Common Dental Problems

carolAlmost everyone has come across some dental problem once in their life. The best solution is to rush to your dentist and having him diagnose the problem and giving you the right treatment for it. If these problems are not identified quickly, it could lead to even bigger problems. Paying regular visits to your local Kelowna dental clinic or visit, or whatever town you live in, will almost eliminate the chances of you getting such a problem, but it is important that you have some knowledge of the types of common dental health concerns.

Top 7 common dental health problems

Bad breath
Bad breath is the most prevalent dental issues of all. Bad breath is caused by a lot of bacteria forming on your tongue and making a compound that smells appalling. This is the reason why there is so much stress on cleaning your tongue when brushing your teeth.

Many different reasons can cause a toothache. It can be because of a cavity, a gum disease, etc. When you experience a toothache which is not subsiding, it is best that you visit your dentist and let him figure out what is causing the pain and fix the problem accordingly.

Tooth sensitivity
When the root of your tooth gets exposed, you feel pain, cold, hot, just about everything that you can imagine. This is because the root of your tooth is being exposed to all this. Your tooth root gets exposed when your gum recedes a bit.

The bacteria living on your teeth catch the sugar compound in the food that you eat and thrive on it. They produce acid while breaking down the sugar components. This acid then starts dissolving the enamel on your tooth, which leads to cavities. If caught at an early stage, cavities can easily be cleaned up; otherwise, they can lead to a root canal which can be rather painful.

Mouth sores
The two types of mouth sores include herpes, which is very contagious and virus-based, and canker sores, which can be caused by a variety of reasons. Herpes does not have any remedy, but the ones present outside the mouth can be treated by medicines. Canker sores, on the other hand, are non-virus based and can be treated with a laser or medications.

Gum disease
This disease can be caused by three different reasons, namely smoking, genetics and bad oral hygiene. The disease ranges from mild to severe and is treated accordingly. It can cause your gums to bleed, tooth sensitivity, swelling, and bad breath. It is best that you consult your dentist for the treatment of this disease.

Wisdom teeth
Wisdom teeth come out of the gum at a very later stage in life. They take a lot of time and cause a lot of pain. While some people are lucky enough to have their wisdom teeth come out vertically, others are unfortunate enough to have them come out horizontally. The ones that come out horizontally eventually have to be extracted as they can disrupt the whole jawline.