, swollen, and bleeding gums include:

Dry Mouth

Occasional dry mouth is not a problem, but if you feel like your mouth is always dry, there may be an underlying problem. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Young. He can help you determine the best way to treat your dry mouth.

Treatments for dry mouth include:

Chronic Bad Breath

Usually, bad breath stems from a minor issue, but it could also be a sign of gum disease, cavities, or oral cancer. Set up an appointment, so we can check out the source of your halitosis.

Treatments for chronic bad breath include:

Whether you have noticed any dental problems or not, it is crucial to see your dentist on a regular basis. At each visit, he can look for signs of decay, disease, and oral cancer.

The earlier you detect a problem, whether serious or minor, the more effectively you can treat it. Call us today to schedule your appointment at Premier Dental Esthetics!