Bruxism is a sleep disorder that causes people to unconsciously grind their teeth at night, which can damage their teeth.
By nature, the tooth is optimally protected by the enamel and gums. If, however, the gums retract and the tooth enamel is attacked, the sensitive part of the tooth is exposed.
Toothaches are usually symptoms of various disorders. The dentist must identify the cause and treat it in order to treat toothache effectively.
Aphthae are small, milky-yellowish structures on the gums or the oral mucosa. They trigger a painful inflammation of the mucous membrane, which usually disappears by itself after a few days.
Plaque is a whitish coating of bacteria and sugar on the teeth. It forms continuously on the teeth and must be removed accordingly regularly, as it is the main cause of tooth decay and gum disease.
Tartar is a solid, cementitious deposit near the gum near the gum line that can not be removed by brushing or rinsing.
Periodontitis is a bacteria-induced tooth-bed inflammation. Older dental patients may know this as periodontal disease.
In dentistry, peri-implantitis is the term used to describe the advanced inflammation of the gums after implant placement.
The number of teeth in adulthood comprises a total of 32 teeth, a reduction of this number is called tooth loss.