Dental Problems Background
Dental work may be required to correct a variety of teeth problems or dental problems. Dental problems and teeth problems may need dental work to address issues affecting the teeth, although they can also correct problems that affect the gums or the upper and lower jaws as well.
Dental plaque is commonly only considered to be tooth plaque, although in addition to being teeth plaque dental plaque can also affect the gums or tongue. Tooth plaque can have serious complications, with teeth plaque presenting serious health dangers to any individuals who allow the build up of dental plaque to continue without careful monitoring and frequent care.
When dental plaque is not cared for, tartar, or dental calculus can develop. Tartar is a hardened, mineralized form of plaque that develops on the teeth. The proper removal of dental calculus is difficult, and requires careful attention from a dentist to remove.
There are many options available to treat a broken tooth. If it is a severely broken tooth, a dentist may have to find a way to replace the chipped tooth. If it is only minor damage, the chipped tooth may be easy to fix, although the treatment for chipped teeth varies depending on how severely the chipped teeth are damaged.
Yellow teeth often result from teeth stains. However, stained teeth are not the only reasons yellow teeth develop. Genetic factors may play just as large a role as food stains in the developing of tooth discoloration, although environmental factors can cause yellow teeth to develop as well.
Needing a tooth pulled is often avoided because tooth extraction can be painful, although the pain of having the tooth pulled is short, while avoiding tooth extraction may mean suffering in pain for a long time.
An impacted tooth can develop anywhere in the mouth. Impacted teeth are teeth that have been prevented from developing in their normal manner. An impacted tooth has been obstructed. The obstruction of the impacted teeth can happen in the gum or in the bone.
An overbite develops when there is too much vertical room between the upper incisors and the lower incisors in the mandible. Many people experience a slight overbite, with a normal overbite being between three and five millimeters.
Jaw surgery for an overbite is an attempt to correct an underbite. Underbite surgery is meant to correct situations where the lower jaw is more pronounced. Jaw surgery for an overbite can help prevent tooth damage. Underbite surgery can result in cosmetic and medical improvements, as well as increasing confidence.
Before missing teeth develop it is common to experience a loose tooth. A loose tooth and missing teeth are only cause for alarm in adults. Children will develop a loose tooth before their primary missing teeth are replaced by permanent teeth. Permanent missing teeth or a permanent loose tooth can be an indication of poor dental hygiene.
A buck tooth is the result of an overjet, or too much horizontal space between the top incisors. Buck teeth are a primarily cosmetic concern. Buck teeth are a social stigma.