Most Common Dental Problems

The first most disease which people tend to have is called gingivitis. If not properly taken care of or not treated can be a more dangerous form of gum disease. It has been seen in many people that they have gum disease without showing any indications. Hence it is advised that you visit your dental clinic at regular times to get your teeth and gums checked.

Hence doctors advise you to take basic care of teeth like brushing teeth two times a day, flossing, using mouth wash, cleaning tongue along with teeth.

Lost Teeth

Lost or missing teeth is very common, especially between the ages of 30 – 70 people have about 6 missing teeth in their mouth. There are quite many reasons to rectify the problem. Large space between teeth affects the way one speaks or eats. Missing molars affect the way a person chews, though not noticeable but still causes issues in the one who is suffering from it.  

The doctor has many ways of replacing the lost or missed teeth.  Your doctor will be the best person to guide you in which method suit you best.


Affixed to the adjoining teeth. They are removable or fixed, it depends upon the person’s condition of mouth. Your doctor will tell you which method works best, removable or fixed.


This is for those who have lost either most or all of their teeth.


This is similar to a natural tooth.


In case hot or cold food or water makes you feel very uneasy, then you may be suffering from sensitive teeth. Sensitivity happens due to :

  • Exposed tooth root
  • Tooth tearing
  • Dental cavity
  • Chipped teeth
  • Gum disease

It is easy to treat sensitive teeth. It is possible that your dentist might recommend desensitizing toothpaste. Proper oral hygiene is the main point in preventing sensitive tooth pain.

Dry Mouth

Everyone has face problem of dry mouth at many times in their lives. But, if you feel that your mouth is dry at most of the times, then its time for you to rush to your dental clinic. Your dentist will check your teeth for any sign of decay which results from a low level of salivary flow. A physician may also have to examine you for any underlying diseases or disorders which may be causing dry mouth.  Patients who use oral inhalers for asthma are in the danger of having an oral fungal infection and asked to rinse their mouth with water.

You can let your dentist know of medicine which you are taking or other important things related to your health so that they know the cause of your mouth drying.

Also tell them if you have any issues in chewing, swallowing, speaking, or moving your tongue in your mouth. Regularly getting checked will reduce the chances of your having anything serious.

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Dr. Priya Verma

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