Are you plagued with bad breath? Mouthwash, toothpaste, gums and mints are used to fight bad breath but, for some, these items only scratch the surface of the problem. Halitosis, or chronic bad breath, is not resolved by regular oral hygiene methods and can be a symptom of a more serious health issue. At Preston Sherry Dental Associates, we help our patients find the root cause of their bad breath and establish general dental treatment to resolve this embarrassing condition.
When you have bad breath, it can affect your self-confidence. You are concerned with getting too close to others and may even avoid social situations. Even more concerning is the cause of the bad breath. Oral issues such as gum disease, decay or infection can be the source of halitosis, as can medical problems in your digestive track.
Treatment for Bad Breath
Determining the cause of bad breath is the first step to resolving the issue. A thorough exam of your teeth and gums by one of our experienced dentists may reveal the source of the foul odor It may be a cavity or abscess that needs treatment, or some other oral problem. In some cases, you may just need a thorough dental cleaning of your teeth and gums. Other times, you may need a cavity removed or a root canal to remedy the issue. If your teeth and gums are in good health, your dentist may need to refer you to a physician to further explore the source of the halitosis.
Stop trying to mask bad breath with ineffective gums and mints. Contact us today to schedule a comprehensive exam with our team at Preston Sherry Dental Associates to find the cause of your halitosis and resolve the issue for good. Protect your health and regain your self-confidence to be socially active again with treatment for your halitosis.