Tooth Decay is basically damaging the tooth surfaces by involving the Enamel & Dentine surface of the tooth. It is caused due to acid formation by bacteria in our mouth that attacks the surfaces of tooth-like enamel and dentine and can lead to tooth decay ( cavity ) or a hole within the tooth.
Tooth Sensitivity – Sensitivity to hot & cold, sweets, etc
Staining –Brown stains over the tooth surface
Pit – which includes the noticeable hole & pits in the area of the grooves or sometimes detected by the dentist by taking radiographs.
Pus formations – It is a chronic condition of the tooth decay which causes pus release around the damaged tooth surface.
Depending upon the severity and involvement of tooth decay, Dentist will examine the condition clinically or Radiographically and will suggest you the treatment plan.
Fluoride treatment – If the decay extension is in a very early stage then the fluoride treatment will help you to repair the enamel itself.
Tooth filling – If you have deep decay then your dentist will remove the decay portion of your tooth & restore the tooth structure with the filling material.
Root canal Treatment – If the decay portion is extended till the Pulpal area or the nerve tissue area then the dentist will clean all the decay & infected Pulpal area & restore the tooth back by doing internal and occlusal filling followed by a crown.
Extraction – In severe cases, if the tooth is not in a condition to save by root canal due to its chronic condition then the dentist will suggest for the tooth extraction.
Taking good care of your teeth & oral health can help you to prevent tooth decay & cavities.
Some important tips to maintain oral health are –
Visit our clinic, no matter how busy you are, you should visit your dentist after every 6 months & get professional cleaning & polishing to remove the plaque & calculus formation over the tooth surface.
Taking good care of your teeth will help you to prevent tooth decay & cavity. Always Understand the importance of oral health & its causes of how the single cavity can impact our oral health, For more details you can contact us.