When it comes to the most common dental problems, there are both symptoms and the actual oral disease or condition that the symptoms may be a sign of. Both the symptoms and the underlying disease/condition need to be addressed and treated.
Common Dental Problems
Cracked or Broken Teeth
Symptoms that may indicate cracked or broken teeth include pain and sudden sensitivity to heat and/or cold. You may even be able to see or feel a broken tooth.
You should visit your dentist right away if you suspect you have cracked or broken teeth. The problem needs to be addressed as soon as possible to avoid further issues.
Symptoms of cavities include tooth or mouth pain, tooth sensitivity, visible holes or pits in your teeth, and brown, black, or white stains on the surface of your teeth.
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, you should visit your dentist right away. But cavities may be present with or without symptoms, which is why regular visits for cleaning and checkups is so important.
Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease. Common symptoms of gingivitis include bad breath, red or swollen gums, bleeding when you brush or floss, tender gums, and tooth sensitivity.
Gingivitis is caused by the buildup of plaque, and you can have this gum disease with or without experiencing any symptoms. Treatment includes professional cleaning, so you should always be sure to see your dentist on a regular basis at least twice a year.
While tooth sensitivity can be a symptom of other problems, it also can be an issue in and of itself. Teeth may become sensitive due to thin enamel as well as worn-down fillings or crowns.
Your dentist can help! Be sure to mention any tooth sensitivity you may be experiencing so that your dentist can determine the cause … and recommend treatment accordingly.
These Problems can be Treated
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