Common Dental Problems

We have listed few common dental problems and a brief description about them. This section is meant to educate people regarding the signs , symptoms, diagnostic process and treatment options of these common dental problems.


Toothache or tooth pain is an unpleasant feeling of pain or soreness in or around a tooth. It is caused due to irritation to a nerve of a tooth. Any kind of toothache needs to be addressed immediately. See More


Food lodgement is a phenomenon when food particles get stuck in between your teeth and cannot be removed by rinsing or by the effort of the tongue. It can lead to irritation as it gives a feeling of a foreign body stuck between the teeth and our tongue constantly tries to reach that area and dislodge it. It might also lead to sensitivity or other serious dental issues. See More


Missing tooth/teeth can affect the way your jaw functions, your digestion, facial appearance, general health, and self-esteem. The gaps between the teeth allow the adjacent teeth to drift in the unoccupied spaces, leading to issues with bite alignment which may have serious implications. See More


Tooth sensitivity is a common name for dentin hypersensitivity or root sensitivity. It can be described as a reversible, sharp pain or discomfort in the teeth as a response to certain stimuli like cold, sweet, acidic food/drinks or breathing in cold air. Sensitivity can also be a sign of cavities (decay). Failure to treat a cavity can lead to an infection in the gums or jaw with pain, swelling, and risk of spreading to other areas of the head and neck in severe cases. See More


Along with maintaining healthy teeth, one needs to take good care of the gums which are the foundation of a healthy mouth. Bleeding gums is a sign of gingivitis or gingival inflammation. It is a common and mild form of gum disease in which your gums may be irritated, red, or swollen. While you don’t need to panic if you notice bleeding gums, you do need to take action to help prevent the progression to a more advanced form of gum disease. If not treated in time, it might lead to loosening and eventual loss of teeth. This condition is commonly referred to as ‘pyorrhea’. See More


An unpleasant smell coming from the mouth is called halitosis (bad breath). It can be intermittent or can be a chronic condition. It may hinder your day-to-day routine and may bring down your confidence to speak with people close to you. It can be a major deterrent to your personal life. See More


Even if you take great care of your teeth at home, few bacteria are always present in your mouth. They mix with food byproducts to form a sticky film called dental plaque. It coats your teeth under the gum line and sticks to fillings or crowns. Plaque carries bacteria that can damage tooth enamel and lead to cavities. But if you remove plaque regularly, you can prevent permanent tooth decay and gum disease.

Over time, if plaque isn't removed on a regular basis, minerals from your saliva are deposited into the plaque biofilm causing it to harden within 24 to 72 hours, turning into tartar (also known as dental calculus). It forms below and above the gum line. It is rough and porous and can lead to receding gums and gum disease. It can only be removed by a dentist with special tools. See More


A smile is the most beautiful thing you wear every day. Rather, it is the first thing that most people notice in you. Discolouration of a tooth or teeth is a condition that could affect your overall aesthetic appearance and confidence. See More


Loose teeth in the mouth can cause serious discomfort in chewing. Improperly chewed food can lead to digestive problems like acidity, bloated stomach, constipation, etc.

Loose teeth may also be a sign of a progressive disease which if left untreated can lead to serious implications. See More


A forceful blow to the tooth enamel or excessive wear and tear can cause teeth to chip. The result is a jagged tooth surface that could be sharp, tender, and/or disfiguring.

Tooth fracture could be of multiple types depending on the extent or depth of the tooth involvement. Weakened teeth are more likely to chip than strong teeth.

If the chip is minor and not at the front of your mouth, you may not even get to know you have it. When the symptoms occur, they may include:

  • Feeling a jagged surface when your tongue runs over your teeth
  • Irritation over the gum around the chipped tooth
  • Irritation to your tongue
  • Pain on biting, which can be intense if the chip is near to or exposes the nerves of the tooth

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Misaligned teeth could result in aesthetic as well as functional concerns. Severe misalignments can cause problems when you chew, speak and breathe, and also affect your mental wellbeing. They can also increase the risk of gum disease and tooth decay (cavities). See More

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