Sure in us, everyone was threatened by our parents when we were young, saying: “If you don’t brush your teeth, the worm will eat your teeth”, and tooth decay really haunts us when we grow up. So, what truth expose under the light? Is tooth decay dangerous? How to treat and prevent it?
Let’s find out:
Basically, the tooth has layers from outside to inside as follows:
Tooth enamel (a milky, shiny white layer that your hands can touch)
Dentine (the next layer, light yellow), will be exposed when the protective enamel wears out.
Pulp cavity (where the vascular system, the nerve root of the tooth) are innermost and very sensitive.
What is tooth decay?
It is the invasive damage that damages the outer layer of the tooth. When the structural components of enamel and dentine are attacked, they are gradually destroyed, and holes form appear on the tooth surface. When having tooth decay but not treated in time, it is easy to lead to complications of inflammation of the pulp cavity, pulp dental necrosis, tooth abscess, inflammation of the root of the teeth and jaw bone … This is very dangerous for your health. Therefore, tooth decay is not as simple as you might think.
We have received a lot of information from the press, from the science and life programs, including oral health counseling sessions. And the Quoc Binh Dental Clinic would like to repeat again, so that you can better understand the cause of tooth decay.
When you eat, a portion of the food that has not been cleaned of the teeth will form plaque. They accumulate time after time, gradually, the plaque becomes “sticky” and stick to the teeth. And this is the “lucrative” environment for thousands of bacteria to grow. Bacteria release substances that separate sugars into acid, which erodes the inorganic protective layer on the teeth. And that tooth decay formation.
However, tooth decay also progresses through several stages, and so if promptly detected early, can still save the situation.
The manifestations of tooth decay are described below:
Early Disease: appear white or opaque spots on the teeth or the surface between two teeth. At this time, you will not see the pain, so often subjective and ignore it.
Tooth decay progresses: from dark brown spots develop gradually into the small holes on the tooth surface, ingrained into the dentine layer causes dentine inflammation. You will be quite sensitive in eating, cold food, sour … will make you feel uncomfortable. When the hole has spread into the pulp dental causing severe pain (acute myelitis). The pain becomes more persistent, lasting for several weeks (chronic myelitis)
Sometimes you will see swollen cheek or swollen face on the area of tooth decay, which indicates that the tooth has an infection and tissue inflammation around the teeth.
The consequences of tooth decay become more dangerous, is to kill the dental pulp and inflammation stems root (tooth abscesses with cysts). Finally, there is inflammation jaw bone disease and bone cell death in this area.
Important note: If you have cavities that are not treated and then bleached, there is a risk of bleaching into the hole and causing kill dental pulp. Therefore, in the articles on bleaching, Quoc Binh Dental Clinic has mentioned before the bleaching, you need to check the status of oral health, and if there is a disease, it should be treated first, before do anything else for beautiful purpose. And it’s dangerous to buy bleach yourself and do it at home, without the supervision of a dentist..
Current tooth decay treatment:
At mild and acute stages, tooth decay are treated with a simple filling. But as the disease progresses (inflammation dental pulp), the treatment becomes more difficult. And if the condition is too severe (tooth abscess), surgery can not be avoided for the treatment. And the result may be to remove the tooth. The next corollary of tooth loss, you can refer to the article “Tooth loss and unpredictable consequences”
And don’t think that filling is complete. It is also a temporary solution, fillings help stop development of cavities, but if you don’t thoroughly clean the teeth, the risk of tooth decay will recur, and deep holes will become larger.
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How to prevent it?
Once you know the cause of cavities, prevention will become simpler.
- Pay more attention to oral hygiene. Get rid of bad habits like lazy to brush your teeth, or just do cursory clean.
- Should brush your teeth at least 2 times a day in the morning and at night before bedtime. You can brush your teeth after lunch. Toothpaste should choose the addition of fluoride to prevent tooth decay.
- Remove the habit of using toothpicks, as the tip of the toothpick is very easy to damage the gums, and make the space between teeth open. Use flossed dental to remove remaining food stains.
- Avoid mouthwash with alcoholic ingredient, because it can easily damage the oral mucosa. Use diluted saline solution (you can buy ready-made bottles outside the pharmacy) or non-alcoholic mouthwashes.
- Every 6 months, should have a general dental visit, your doctor will help you detect any signs of disease and plan to handle it in a timely manner.
With a variety of information shared above, Quoc Binh Dental Clinic expect you to pay more attention to dental care and effective tooth decay prevention for the whole family.
Want to have a healthy teeth, always take care them.
If you have any more questions, please contact Hotline 091 483 9966, or directly to visit the clinic for receiving free check-up and consultation of the team of doctors in the Quoc Binh Dental Clinic.
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