Your dentist will detect dental cavities by asking you certain questions such as whether you experience any pain or sensitivity with eating certain types of foods. He will examine your mouth and teeth and probe the teeth with dental instruments. Certain imaging techniques such as dental X-rays are helpful.
Treatment of tooth decay (dental cavities) depends on how bad your cavity is. Most often, the dentist extracts and removes the decayed portion of your tooth. He fills in the hole with a filling made of a composite resin or other material. Allergies to fillings are rare.
A good oral hygiene can help you avoid cavities and tooth decay. You should use toothpaste that contains fluoride. Brush your teeth at least twice a day and ideally after every meal. Use a mouth rinse with fluoride if you are at a high risk and visit your dentist regularly.
Emergency dentist performs treatment and examination of an urgent dental problem on priority basis. These dental problems may create difficulty while eating food, talking, and in some cases during movement of the head.
Scientists have found another harmful bacterium called Streptococcus sobrinus, which accelerates tooth decay in some people, but very little information is known about this microbe. A team of Illinois Bioengineering researchers has successfully sequenced the complete genomes of three different strains of S. sobrinus, to study further about these bacteria.
Your tooth may not now remain dead after root canal procedure. Scientists have found biomaterials that can keep tooth alive even after the surgery. This will also make the root canal procedure simpler by reducing the need to drill through entire tooth. Only a smaller hole may be sufficient.
Scientists found a new way of root re-development in a child’s tooth by using stem cells extracted from the baby teeth. The therapy can treat injuries in children including tooth decay. Clinical trials are to be conducted for FDA approval in USA.
Discoloration of the tooth is a major sign of cavity formation that can be observed even if a person feels no pain in the tooth. Black and brown stains or spots become prominent on the front of the tooth or inside of the grooves of the tooth in case an already filled cavity is broken or removed.
Cerec is a high-tech dental procedure to prepare a dental crown. Cerec prepares a permanent crown during the first visit of a patient to a dentist’s clinic. During the first visit, the dentist analyzes your affected tooth and cements the permanent crown on your tooth. It does not require attachment of a temporary tooth.
A doctor removes the cavity and fills it up with suitable substances deep down till the root of the tooth. This leads to agitation or hypersensitivity of the nerve endings which have been exposed to treatment. Due to activation of nerve endings, you may feel tooth pain after deep filling.