We see a lot of patients with little craze lines in a tooth. If left untreated the lines can turn into a larger crack and cause a good amount of discomfort when chewing and ultimately frank pain. In many times it can cause catastrophic failure of a tooth requiring extraction and replacement with a dental implant or a dental bridge.
This blog is prompted by a phone call I received from a panicking family member. This family member said there was a boil or bubble under the lip in their gums near their tooth. They weren't having pain at this time but this is an abscess formation and can be the sign of a chronic issue.
All the ladies out there want to know where and how to find the fountain of youth. I recently stumbled upon articles about massaging and manipulating your facial muscles to prevent them from sagging with age.