Tooth Decay is a slow process resulting in dental cavities or dental caries. This tooth decay normally occurs when disease causing bacteria slowly makes a kind of acid that entirely eats away at a tooth. This may even cause infection like tooth loss if not treated properly.
Tooth decay can be easily prevented by regular flossing and brushing your teeth, and by consulting your dental surgeon for cleaning and check ups, also by avoiding taking foods that are very high in sugar
Causes of Tooth Decay
Combination of food and bacteria causes tooth decay. Clear substance which is sticky in nature called plaque, containing disease causing bacteria always forms on your gums and teeth as this disease causing bacteria feed in the food that you eat with high sugar content, this creates acid to destroy the teeth. 20 minutes after eating this acid will start attacking your teeth and over a period of time acid will completely destroy the tooth enamel, resulting in tooth decay.
Tooth Decay Symptoms
This Tooth decay normally does not cause any kind of symptom unless and until you have an infected tooth or if you have dental cavity. Toothache is the normal symptom appears for an infected person.
Tooth Decay Diagnosis
Tooth decay diagnosis can be done by your dentist by various ways.
They are as
By taking X rays of your mouth and teeth.
Using small mirror and pointed tool, examining your teeth.
By asking your past medical and dental problems.
Tooth Decay Treatment
This treatment completely depends on how bad your tooth condition is. By using fluoride even you may be able to completely reverse tooth decay. Your dental surgeon may use a filling to fix cavities that are caused by mild tooth decay. You may need a root canal for severe tooth decay and in extreme cases your dental surgeon may finally have to remove your affected tooth. This process is experimental wise more similar to tooth decay diagnosis treatment procedure.