We are not used to thinking of our teeth as living things, however, the reality is that our teeth do contain live tissues and nerves. They are thoroughly active, in every situation and all of the time.
Here Is A List Of Common Dental Problems:
Tooth decay, also referred to as cavities, is the 2nd most prevalent disease in the US (the first being the common cold). According to statistics, 1 in 4 adults has an untreated cavity, and nearly every adult will have tooth decay at some point during the life.
Young children are at risk for “early childhood caries,” occasionally called baby bottle tooth decay, representing severe tooth decay in baby teeth.
Because many cavities do not cause pain in the beginning, it can be hard to realize that a problem exists. The symptoms of a cavity depend on the severity of the decay, nevertheless, they may include:
- black staining on the teeth;
- a visible hole in the teeth;
- tooth pain;
- tooth sensitivity.
Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is a condition that is characterized by an unpleasant odor of the mouth. Over 50 million Americans suffer from chronic halitosis, but many don’t seek help because they are embarrassed.
The most common cause of halitosis is poor oral hygiene.
Men have a 100 percent increased risk of developing oral cancer in comparison to women, according to the American Cancer Society. This type of cancer can affect any of the working parts of the oral cavity, which include:
- the roof of the mouth;
- area of the mouth underneath the tongue;
- front two-thirds of the tongue;
- tissue that lines lips and cheeks.
Gum disease, also referred as periodontal disease, is an infection of the tissues which hold your teeth in place.
According to the American Academy of Periodontology, about 75% of the adult population has some level of gum disease. Periodontal disease can be caused by a variety of factors, however, poor oral hygiene is the most frequent cause.
Tooth erosion is a condition which refers to the erosion of the outermost covering of the teeth, called the enamel. Signs and symptoms of tooth enamel erosion can vary, but they usually include:
- indentations – medically known as cups on the surface of the teeth;
- cracks and chips;
- increased sensitivity to textures, taste, and temperature.
A toothache is mild to severe pain around or in a tooth. There are many factors which can cause this pain, including a tooth abscess, tooth decay (cavities), teeth grinding, filling damage, or a gum infection.
They usually emerge between the late teens and early 20s. While some people are born without wisdom teeth, the majority of people have 4 wisdom teeth at the back of the mouth — 2 on the bottom and 2 on the top.
These teeth are called wisdom teeth due to the fact that they commonly come in between ages 17 and 21 – when an individual is old enough to have gained some wisdom.
However, when a wisdom tooth becomes infected, you may experience some of the following symptoms:
- difficulty opening your mouth;
- red or swollen gums;
- an unpleasant taste in the mouth;
- bad breath;
- swelling around the jaw;
- jaw pain;
- tender or bleeding gums.
Metaphysical & Spiritual Meaning of Teeth Problems
Teeth represent the tough and solid side and they allow biting, attacking, chewing or tearing. Like bones and hair, teeth belong to the energy principle of Water.
They are representative of your deep referential structure. Their peculiarities depend on their function. They also represent your ability and the way you “bite” life.
Teeth problems, dental pain, and cavities show your fundamental difficulty in facing life’s challenges. You have to be cautious and go easy.
Because of their infectious origin, cavities indicate that your difficulty in “biting” life is due to an external cause, or another person.
Incisors are linked to your ability to be trenchant, maybe regarding a choice, in other words, saying yes or no, doing something or not, etc.
Canines represent the ability to exercise a certain authority over your own decisions. Similar to fangs, canines symbolize your ability or obligation to defend yourself.
They can be affected when you feel “crushed” when facing a decision that you have to make. You work hard and feel that you won’t be able to achieve your goals. Premolars show you the degree of consensus over your decisions.
Molars represent the degree of satisfaction regarding the decisions you have made or will make.
Spiritual Meaning Of Wisdom Tooth
According to the science of acupuncture meridians, wisdom teeth are connected with the small intestine and the front of the pituitary gland.
In fact, 46% of the motor and sensory nerves in the cerebral cortex are directly connected with your mouth and face.
So, when a tooth is extracted, a certain energy meridian circulating within the tooth is disrupted.
Wisdom teeth symbolize the autonomy you have gained over the years.
Therefore, a wisdom tooth that refuses to come out, to occupy its rightful place, indicates that mentally, you refuse to be confident and own the space that you are entitled to.
You keep everything that you don’t like about yourself inside in order to please others.
Sources https://www.nidcr.nih.gov/research/data-statistics/dental-caries/adults https://www.ada.org/~/media/ADA/Science%20and%20Research/HPI/OralHealthWell https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/features/oral-health-the-mouth-body-connection#1