Bruxism is a sleep disorder that causes people to unconsciously grind their teeth at night, which can damage their teeth.
Tooth decay is the most common dental disease in industrialized countries. The term caries is derived from the Latin term caries and means putrefaction or rottenness.
Gingivitis is a gum inflammation, either classified as acute or chronic gingivitis. If left untreated, gingivitis can have far-reaching consequences.
Toothaches are usually symptoms of various disorders. The dentist must identify the cause and treat it in order to treat toothache effectively.
Doctors speak of "stomatitis" when the oral mucosa is inflamed. Different conditions can cause stomatitis and the treatment depends on the specific cause.
A dental fistula is noticeable by small, purulent elevations in the gums. They are caused by blocked drainage canals near the tooth.