There are a wide range of oral diseases that can affect the teeth, gums, and surrounding tissues. Common examples include tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer, and oral infections.
Diagnosis of oral diseases typically involves a thorough examination of the mouth and surrounding areas, including X-rays or other imaging tests as needed. The dentist or oral surgeon may also ask about symptoms such as pain, swelling, bleeding, or changes in the appearance or function of the mouth.
Treatment for oral diseases can vary depending on the specific condition and its severity. In some cases, simple lifestyle changes such as improved oral hygiene practices may be enough to prevent or manage the disease. Other treatments may include medications, surgical procedures, or other interventions such as dental implants or prostheses.
Prevention is an important aspect of managing oral diseases. This may involve regular dental checkups, maintaining good oral hygiene practices such as brushing and flossing, and avoiding behaviors that can damage the teeth and gums, such as smoking or consuming sugary foods and drinks. Early detection and treatment of oral diseases can help prevent more serious complications and improve overall oral health.