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Tooth grinding

Tooth grinding, particularly at night, is very common, affecting up to 50% of people.

It can cause sore facial muscles, headaches, ear aches and neck pain, and can also cause the teeth to become ground down and more sensitive.

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Knocked out teeth

Whatever the circumstances, if your tooth is knocked out you should seek emergency dental help immediately - the quicker you are treated the greater the chance of saving the tooth.
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Sore/bleeding gums

Bleeding, sore or swollen gums can be a sign of gum disease, so it is important to visit us if you have either of these symptoms.
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Jaw or headaches

Headaches, neck, shoulder and back pain and a host of other facial and jaw problems such as ringing in the ears and eye pain can often be traced back to the jaw joint.
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Dry mouth

Dry mouth, or Xerostomia, is becoming increasingly common. It can be a side-effect of some medication, or can be as a result of medical conditions, or ageing.
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Chewing difficulties

Chewing difficulties are most commonly linked with jaw joint problems or with dentures if you wear them.
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