Swelling and pain caused by food and bacteria collecting under the gum edge of a wisdom tooth that is partially coming through.
A more serious form of gum disease, which can affect the tissue that connects tooth to the tooth socket and the jaw bone itself, and can lead to tooth loss.
A branch of dentistry that studies the supporting structures of the teeth, including gums, bones and ligaments.
Tooth surfaces are not always smooth and can have pits and grooves; these areas are more difficult to clean and therefore may be more prone to cavities.
A colourless, sticky film that forms on the teeth. It’s the main cause of tooth decay and gum disease and can harden into tartar if it’s not removed on a daily basis.