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What Are Common Dental Problems?

September 12, 2020
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Posted By: Alafaya Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
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There are all sorts of dental health issues that crop up, but the most common are troubles requiring restorative therapy, gum disease, infections, and bad breath.

The best way to avoid these issues is to visit your dentist on schedule for oral health checkups and teeth cleanings. It’s also crucial to brush and floss your teeth at least twice daily and keep sweets and acidic snacks and beverages to a minimum.

Common Dental Health Conditions

Dental Cavities

Cavities affect patients of all ages—not just children. A dental cavity means you have an area of decay on your tooth, and it is not usually visible to the naked eye. If left untreated, the decay can spread, threaten your tooth, and lead to a dental emergency.

Your 32826 dentist treats dental cavities with tooth-colored fillings that blend with your teeth.

Gum Disease

Gum disease means you have infections in the tissues that anchor your teeth. In the gingivitis stage, these issues are reversible, but full gum disease is only treatable. With scheduled therapies in our dental office, we can restore your gums to better oral health and prevent complications like tooth loss.  

Root Infections

Root infections can be especially painful, but your dentist in Orlando, FL uses a gentle hand when relieving your pain and restoring your tooth to health.

During your root canal treatment, your dentist numbs the area and gently extracts all infected tissue from your tooth. We then close with a transient filling to promote health. Later, we apply a permanent filling or a dental crown. The decision for a filling or crown is based on the stability of your tooth following treatment.

Bad Breath

Bad breath may have an underlying cause, and your dentist needs to make a diagnosis to treat the problem correctly.

Causes of bad breath include but are not limited to:

  • Periodontal disease
  • Infection
  • Inefficient brushing and flossing

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