What are the major dental problems?

What are the major dental problems?

Types of dental and oral diseases

  • Cavities. Cavities are also called caries or tooth decay.
  • Gum disease (gingivitis) Gum disease, also called gingivitis, is inflammation of the gums.
  • Periodontitis.
  • Cracked or broken teeth.
  • Sensitive teeth.
  • Oral cancer.
  • The link between oral and general health.

    What is the reason for dental problems?

    Cavities are permanently damaged areas in the hard surface of your teeth that develop into tiny openings or holes. Cavities, also called tooth decay or caries, are caused by a combination of factors, including bacteria in your mouth, frequent snacking, sipping sugary drinks and not cleaning your teeth well.

    How can I fix my teeth problem?

    Treatment options include:

    1. Fluoride treatments. If your cavity just started, a fluoride treatment may help restore your tooth’s enamel and can sometimes reverse a cavity in the very early stages.
    2. Fillings.
    3. Crowns.
    4. Root canals.
    5. Tooth extractions.

    Can a badly decayed tooth be saved?

    The first line of defense is a filling, but if the tooth decay is serious you may need a root canal. But you can only do this if the root is still healthy. If not, there is no choice but to extract the rotten tooth. With a root canal, the dentist will drill down the tooth to clean out the decay.

    Can dentists fix anything?

    A dentist can fix a rotten or broken tooth in various ways by means of a filling, a crown (cap) or sometimes it may be necessary to have a more complex procedure before this such as a root canal. Each circumstance is individual to each patient and no two broken teeth are the same.

    Is it better to extract a decayed tooth?

    While it is always preferable to save a tooth, there are times when extraction is a better option. When a tooth is cracked, especially if it is cracked below the gumline, or in several places, an extraction may be required. If the tooth is too weak to be restored, it may also be best to have it pulled.