Before visiting the dentist, it isn’t uncommon for patients to feel stress out about treatments. This nervousness can often be compounded because of the the names given to these conditions. In this blog article we will go over some of the most common names for dental issues and some of the treatments that people can expect from doctors.
This condition, known as bad breath, can be caused by a number of factors. Most cases of bad breath are cause by the buildup of bacteria in one’s mouth, which causes inflammation. The substances that produce the bacteria generates the bad odor, which sometimes can smell like sulfur (or even worse). Medically known as Halitosis, bad breath is the last result of bad dental hygiene and/or other health problems. If you think you suffer from bad breath, we recommend you speak to a Los Angeles dentist about this.
This is a condition that goes beyond just being thirsty – a dry mouth may be a warning sign for other health issues. This is because in order to clean our teeth and combat bacteria, saliva is used because it is the best natural defense system we have in our mouths. Saliva also helps moisten our mouths and serves as the first step in food digestion. Not producing enough saliva make the mouth uncomfortable and the digestion process slow, jeopardizing overall health.
Tonsils and Glands
Issues related to your tonsils and glands often relate to the formation of stones within the tonsil and gland, which can be very painful. In many cases, glands stop you from having enough saliva in your mouth. Some common names for conditions related to glands and tonsils are tonsillitis, peritonsillar abscess, salivary gland problems, and salivary gland stones.
Canker and Cold Sores
The specific cause of most canker sores is unknown, however some Los Angeles dentists relate this to stress or tissue injury. Cold sores on the other hand are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV), and this is also referred to as fever blisters. The best way to treat these sores is by going to the doctor and avoiding citric drink or acidic substances.
These are some dental issues that you should consider revising yourselves before you visit your Los Angeles dentist. Regular check ups will help you reduce the risk of being exposed to these conditions.