Having Dental Problems?

At Pristine, we serve you better by knowing clearly what you really need as a person seeking help. This is why we carefully consider how you can have the access to find the best solution in addressing your dental problem.

Common Dental Problems

Below are some common dental problems that you may be experiencing and the possible treatment options available at Pristine Dental. If you need help deciding the right treatment or have some questions to ask, we are happy to help! Send us a quick message on WhatsApp or schedule a tele-consultation session with our doctors today!

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It is very common for many people to fear and be anxious about dental treatment. Although these fears are unfounded especially with today’s dentistry, the psychological legacy of previous experience or ‘horror’ stories cannot be discounted. Therefore, we at Pristine Dental Centre take every effort to create an environment that is free from fear and anxiety.

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In our treatment suite, every effort is made to ensure that treatment is painless. The use of a modern dental unit, materials and anaesthetics make it possible for even complex dental treatment to be painless. Speak to us today to know more about how we can help you overcome your anxiety and fear, we are here to help!

Many factors can cause bad breath, such as certain foods, poor oral hygiene, gum disease, a dry mouth (xerostomia), tobacco products or a medical disorder. When bacteria accumulate because of poor oral hygiene or gum disease, or when saliva is lacking, bad breath can result. Sometimes a sinus infection, postnasal drip or other respiratory tract infection can cause bad breath. Most bad breath is a result of excessive sulfur compounds accumulating in the mouth.

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There are methods to measure these sulfur gases and to neutralize them. If bad breath is persistent, Contact us today for an appointment or consultation to determine whether the cause is of dental origin.

At Pristine, we offer several different options for fixing a broken or chipped tooth, depending on its location and the size of the chips or breaks.

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For smaller chips or breaks, a simple tooth-colored filling can address the problem. For back teeth that generate greater force, fillings might not always be appropriate. Larger break involving a cusp of a tooth may require an inlay or onlay. Contact us today for more information and further consultation.

Many parents do not realise that kids should have their teeth checked regularly, even if they are baby teeth. It is recommended that every child has an introductory dental visit within 6 months of eruption of the first tooth and before they are 12 months old. Early dental checkup greatly helps in assessing your child’s risk of developing tooth cavities. We can then suggest preventive steps specially tailored for your child’s needs.

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Pristine Kids has been designed specially for managing dental care for your children. Our emphasis is on prevention of dental disease whilst providing the finest quality in dental treatment. If your child has an urgent complaint, we would also assess the complaint and discuss with you the treatment options available for your child. Contact us today for an appointment or consultation.

Cold sensitivity can be a sign of other problems that need to be examined.

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For those who are not suffering from underlying causes, most will find relief from using sensitive toothpaste. There are medications that can literally be painted on areas of teeth to reduce or eliminate sensitivity. But do check with our dentist to make sure your teeth are healthy and there are no underlying causes to the sensitivity. Our office will be happy to assess your personal situation. Contact us today for an appointment or consultation.

Dark teeth can be a sign of an underlying decay or cavities that should be addressed as soon as possible. However, it may also be the result of staining. Foods and drinks (like coffee, cola, black tea, red wines) or tobacco products can stain and darken your teeth.

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Good dental hygiene can often protect your teeth from potential extrinsic causes of dark and stained teeth. Speak to us today, we will help you determine if they are caused by staining, tartar buildup, or decay. You can also refer our Teeth Whitening and Dental Veneers pages for possible solutions to your problem.

Bruxism is the technical term for habitual teeth grinding and jaw clenching. Teeth grinding, usually occurs during sleep and patients are often unaware of the problem. Chronic teeth grinding will cause damage to your teeth (fracturing, loosening, or loss of teeth) and other oral health complications.

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If you suspect you may be grinding your teeth, talk to our dentist. We can examine your mouth and jaw for signs of bruxism, such as jaw tenderness and excessive wear on your teeth. Learn more about Bruxism.

If you are experiencing inflammation of your gums (become red, swollen, painful when chewing and can bleed easily), you might have Gingivitis - is a mild form of gum disease. It can usually be reversed with daily brushing and flossing, and regular cleaning by a dentist. The consequences of gum disease are early tooth loss, mobility of teeth, gum recession, gum recession, halitosis (bad breath). Gum disease also affect general health. If treated early, it can be reversed.

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Contact us today to schedule for an examination.

Cavities are simply decayed tooth enamel. Cavities are a result of food particles containing carbohydrates lingering in the mouth. Acid-producing bacteria thrive off these food particles. Over time these acids break down the tooth enamel, resulting in cavities.

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At Pristine, other than providing dental fillings services, we offer a more complete dental health accessment based on your background, nutrition, dietary intakes etc. in order to effectively address the underlying causes of your cavities. We also uses state-of-the-art technology to detect cavities and diagnose the decay. Contact us today for an appointment or consultation.

The problem of missing tooth/teeth can be due to tooth decay, injury or gum disease. If you’re looking to replace the lost tooth/teeth or to adjust the appearance of your mouth, there are different treatments available at Pristine.

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The followings are the available options at Pristine - Dental Implants, Dental Bridges, Dentures.

If you don’t have an urgent complaint, a routine examination will be advisable to help inform you of your general oral and dental health. You can expect information about the health of your lymph nodes, joints, gums, teeth, general level of hygiene and potential problems with your teeth.

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Contact us today to schedule for an examination.

A toothache can be caused by variety of issues like a cracked tooth, cavity, tooth decay, infection of tooth or bone, recession, improper filling or restoration etc. The pain can range from mild to sharp and excruciating - usually aggravated by chewing, cold, or heat.

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A thorough examination is needed, including dental X-rays, to help determine accurately the source (tooth or jaw problem) and cause of the pain. Contact us today to schedule for an examination.

It is natural for teeth to become darker, discoloured, worn and shorter with time. They can even gradually move out and be arranged in a less than desirable position. In addition, the teeth are worn and damaged and there are spaces as well. The overall health, position, contour and colour of the gums can affect the appearance and harmony of a smile.

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At Pristine Dental, we offer various aesthetic solutions to brighten, reshape and even reposition your teeth to create a youthful, harmonious and beautiful smile. All this is achieved while maintaining a natural and realistic appearance. Learn more about this in our Pristine Aesthetics and Pristine Orthodontics pages or contact us today to schedule for an evaluation.

The wisdom teeth or third molars are located farthest back in the mouth and are the last ones to form or erupt. Frequently, the wisdom teeth are trapped below the gums creating a space where bacteria can grow and cause pain, infection and tooth decay. Among the symptoms of erupting/impacted wisdom teeth include swollen gums, difficulty in opening mouth, ear ache, bad breath and swollen glands.

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Wisdom teeth are removed to avoid more serious problems to occur in the future. Prior to the removal, clinical examinations and radiographs will be taken. Learn more about the procedure in our Wisdom Tooth Extraction page. Do contact us today to schedule for an examination.