Don’t let the title of this article fool you, common dental problems can turn into serious dental conditions quickly if not taken care of properly. The key is to address the problem as early as possible by consulting your dentist. Here’s a list of common dental conditions and how to deal with them.
The phenomenon of decaying of teeth occurs when excess bacteria gets accumulated around a tooth causing caries or cavities. The acid on your teeth starts to eat away at the enamel and the underlying dentin, or connective tissue.This can happen for a number of reasons like improper oral care or eating excessive sweet or acidic foods and beverages.
There is usually a high chance for infants and old people to develop tooth decay quickly. However, it happens to people of all age groups.
The best way to avoid tooth decay is by maintaining proper oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing twice daily does the trick. However, the only treatment to cavities is going to your dentist so they suggest a course of treatment of dental procedures like fillings, cleanings, root canal treatment or in the worst case scenario tooth extraction.
Gum Disease (Periodontitis)
Your gums hold and supports your teeth. Everyone experiences gum bleeding at some point of their life. Plaque can damage not only your teeth but also harm your gums. Other factors that affect your oral health are smoking, hormonal imbalance or crooked teeth that cut into your gums.
If gums are not taken care of, you become susceptible to serious conditions like Gingivitis or Periodontitis that damages the nerve tissues of your gums.
If you have malaligned teeth they are prone for food lodgement which results in more tartar accumulation as those areas will be difficult to clean. Orthodontic correction / straightening your teeth with orthodontic treatment will help you to maintain them well as teeth will make them accessible by your brush making cleaning better.
The enamel is the hardest part of the tooth that protects the soft dentin layer. Excessive enamel erosion that lead bacteria to the pulp (soft area within the root canal) that can cause nerve damage. This can be a very painful and uncomfortable experience.
A root canal treatment is the preferred treatment to enamel erosion. Contrary to popular belief, it is a painless treatment which is very effective in relieving pain after recovery from the treatment.
Tooth sensitivity is experienced by everyone. It can occur because of hard bristled toothbrushes, gum recession, cracked teeth or acidic foods and beverages.
There are various in-house and dental treatments that you can try like desensitizing toothpastes, inlays & onlays or root canal treatments.
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