Proper Care for Teeth and Gums

Sometimes you have toothaches when your tooth is touched or when you consume or swallow foods that are cold, hot, sweet, and sour. Mild Sensitivity is due to receded gums or worn-down tooth. Moderate to severe sensitivity can mean a tooth has fractured, existence of a dental cavity,

Or a lost filling. Visiting your dentist in Upland for treatment can avoid the tooth from dying.

The most common source of tooth pain is tooth decay, although tooth pain may not be present in the early stages of decay. Other reasons for tooth pain are:

  • An abscess, an infection around the tooth. A red, swollen, painful bump near the side of your tooth. This tooth hurt when you bite down.
  • An impacted tooth, a tooth that has not broken through the gum. Gums are red, swollen and sore. The area around this tooth can ache, throb and painful.
  • Injury to the nerves in the centre of the tooth caused by an injury to the face or from grinding and gnashing of the teeth.
  • A heart attack, cluster headache, and sinus infection that can cause referred pain into the teeth or jaw.
  • Viral infections such as shingles.
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Nerve related diseases.
  • Vitamin deficiencies.

Healthy gums are pink and firm and do not bleed easily.

Upland Dental Practice

At Upland Dental Practice we have worked in almost all types of dental practice for over twenty years. Our dentist in Upland will provide you with a routine dental care check-up, the condition of your teeth and gums will be assessed. Preventive or corrective oral treatment will be applied depending on the findings of our Upland dentist.

We value our patients and place them in the heart of our business. We understand how painful and stressful it can be for someone suffering a tooth pain. Our clinic has the state of the art equipment and modern tools, our dentists in Upland are knowledgeable in the latest techniques

to give you a painless dental treatment.

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy will require good nutrition and regular brushing and flossing. To avoid a tooth and gum problem you should:

  • Brush in the morning and bedtime. Floss once a day.
  • Use toothpaste that contains fluoride.
  • Avoid foods that contain a lot of sugar. Sugar helps plaque grow.
  • Schedule regular trips to the dentist. We recommend exams and cleaning 2x a year.
  • Do not smoke or use other tobacco products because it decreases your ability to fight gum infection and delays healing.
  • Do not use illegal drugs which causes tooth and gum problems.