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Types of Dental Problems Handled by a General Dentist


Posted on 7/18/2022 by Platte Valley Dental Care
Types of Dental Problems Handled by a General DentistThere are many dental problems that people face from day to day. The severity of these issues may vary from one person to another. One person may suffer from tooth decay while another might endure receding gums. With diverse dental problems out there, dentistry practice is divided into various specialties. The general dentist is the first stop for most people who need dental care. If the dentist cannot handle your case, it is referred to a specialized expert. Below are the main types of dental issues that a dentist will handle.

Tooth Decay


Tooth decay is probably one of the most common dental problems that most people have to deal with. Tooth decay starts with the formation of cavities. If you visit a dentist early, you may prevent cavities from turning into full-blown decay.

Gum Disease


Gum disease is an infection that eats the gum and the jaw. It can lead to the loss of some or all teeth if not treated on time. This condition can be prevented or stopped early by visiting a general dentist.

Bad Breath


Bad breath can be caused by many factors, top among them being bacterial infection. When you experience bad breath constantly, it is time to see a dentist. General dentists have the capability of handling most causes of bad breath.

Sensitive Teeth


Teeth sensitivity can sometimes be a sign of a deeper problem. Root canal problems often start with tooth sensitivity. Thankfully, general dentists are trained and well equipped to handle all sorts of teeth sensitivity. If you suffer from a broken tooth or cracked jaw you will find immediate help from a

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