If you’re like most people, you probably dread the idea of having to go to the dentist. Whether you have to go for an annual checkup or you’ve had tooth pain for weeks, the unfortunate reality is that our mouths are a breeding ground for bacteria, both the good and the bad. In order to maintain an adequate level of oral health, it’s up to each individual to brush and floss his or her teeth on a regular basis. When you take the time to educate yourself on common dental problems and their causes, you can take the proper precautions to ensure your teeth stay strong and healthy. In this blog, we’ll look at some of the most common reasons people go to the dentist.

At North Shore Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Buffalo Grove, our dental professionals have seen it all. From tooth decay to dental implants and wisdom teeth removal, we’ve helped hundreds of Illinois residents remedy their tooth discomfort through our dental services. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment!

Wisdom Teeth Pain

These days, oral surgery to remove wisdom teeth is a standard practice, in fact, it’s almost a rite of passage for young adults. When your wisdom teeth cause issues or your dental X-rays show that there may be some tooth crowding, your dentist may recommend wisdom tooth removal. There are a number of reasons you may need these teeth removed, and some of the most popular include:

  • When your extra set of molars (wisdom teeth) start to grow in, they can push your other natural teeth around. This can lead to mouth discomfort and bite problems.
  • If cysts have started to form around your new teeth, they can hollow out your jaw and even cause damage to your nerves.
  • Many people opt to remove their wisdom teeth because they suffer from sinus pain, pressure, and congestion in the nasal area.
  • If the gums around your wisdom teeth are swollen or inflamed, wisdom tooth removal may be recommended.

If you start to notice any of the signs and symptoms listed above, contact the professionals at North Shore Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. We specialize in wisdom teeth removal and we’ll do everything we can to ensure your visit is comfortable.

Tooth Sensitivity

Do hot or cold foods make you wince as soon as they hit your teeth? Teeth sensitivity can happen for a number of reasons, and your dentist will be able to help you figure out exactly what is causing you tooth discomfort. Some common reasons for tooth sensitivity include:

  • Tooth decay or cavities
  • Fractured or damaged teeth
  • Worn out fillings
  • Gum disease
  • An exposed tooth root

If you suffer from sensitive teeth, you don’t have to put up with the pain forever. Make sure you tell your dentist about any issues you have chewing, swallowing, speaking, or moving your tongue.

Dr. Frank and his staff at North Shore Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery place your oral health and satisfaction as their highest priority. Schedule an appointment online today!