Tooth Cavities – Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Tooth Cavities – Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

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Are you suffering from tooth sensitivity, pain, visible pits, earache, headache or bleeding gum? Any of these common problems can indicate formation of cavity in your teeth. Cavities usually occur due to inappropriate dental care, eating more sweet and acidic foods, excessive smoking, and other causes.
Actually, cavities are also evident in form of tooth decay, which if not dealt with in a timely manner may result in severe ache, infectivity or even loss of the tooth. Thus, it is advisable to maintain necessary dental hygiene to keep that pretty smile intact!

So, How Does A Cavity Form?
A big list of reasons include food debris, loose filings, bad breath, swollen and tender gums, and foods with carbohydrates like cereal, bread, soda, milk, cake, fruit, or candy. Besides, two major factors contributing to tooth decay – bacteria in the mouth and high consumption of sugar and starch. Regularly visiting your dentist will help you spot and nip the problem in the bud.
Generally, there are 500+ different sorts of bacteria present in the mouth. These bacteria mix with food and saliva to form a gluey stuff called plaque that remains on your teeth. Food rich in starch add to the glueyness of the plaque, which starts getting harder if it stays on the teeth for a couple of days. It then converts into calculus or tartar. Bacteria in the plaque turn sugar into acid that melts the tooth structure, creating holes or cavities. Due to these two causative factors, dental rottenness occurs.

How To Treat Cavity?
A tooth once destroyed does not regenerate; however, the cavity progression can be blocked with right treatment. Effective cures that help in preserving and saving the tooth from cavity are, filling the cavity, root canal and crown placement treatment.

Some of the precautions for cavities that will aid in keeping your teeth in good health are:
• Visiting the dentist on a regular basis (every 6 to 12 months)
• Having the teeth cleaned is compulsory
• Fill all the cavities before severe damage takes place
• Proper brushing
• Healthy Diet
• Regular checkups and much more.

If you suspect you might have dental abscess in the mouth, schedule an appointment with a dentist at Signal Hill Dental Care or visit us for a routine examination to keep your teeth in a fine fettle.