Talk to Your Dentist About These 6 Common Dental Problems

Patient in Dental Chair Explaining to AssistantsAt Macon Smiles, we want to help you achieve and maintain a beautiful, healthy smile. Dr. Shah and her team care for patients with a comprehensive approach using the latest innovative methods, treating everything from complex orthodontic issues to these six common dental problems.

1. Tooth Decay

Sugar, starches and acids can interact with bacteria and cause your teeth’s enamel to break down. When left untreated, tooth decay can lead to pain, broken teeth, abscesses and total tooth loss.

2. Sensitive Teeth

Tooth sensitivity often manifests as pain and discomfort during exposure to hot or cold foods and beverages. Temperature extremes may damage your teeth’s outer enamel, nerves and internal structures.

3. Orthodontic Problems

Early intervention is key to treating orthodontic issues such as overcrowded or widely spaced teeth, protrusions and alignment problems such as overbites, underbites, open bites and crossbites. Even in adulthood, these difficulties can be corrected with a personalized orthodontic treatment plan.

4. Gum Disease

Periodontal disease impacts the health of the soft tissues that surround and support your teeth. While initial symptoms can include bleeding and inflammation, advanced cases may result in tooth loss and bone damage. Thankfully, regular brushing and flossing are part of a smart preventative regimen.

5. Halitosis

While bad breath is commonly caused by leftover food particles that break down inside your mouth, persistent halitosis usually indicates a larger problem. However, a regular oral hygiene routine can usually correct this issue.

6. Canker Sores

Canker sores are painful ulcers inside the mouth, easily recognizable by a whitish-gray base and red surrounding tissue. Fortunately, treatments such as topical aids and antimicrobial mouthwashes may help speed up the healing process.

Contact Us Today

Dr. Sheila Shah and her care team offer a full menu of treatment options to patients of all ages, delivering high-quality care in a safe, professional and comfortable environment. Use our convenient online appointment request form to schedule a consultation or call Macon Smiles at (478) 757-8714.