At this time, Dr. Frederick Marra and his team want to remind patients to maintain their oral hygiene at home and to look out for common dental problems. You can schedule an appointment in our Cohoes, NY dental office to ensure the health of your teeth and gums. Our dental team will also take note of any developing oral health issues. Contact our dental office and learn more about the common dental problems to be aware of below:
Crooked Teeth and Misalignment
Crooked teeth are more difficult to clean between than straight teeth. Even if patients floss regularly, they often aren’t able to provide their teeth and gums with a deep clean. Plaque and bacteria can buildup between crooked teeth, which is why patients with crooked teeth are more likely to develop gum disease and other oral health problems. Straightening teeth can prevent these problems before they worsen. Regular in-office dental cleanings also provide a deeper clean as our dentist’s use special tools and can get in hard to reach areas where plaque can build up.
Periodontitis, or gum disease, is one of the top dental problems mainly caused by poor oral hygiene. When patients do not floss frequently, gums can become sensitive and plaque can build up between teeth. Over time, gum disease loosens teeth and causes gum recession. In severe cases of periodontitis, patients can lose their teeth. Regular flossing and dental cleanings are good preventative treatments to keep the teeth and gums healthy and infection-free. However, our office also offers periodontal therapy to clean and remove infection beneath the gum line. Dr. Marra can also use a soft tissue laser to accurately treat affected tissue with less discomfort, bleeding, and downtime.
A tooth or multiple teeth can get knocked out accidentally. When cavities and tooth decay are not treated soon enough, teeth begin to wear down and eventually fall out. In addition, when a missing tooth or teeth are not replaced, even after a necessary tooth extraction, the remaining teeth may shift and cause overcrowding in the mouth. Overcrowded teeth are more susceptible to decay as they are difficult to clean between. Dental implants, bridges, and dentures are restorative options that can be used to replace one or multiple teeth.