Most people know they can come to us at Pinnacle Dental Associates in Albany for toothaches, cleanings, and bleeding gums (not to mention cosmetic dentistry procedures such as a smile makeover). But there are some lesser-known concerns that we can help you with.
Dry mouth, technically called xerostomia, is caused by a lack of saliva and can be quite uncomfortable. It also predisposes dental patients to a host of issues such as cavities and gum disease. A lot of people experience dry mouth because of medications or medical conditions. Make sure you bring a list of current medications with you to your appointment.
Bad breath is usually a result of bacteria build-up in the mouth, and regular trips to the dentist can help you keep your mouth clean and the bacteria count within a sweet-smelling range. Do you have good oral hygiene and still have bad breath? Then your dentist can help you discover the source of your halitosis.
We also perform oral cancer checks when we examine a patient. Oral cancer is much harder to treat if it is not detected early.