Common Dental Issues We See and Fix
General And Family Dentistry in Lisbon Falls, ME
From gaps in teeth to gum disease, we’ve got you covered.
General Dental Office Near Lewiston Maine
At Two Rivers Family Dentistry in Lisbon Maine, we see patients from all over southern Maine. Our team is dedicated to providing judgement-free dental services for entire families. We provide general, cosmetic, restorative, and emergency dental services to our patients.
If you or someone in your family needs to see a dentist for either a regular check-up or in order to handle an issue with a toothache, we would be happy to schedule an appointment with you. Simply give us a call or fill out our new patient form.
Emergency Dental Services For Lewiston Patients
There are a few different issues that can be categorized as a dental emergency. One common question we hear from people is whether or not a dental issue requires immediate attention, or what is the difference between a medical emergency and a dental emergency. Simply put, if an emergency is life-threatening or affects more than the mouth, you should consider going to an emergency room. If you have a dental issue that needs immediate help like a broken or lost tooth, you should quickly go to a dentist.
Here are some dental emergency scenarios we tend to see:
Chipped, Cracked, Or Broken Teeth
If your tooth is chipped, cracked, or broken due to an injury or other circumstance, you should quickly make an appotinment with a local emergency dentist. We can help handle the damage to your tooth. In the meaentime you should rinse out your mouth with warm water, and use gauze to put pressure on any bleeding.
Lost/Loose Dental Fillings
If any restorative dental material falls out or gets damaged including fillings, crowns, bridges, or implants, you should make a dental appointment right away to get them repaired.
Toothaches and sensitivity are common signs of dental issues. They can be signs of cavities or other dental decay. If you have a toothache, don't hesitate to visit a dentist.
Jaw pain can be caused by a variety of dental and other health problems. While not all jaw pain stems from dental issues, swollen jaws are often related to infection below the gumline.
If a tooth is knocked out, it may be able to be implanted back in. When an adult tooth falls out due to an injury you should take the tooth (by the crown) and rinse it off with water. You should then hold the tooth in your mouth or put it in milk while on the way to an emergency dentist.
May Need A Root Canal
If you experience constant pain in your mouth it may be a sign of tooth decay underneath your gums. You should never let dental pain go unchecked. Make a dental appointment, so a dentist can determine the cause of your tooth pain.
Bleeding gums are not that uncommon. However, if your gums are sore and bleed frequently when brushing or flossing this could be a sign of gum disease. You should not wait for your next regular dental check-up to have your gums looked at.
Other Types of Dental Repair
There are other dental issues the require immediate attention. If you have oral issue that is causing pain, making it difficult to eat/drink, or are concerned about an issue with your teeth/gums, please give us a call.
Cosmetic Dental Services Near Lewiston Maine
Taking care of your smile means not only helping you with your oral health but also with the appearance of your smile. Millions of Americans have negative feelings about their teeth because of stains, chipped teeth, crooked teeth, etc.
We provide a variety of cosmetic services including full smile makeovers, that can help patients improve their smile. This includes teeth whitening, veneers, Invisalign braces, contouring/reshaping, and more. If you have questions about cosmetic dental services in the Lewiston area, please give us a call.