Tooth decay occurs when bacteria present in your mouth form acids that can cause holes known as cavities. It is a common problem for children, teenagers and adults. If left untreated, tooth decay can be the reason for severe pain, infection and finally, tooth loss.
Excessive pain which can cause toothache
Sudden discomfort or pain during tooth sensitivity
Problem of bad breath
Brown, black or grey spot on the tooth surface
Visible hole in your teeth
Improper oral health and hygiene
At the early stages, yourdentist will check the sugar intake in your diet. Thenthey may apply a fluoride gel or paste on the affected area. Fluoride protects teeth by strengthening the enamel and making your teeth highly resistant to the acids from plaque that may lead to tooth decay.
He may discuss with you about a crown or filling that involves removing dental decay and giving local anaesthetic to numb the tooth.
If tooth decay spreads over the pulp, this needs to be removed by performing root canal therapy.
If the tooth is damaged badly or cannot be restored, you may need to remove it. Our dental surgeon might replace the tooth with a bridge, partial denture or an implant.
Brush your teeth two times a day with Fluoride toothpaste
Floss daily to get rid of food particles struck in between the teeth
Eat proper and well-balanced food
Say no to snacks and colored teeth to protect them
See your dentist for routine checkups to know the condition of your mouth
It is important to visit your dentist once every six months to keep your teeth and gums strong and healthy. If you are having tooth decay, it can be treated quickly at its early stage. The dentist will detect the problem of tooth decay by performing X –rays so that the treatment can be done within your estimated budget.
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