Unfortunately, even with the best dental care a wide range of dental/oral problems can arise, sometimes with no warning signs at all. Dr. Dailey would love for all of our patients to be “problem free”, however, if a dental problem does occur you can be assured Dr. Dailey will make your comfort a priority.

Our office strives to accommodate patients with a dental emergency as soon as possible, usually on the same day.

You will leave our office with confidence that your problem has become a solution in the making.

Abscessed Tooth

An abscessed tooth is one that has become infected.

Tooth decay is often the culprit; when tooth decay advances deep into the tooth, it can cause destruction of the pulp, the core of the tooth.

Bad Breath (Halitosis)

Bad breath is a common affliction with many people.

When it advances or doesn’t go away, it becomes known as chronic halitosis. Bad breath is caused by decaying particles of food and bacteria that pass into your bloodstream and to the lungs, where odor is emitted from breathing.

Bulimia Nervosa

People with eating disorders can suffer from oral health problems as well.

This is because many of the behaviors associated with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa-such as binge eating, self-induced vomiting, and use of diuretics or laxatives-cause changes in the mouth.

Canker Cold Sores

People sometimes confuse canker sores and cold sores, but they are completely unrelated.

Both can be painful, but knowing the differences can help you keep them in check.

Cavities and Tooth Decay

The best defense against cavities is good oral hygiene, including brushing with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing and rinsing.

Your body’s own saliva is also an excellent cavity fighter, because it contains special chemicals that rinse away many harmful materials.


Simple toothaches can often be relieved by rinsing the mouth to clear it of debris and other matter.

Sometimes, a toothache can be caused or aggravated by a piece of debris lodged between the tooth and another tooth.


People living with diabetes are vulnerable to a host of systemic problems in their entire body.

Unfortunately, the mouth and teeth are not immune from such problems, and many diabetics with oral problems go undiagnosed until conditions become advanced.

Dry Mouth

Saliva is one of your body’s natural defenses against plaque because it acts to rinse your mouth of cavity-causing bacteria and other harmful materials.

Dry mouth (also called Xerostomia) is a fairly common condition that is caused by diminished saliva production. People with medical conditions, such as an eating disorder or diabetes, are often plagued by dry mouth.


Fluorosis is a condition in which your body has been exposed to too much fluoride.

In normal doses (typically found in a safe drinking water system and an ADA-approved toothpaste), fluoride is a healthy compound that promotes strong teeth, which has the ability to fight cavities and other problems.

Gum Disease (Gingivitis)

Gingivitis is the medical term for early gum disease, or periodontal disease.

In general, gum disease can be caused by long-term exposure to plaque, the sticky but colorless film on teeth that forms after eating or sleeping.

Impacted / Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that erupt in the back corners of the upper and lower normal adult mouth.

Unfortunately, most people experience problems from wisdom teeth; in most cases, this is because the teeth erupt too close to existing permanent teeth, causing crowding, improper bites, and other problems.

Lacerations and Cuts

Dental splints or dentures may also be required to supplement the healing process following jaw surgery.

Any kind of cut to your face and the delicate soft tissues inside your mouth should be addressed immediately in order to prevent further tissue damage and infection.

Oral Cancer

Fewer than half of all people diagnosed with oral cancer are ever cured.

Moreover, people with many forms of cancer can develop complications-some of them chronic and painful-from their cancer treatment. These include dry mouth and overly sensitive teeth, as well as accelerated tooth decay.


Plaque is an insidious substance.

A colorless, sticky film that blankets your teeth and creates an environment in which bacteria erode tooth enamel, cause gum irritation, infection in inner structures such as pulp and the roots, and in extreme cases, tooth loss.

Sensitive Teeth

Many people suffer from sensitive teeth.

A condition in which hot and cold foods or liquids, and even sudden puffs of air can cause discomfort and pain.

Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding, also called bruxism, is often viewed as a harmless, though annoying, habit.

However, teeth grinding can literally transform your bite relationship and worse, severely damage your teeth and jaws over long periods of time.

Jaw Disorders

One of the most common jaw disorders is related to a problem with the temporomandibular joint.

People who grind their teeth can sometimes develop a serious problem with their jaw, which left untreated, can ad ly affect the teeth, gums and bone structures of the mouth.