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Dr. Brandon S. Nicholson

Dentist

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Dr. Brandon S. Nicholson
  • Kingston, North Carolina
  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • Accepting new patients

Is tooth sensitivity a sign of decay?

A lot of things can cause sensitivity. Decay is one of them and it can be sensitivity to sweets and/or cold. Recession, clenching and grinding, cracked teeth, unbalanced or heavy READ MORE
A lot of things can cause sensitivity. Decay is one of them and it can be sensitivity to sweets and/or cold. Recession, clenching and grinding, cracked teeth, unbalanced or heavy bite, and even sinus pain or pressure can cause sensitivity. Best to have a dentist check everything to determine the cause and treat accordingly.

Dr. Brandon Nicholson, D.D.S.

I wear dentures. My gums are aching! What can I do?

A good fitting denture should not make your gums or mouth sore. You should see your dentist and get an adjustment. Almost all dentures need adjustments at some point. Dr. Brandon READ MORE
A good fitting denture should not make your gums or mouth sore. You should see your dentist and get an adjustment. Almost all dentures need adjustments at some point.

Dr. Brandon Nicholson, D.D.S.

How to fix cracks in the teeth?

Typically, cracks in teeth come from excessive forces being applied to the teeth. This could be the result of an unbalanced bite or clenching and grinding teeth. Treatment would READ MORE
Typically, cracks in teeth come from excessive forces being applied to the teeth. This could be the result of an unbalanced bite or clenching and grinding teeth. Treatment would consist of checking and balancing the bite to distribute forces equally across your teeth. Most teeth with cracks will need crowns to restore, protect and cover them so they will look better cosmetically and keep cracks from propagating. If clenching and grinding are a factor, I would recommend a screening to rule out sleep apnea as clenching could be a sign of an airway issue. If sleep apnea is ruled out, then a night guard/occlusal guard would be recommended to protect the teeth from further damage.

Dr. Brandon Nicholson, D.D.S.

How bad is teeth grinding?

Grinding your teeth can damage your teeth in the short term and long term. It can cause you to crack teeth and over time wear away your enamel down into the dentin, which is the READ MORE
Grinding your teeth can damage your teeth in the short term and long term. It can cause you to crack teeth and over time wear away your enamel down into the dentin, which is the softer layer your teeth. Once this is exposed, the wear can progress even faster. I would advise you to seek the care of a dentist to see if the cause of your grinding could be figured out. It could be related to how your teeth line up with one another or a TMJ problem or even an airway problem.

Why is my daughter still not teething?

This is a little bit late to not have any teeth, although not completely out of the question. Teeth usually begin to erupt around age 1 and can vary from there. I would seek the READ MORE
This is a little bit late to not have any teeth, although not completely out of the question. Teeth usually begin to erupt around age 1 and can vary from there. I would seek the advice of your dentist to see if they can determine if there are any on the way. There are some syndromes where children do not develop teeth, however there would be many other signs and symptoms that your child would have along with that. If your child has normal overall health then a syndrome is unlikely.