Having a dental issue? Read more about the most common dental problems listed below. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our office at (828) 252-2791.
Do you experience anxiety before going to the dentist? At Fox Dental, we work with you to help ease all of your anxiety and worries before visiting our office. We understand that dentalphobia is a very common fear in the United States, and we want to make you feel relaxed and calm during your visit with us. Prior to any treatment, our knowledgeable staff will thoroughly explain and answer any questions that you may have about the treatment you will be receiving.
Are you experiencing tooth pain? Toothaches are often caused by tooth problems such as gum disease, dental cavities, exposed tooth root, or even a cracked tooth. Jaw joint disorders can also trigger toothaches caused by chewing or sensitivity to cold or hot drinks and food. The best way to determine the exact cause of tooth pain is to have a thorough oral examination. This includes having X-rays taken so we are able to identify the source of your toothache. Give us a call at (828) 252-2791 if you are experiencing a toothache, and we will schedule an appointment as soon as possible to examine your teeth.
Wisdom teeth often develop in young adults around ages 17-25. In most cases, wisdom teeth can cause future dental problems such as gum disease, tooth decay, or infection if they are difficult to keep clean or if there is not enough room for the wisdom teeth to grow. On the other hand, some wisdom teeth never erupt and stay impacted below the gums. It is common that as wisdom teeth erupt, they often cause pain. If you are experiencing any tooth pain due to wisdom teeth, please call our office. We will schedule an examination to X-ray your wisdom teeth to identify the placement and if any problems are being caused by your wisdom teeth. If necessary, we may recommend wisdom teeth removal to completely remove your wisdom teeth.
Tooth Decay & Cavities
Tooth decay and cavities are caused by bacteria eating away from the inside of your tooth. Tooth decay is one of the most common childhood illness and often leads to tooth loss. Most cavities can even be painless until the decay starts growing closer to the nerve of the tooth. This is why we recommend having routine checkups so that our dental team can detect cavities early on and prevent further tooth damage.