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Dental problems

Bleeding gums and dental bleeding

Bleeding from your gums or any other type of dental bleeding can be caused by a dental procedure, an injury or gum disease. Find out what to do.

Dental injury

The most common cause of a dental injury is a fall or playing sport. It can also happen from eating something hard. Learn more here.

Dry mouth syndrome

Dry mouth syndrome is when you don't produce enough saliva. For some, it's annoying; others find it affects the health of their teeth and gums.

Dry socket

Dry socket is a complication of a tooth extraction, resulting in intense pain. Find out more about dry socket symptoms, treatment and prevention.


Gingivitis is an early form of gum disease. It occurs when plaque builds up on your teeth along the gum line. Learn about the signs and treatment.

Gum disease

Gum disease is when the tissue that surrounds and supports your teeth becomes infected. Find out about the symptoms and treatments for gum disease.

Mouth cancer

Mouth cancer can affect your tongue, lips, cheeks or soft palate. Learn about risk factors, symptoms, treatment and importance of early diagnosis.

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction

Pain in the jaw or 'locking' of the jaw can be symptoms of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. Learn more about TMJ symptoms and treatments.

Teeth grinding (bruxism)

Teeth grinding (bruxism) is a fairly common behaviour. Find out how you can protect your teeth from damage and what treatment is available.

Tooth abscess

A tooth abscess develops when the root of your tooth becomes infected. Find out when you need to see your dentist or dental practitioner.

Toothache and Swelling

Toothache can start suddenly and the pain can range from mild to very strong. It may extend from the tooth to the head, ear and jaw. Find out more.

Tooth decay

Tooth decay is caused by plaque and may lead to a cavity (hole) in your tooth. Learn how tooth decay can be prevented as well as treated.

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