The Most Common Dental Issues

Brushing and flossing your teeth is one of the most effective ways to prevent issues with your oral health. However, there are some issues that can only be prevented with the help of your dentist. At Fennel, Yoxthimer and Associates, we’re committed to helping patients achieve better dental health with expert care. Here’s what to know about common dental issues and how our team can help.

Gum Disease

Gum disease is the leading dental condition our team treats. Our experienced and fully-equipped dentists have diagnosed and treated hundreds of gum disease-related problems. Gum disease typically shows symptoms like sensitive teeth, bad breath, and pain when chewing. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to more serious infections and threats to your overall health.

Tooth Decay

One in every four Americans has a tooth decay problem that needs treatment. In other words, tooth decay is the most common reason patients visit a dentist. Tooth decay is often caused by poor dental hygiene, frequent consumption of sugary foods, and harmful bacteria in your mouth. It can even cause bad breath, unpleasant mouth taste, and discolored teeth.

Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is a deadly dental problem affecting millions of people worldwide. It’s often associated with heavy alcohol consumption, tobacco use, and human papillomavirus. People with oral cancer often notice symptoms like rough areas in the mouth, lumps, difficulty chewing, sores, and jaw problems. A dentist can check for signs of oral cancer during a regular dental check-up.

Tooth Erosion

Tooth erosion is another common problem treated by dental specialists. Tooth erosion happens when acids attack and destroy your enamel’s natural structure and uniformity. Patients with eroded teeth often have high tooth sensitivity and cracking. Cosmetic procedures such as crowns, inlays, cosmetic bonding, dental implants, and onlays can treat tooth erosion problems. Sometimes, your dentist may have to conduct extensive tooth extractions and root canal procedures to resolve serious tooth erosion problems.

Damaged or Missing Teeth

Millions of people visit dental clinics every year to get cosmetic and restorative dental treatments. These can help complete your smile when you lose teeth or have gaps. Having an incomplete smile can come with health problems as well as being detrimental to your confidence. Your dentist can recommend the right treatments for your needs.

Schedule an Appointment

Leaving dental issues untreated can be detrimental to your overall health and your confidence. To meet with Fennel, Yoxthimer and Associates for a dental check-up, contact our Cincinnati office by calling or filling out our online form.

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