Finding out you have bad breath can be embarrassing, especially in social or professional situations. While everyone may have an occasional bout of bad breath, chronic halitosis can be a sign of more serious health issues. When breath odor does not go away after brushing your teeth or using mouthwash, you may have halitosis and need to seek general dental treatment. Rolling Hills Dentistry offers halitosis treatment to find the source and treat the cause of chronic bad breath.
Halitosis is often caused by an oral health condition. There are many infections and decay issues in the mouth that can lead to foul odor; this odor does not go away, even after brushing your teeth or using mouthwash. A badly decayed tooth, infected gums or an abscessed tooth can all create foul breath that cannot be masked by mouthwash, gum and other minty options.
The first step to finding the cause of your bad breath is to call our office for a checkup and cleaning. Often, something as simple as a professional teeth cleaning can remove plaque and tartar that can be causing a foul odor. During your cleaning our hygienist will examine your gums for infection or disease. If gingivitis or periodontal disease is present, starting treatment may eliminate the source of your halitosis.
If gum disease is not the cause, Dr. Winokur will perform a thorough examination of your teeth and mouth to determine if there are any other issues that could be the source of your halitosis. Cavities or infection in a tooth are often causes of bad breath; fixing the tooth will also fix the halitosis. There are also treatment options to conquer bacteria that cause bad breath that we can recommend. If you have a clean oral bill of health, the cause for your halitosis may be internal and Dr. Winokur will refer you to a physician for further examination.
You do not need to live with the embarrassment of bad breath. Contact Rolling Hills Dentistry in Danbury today to schedule a checkup to find and treat the source of your halitosis.