Dental Diseases, Conditions & Surgery

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There are a great number of dental conditions, problems and diseases that can occur in the mouth, including the following:

  • Gingivitis. This is a condition affecting the gum, often characterised by inflamed gum tissue. This is often a precursor for gum disease.
  • Dental Plaque. This forms after meals and coats your teeth in a layer which can turn to acids attacking the teeth and gums, causing a whole host of problems.
  • Root Canal Problems. These can cause severe dental pain and RCT is a good way of stopping pain as well as saving teeth.
  • Halitosis. This refers to severe bad breath and is experienced by a great number of people. It can often lead to decreased self-confidence and self-esteem.
  • Xerostomia. This is also known as dry mouth. It is incredibly uncomfortable to experience and is mainly formed by a decreased level of saliva. It has differing levels of severity but can be treated at all stages.
  • Oral cancer. Unfortunately, where oral cancer is concerned, symptoms initially are rare, which make it difficult to spot.
  • Oral Thrush. This is a fungal infection in the mouth. It is caused by too much yeast being present and can result in soreness, burning sensation, bad breath, bleeding and much more.

Oral surgery may be necessary when diseased or damaged teeth are too broken to be restored. Oral surgery is also a good way of treating facial problems such as corrective jaw surgery. For some people, medication or other reasons can cause the jaw to move forward and this may need to be set back. Pain in the face or mouth can also be resolved through surgery. Surgical procedures are performed under a general anaesthetic, mostly by cosmetic and restorative surgeons.

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Guide to Dental Diseases, Conditions & Surgery