Common Dental Issues We See and Fix
General And Family Dentistry in Durham, ME
From gaps in teeth to gum disease, we’ve got you covered.
General Dental Office Near Greene Durham
Two Rivers Family Dentistry is located in Lisbon, Maine. We work with patients throughout southern Maine to provide emergency dental services, as well as restorative, cosmetic, and preventative care. If you live in the Durham area or in a surrounding town, we would be happy to get you or a family member set up for an appointment. Whether you need a regular check-up and exam or you want to handle a specific issue like a tooth ache or loose filling, we can help. We also work with a network of local dentists in Maine, and can help find a dentist for you.
Emergency Dental Services For Durham Patients
Any dental issue that requires immediate attention is considered a dental emergency. If you have a broken tooth, toothache, or issue with an existing dental piece like an implant, you need to see the dentist right away. Not only will this help with any pain but it will also prevent your teeth from getting damaged. Here is a brief list of dental issues that are commonly considered emergenices.
Chipped, Cracked, Or Broken Teeth
A chipped, cracked, or broken tooth can be painful or painless. But, it can lead to worse problems. Too much pressure on a crack can lead to a full break which can lead to tooth loss. If you notice a chip, consider calling a dentist right away.
Lost/Loose Dental Fillings
If you feel a filling is loose or it breaks and falls out, you need a dentist right away. The longer you go without seeing a dentist the more that can lead to your tooth breaking or re-infection of the cavity.
Never ignore tooth pain. Our teeth do not have a lot of nerves near the surface. By the time things being aching, there is a high chance that something is wrong beneath the outer layer of the tooth.
A swollen jaw is often a sign of a dental issue. Jaw swelling can have non-dental implications (due to injury for example) but it can also be a sign of an abscessed tooth or other issue.
If a tooth falls out while playing a sport or from an injury you might be able to get it re-implanted. By bringing it with you and seeing a dentist quickly, there is a chance it can be reattached.
May Need A Root Canal
Dental pain is often related to dental issues like cavities that have spread to the tooth root. If you frequently feel pain, consider calling your dentist for a quick check-up and x-ray to see if there is a cause.
Puffy, sore, red, or frequently bleeding gums are all signs of gum disease. If you feel pain near your gums or notice bleeding frequently, you should consider making a dental appointment right away.
Other Types of Dental Repair
If you notice any pain or dental issues, you shouldn't wait until your next scheduled dental appointment. Dental injuries should always be handled as quickly as possible.
Cosmetic Dental Services Near Durham Maine
While one of the most common reasons to see your dentist is to handle dental issues or keep your teeth protected from dental issues, another reason to go is to help improve your smile. We provide full cosmetic services including veneers, whitening, contouring, braces, and more. If you have questions, visit our pages on cosmetic dental procedures or give us a call for more information on dental services that are available.