14 May


Common Dental Issues You Should Consult With Your Dentist

Most often than not, you visit your dentist only when absolutely necessary. Usually, this means you’re already in immense pain and discomfort and are looking for the quickest way for lasting relief. You hurry over to your dentist and complain about this ache and that niggling in your gums.

Although this is something we all go through, it would be better if you regularly visit your dentist instead of waiting until the last minute. Aside from providing dental filling services and even emergency dental surgery, your dentist can help prevent dental issues from escalating to the point of immense discomfort. Some issues they can help you with are the following:

Bleeding gums

Do your gums bleed when you brush your teeth? If so, you could be suffering from periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease. Gum disease is an inflammation of the gums, wherein the tissue that surrounds and supports your teeth is infected. It is caused by the buildup of plaque. Gum disease tends to get worse as you age. Left untreated, gum disease can lead to intense toothache, tooth decay and eventually, tooth loss. Today, an estimated 20% of Australians have some form of gum disease.

Tooth sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is caused by worn tooth enamel or exposed tooth roots. Symptoms include experiencing pain when eating or drinking hot and cold foods and being uncomfortable when brushing or flossing the teeth. The pain in tooth sensitivity, though temporary, is sharp and sudden.


Seemingly simple enough, toothache is something each of us have probably experienced at one point or another. It is typically caused by cavities that then expose the nerve tissue inside the tooth, making us susceptible to pain and sensitivity. Once you feel a toothache, it is best that you go to your dentist immediately to lessen the chances of it turning into a more severe issue. For instance, you might easily dismiss your toothache and then later discover that you actually need a root canal dentist immediately.

If you’re still not sure about what’s going on with your teeth, give your dentist in Templestowe a call. Our dentists serve Doncaster East, Doncaster, Templestowe, Donvale, Warrandyte, Park Orchards, Eltham, Bullen and Manningham. We’ll discuss any causes for concern and help resolve your dental issue. For enquiries or appointments, please give Templestowe Dental Group a call on (03) 9846 4522.