If you were to ask one hundred people to name a dental problem which they have experienced, we are certain that the vast majority of them would mention a cavity needing to be filled or tooth extraction. Given that these are the two most common treatments which dentists have to administer that is hardly surprising.
However, and we are sure you know this already, other dental problems exist, and for those that suffer from them, they can not only be extremely painful but in the worst cases, totally debilitating. You might be lucky enough to have not suffered from these yourself, but it is still useful to be aware of them, to try to avoid them.
The number one dental problem people experience, tooth decay is what leads to cavities, toothache, and in the worst cases, the need for a tooth to be extracted. The main cause is bacteria called plaque building up on the teeth due to the sugar in food and drinks, and compounded by poor oral care, such as not brushing or flossing daily.