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Dental abscesses can be very painful but are also relatively easy to treat. Find out about how to tell if you have one, what might have caused it and what you should do about it on the NHS Choices pages here.
More information is available on the British Dental Association website.
'Bad breath, sometimes known as halitosis, is a common problem. In most cases, it is caused by a build up of bacteria in the mouth as a result of food debris, plaque or gum disease.' Find out about the causes and cures on the NHS Choices website.
The British Dental Health Foundation has a leaflet dealing with the diagnosis and causes of bad breath.
'Gingivitis (often referred to as gum disease) causes your gums to become red, inflamed and swollen. It can cause your gums to bleed when you brush your teeth.' Read the full article on the NHS Choices website.
Read the British Dental Health Foundation's FAQ on gum disease.
'Toothache is pain in the area of your jaw and face. It usually happens when the inside of a tooth becomes irritated and inflamed.' Read all about it on the NHS Choices website.
'Early detection saves lives.
The five year survival rate of mouth cancer patients is just 50% BUT early diagnosis gives patients a 90% survival.'
Read more at the British Dental Health Foundation's Mouth Cancer Awareness website
'Root canal treatment, also known as endodontics, is a dental procedure designed to treat infection or decay that has occurred at the centre of the tooth.' NHS Choices website
Frequently asked questions about root canal treatment
The British Dental Association website offers a short explanation of root canal treatment.
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry concerned with the growth of the teeth, jaws and face. The following websites are good and reliable sources of information:-
The British Orthodontic Society - Introduction to Orthodontics for Patients
NHS Choices - Orthodontics Introduction
British Dental Health Foundation - Orthodontic Treatments
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