When we talk about our overall health, our dental conditions may not get much priority. But oral health is very important as it has a wide-reaching effect on our health. When things go wrong with teeth, we understand just how wide-reaching it is. Let’s talk about these dental conditions and how dentists might help us with those conditions.
Identifying the Enemies
So, what are the things trying to cause damage to our teeth? Let’s have a look at the list:
- Periodontal diseases
- Stress-related dental problems
These are common dental conditions. If a mouth full of bacteria is not taken care of, it will eventually turn into plaque; plaque may lead to all kinds of oral heath related problems.
Dental Conditions and Overall Health
Our oral health gives us clues about our overall health. Oral health has a significant effect on it. Some bacteria, although quite a scary word, is harmless. Our mouth is full of bacteria, and most of them are not going to cause any damage. That must be quite a relief to hear, but without proper hygiene, some bacteria may cause oral infection. Severe oral infection may lead to some other diseases like diabetes and can eventually lower the body’s resistance to infection.
Dental Health Problems During Pregnancy
Women have to be extra careful about dental conditions during pregnancy. Some common dental problems during pregnancy are oral lesions, dental caries, gingivitis, and loose teeth. Sometimes gums become swollen. Being proactive and preventive about dental health during pregnancy is important.
Some Potential Dental Problems
If there is a symptom of a dental problem, we should not ignore it. Even if we regularly brush and floss, we can still develop some dental conditions like:
- Abscessed teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Dislodged teeth
- Tooth pain
Time to See the Dentist
It is never a good idea to avoid seeing a dentist about dental conditions. There are many kinds of oral health professionals, ranging from general dentists, maxillofacial prosthodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, prosthodontics, endodontists, and dental hygienists. Some of the common dental treatments include:
- Complex restorations
- Cone beam CT-guided implant restorations
- Cosmetic treatments
- Crowns, bridges, and other cast restorations
- Dental care for medically compromised patients
- Dental implants
- General dentistry
- Jaw-related treatments
- Maxillofacial prosthetics/dental oncology
- Mouth guards/bite splints
- Oral surgery/extractions/biopsies