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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 their teeth and gums. Find out more.

Dry socket

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

Gingivitis and halitosis

Good oral hygiene helps prevent problems such as bleeding gums, gingivitis and bad breath. Without treatment they can get worse.

Gum disease

Gum disease is caused by plaque and occurs when the tissue that surrounds and supports your teeth becomes infected. Learn what to do here.

Mouth cancer

Mouth cancer is a common cancer and affects the tongue, lips, cheeks or soft palate. An early diagnosis increases the chances of successful treatment.

Temporomandibular joint disorder

Pain in the jaw or ‘locking’ of the jaw can be symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder. Learn more about symptoms and treatments.

Teeth grinding

Teeth grinding (bruxsim) is a fairly common behaviour. There are ways to protect your teeth from damage, and the condition is treatable.

Tooth abscess

A tooth abscess develops when the root of the tooth becomes infected. Find out how to prevent a tooth abscess and when to see a dentist.

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 occurs when a cavity develops in your tooth. It can affect people of all ages. However, tooth decay can be prevented as well as treated.

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