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Most Common Dental Problems

Most Common Dental ProblemsExperiencing dental pain or any kind of problem with the mouth can be scary. Many do not know enough about oral health to know when an issue is an emergency or not. Any problem should be taken seriously, however, as many can result in complications or illnesses elsewhere in the body, or be a sign of one already existing. The following is a list of the most common dental problems, and how they are treated.


This is the medical term for long-lasting bad breath. This is usually caused by an oral issue, such as gum disease, cavities, dry mouth, or an excess of bacteria on the tongue. Our expert can typically discover the source through a simple dental exam.


Tooth decay is the second most common disease in the United States, beaten only by the common cold. Cavities occur when plaque builds up in the teeth due to a lack of or poor dental hygiene. The plaque teams up with the sugars in the foods and drinks we consume to attack the dental enamel and eats away at the tooth structure. Cavities can be treated with fillings made of a variety of material.

Gum disease

Severe gum disease, also known as periodontitis, is another leading dental problem. It has many symptoms, including red, tender, and swollen gum tissue. Fortunately, it also has many treatments, such as scaling and root planing, pocket reduction surgery, and laser surgeries.

If you suspect you are suffering from a dental problem, be sure to schedule an appointment with our office right away, before the problem can worsen.

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