Are you concerned about chronic bad breath? Halitosis can be embarrassing, but it can also be an indicator that there are oral health issues causing the odor on your breath. When brushing, flossing and mouthwashes do not seem to control bad breath, it is time to see a dentist. Our team at Gold Hill Dentistry can help you determine the cause of your halitosis and get the dental treatment you need to control bad mouth odors.
Often, halitosis is caused by an oral health issue. While there are some internal health problems that can lead to bad breath, the first place to check is the teeth and gums. A decayed or infected tooth can emit bad odors that will not dissipate with regular oral hygiene. Gum or periodontal disease can also cause unpleasant odor due to the bacterial infection in your mouth. A thorough gum and oral exam can identify any issues that could be causing your bad breath and a treatment plan can be devised to fix your oral health and halitosis problems.
Treatment for Bad Breath
If there are any tooth or gum issues, treating these problems is the first step to ridding yourself of bad breath. Often, a thorough dental cleaning is all that is needed to help reduce odor from bacteria trapped between teeth or under tartar accumulation. Any decay can be removed and if there are more serious infection problems, treatment can be done to address these issues. An infected tooth can undergo root canal therapy to remove infected tooth material, or infected gums can be treated with periodontal therapy.
If you have halitosis, it is time to get a checkup and cleaning to help determine if you have dental problems causing your bad breath. Contact our office in Fort Mill to schedule your exam to start treatment for your bad breath.