We say it a lot around here – your oral health impacts the health of your entire body. When you have a dental issue, it is always best to tackle it early and completely. Our team provides thorough examinations and can help explain not only what’s going on in there, but also what solutions are available to reduce discomfort and maximize recovery!
If you’re here, that means that you’re taking the first step in the journey of getting your mouth – and body – back to good health. We applaud this effort! Many people have experienced the same problems you’re facing now, and the South High Dental team specializes in treating these conditions on a person-to-person basis.
An “abscess” is a painful condition caused by an infection in a badly damaged/decayed tooth and/or the surrounding gums.
Bad Breath (Halitosis)
Halitosis – or “bad breath” – is fairly common, but that doesn’t make it any less embarrassing! This condition often has a dental cause that we can help discover for you.
Cavities & Tooth Decay
Tooth decay is the incremental process of a tooth’s mineral content being dissolved and eroded away. A cavity – or caries – is the actual hole in a tooth that is caused by tooth decay.
Dry Mouth is an uncomfortable conditional defined by an inadequate supply of saliva. Dry Mouth can be caused by everything from diabetes, to a yeast infection, to tobacco and alcohol use, to simply snoring and breathing with your mouth open when you sleep.
Fluorosis is a defect in tooth enamel caused by excessive fluoride in young children.
Gum Disease (Gingivitis)
Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums that is usually caused by plaque.
An impacted tooth is one that fails to properly emerge through the gums. These are most commonly found in wisdom teeth and be quite uncomfortable as they push teeth together to fit in place.
Most problems with the jaw come from the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and the muscles that help you chew.
Oral Cancer is relatively common, as it impacts more than 200,000 Americans every year. There are a number of causes that include, but are not limited to: tobacco use, HPV, alcohol use and more. Early detection is the key to the successful treatment of oral cancers, so we are the first line of defense.
Periodontal Disease (Periodontitis)
Periodontitis is advanced gum disease. While Gingivitis – the earlier stage – affects only the gums, periodontitis is an infection that has spread to surrounding tissue, including tooth and bone.
Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that coats teeth. Over time, plaque buildup can harbor harmful bacteria, resulting in tooth decay, cavities and Gingivitis.
Tooth Sensitivity is a very common problem that can be treated effectively by us at South High Dental with different products and techniques.
Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)
Bruxism is either the clenching or grinding of teeth – or both of them together. When you unconsciously grind, gnash or clench your teeth, you damage the enamel, making you more susceptible to dental diseases.
There are many possible causes for a toothache. Two of the most common dental causes are the presence of a cavity or an abscess.
If you believe you have any of the conditions listed above (or pain beyond any of these conditions), it is best to reach out to a reputable dentist early and schedule an exam to get to the bottom of the problem. We would gladly help you out in our Columbus, Ohio dentist office by calling 614-922-8952!