FAQ about Tooth Decays
Updated on Sunday 27th November 2016
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We all know what a cavity is and most people have already experienced the drilling-and-filling procedure. In spite of this awareness, people still have many questions about this common and serious problem. Our dentists in Dubai will answer all the questions regarding tooth decay and will give you proper treatment plans. It is good to know that you can receive dental implants in Dubai, with high-class technology, in our modern dental clinics in Dubai.
1. What generates tooth decay?
Tooth decay is created by acid-producing bacteria that live among the corners and openings of teeth. The Streptococci that causes tooth decay most likely move into the mouth when the baby teeth are appearing, during the first to second year of life, and once they are settled, they are quite difficult to remove.
These bacteria need sugar to create acid, so when we eat foods with sugar, the bacteria absorb the sugar to form acid. The acid then melts the minerals from the surface of the tooth. If this loss of minerals is permitted to grow, a cavity or a hole will develop on the tooth.
2. What are the signs of tooth decay?
There are no symptoms in the early phases of tooth decay, but our dentist in Dubai will observe a cavity when they will inspect or x-ray the teeth. This is a strong reason why you should regularly visit our dental clinics in Dubai, as small openings are much easier to cure than developed tooth decay.
3. What happens if a cavity appears?
If the cavity has touched the dentine your tooth might become sensitive, mostly when you deal with drinks, and sweet, acidic or hot foods.
When the decay develops close to the dental pulp you will suffer from a toothache. In this situation, the pain can last longer and you will definitely need painkillers like ibuprofen or paracetamol, in order to control a toothache. You can also develop a dental abscess at this stage, so you should see your dentist in Dubai right away, in order to receive suitable dental treatments.
4. What is the suitable treatment for tooth decay?
If the decay is not that grave, the dentist will eliminate it all and fix the tooth with a filling or other materials. Occasionally, the nerve in the middle of the tooth can be hurt also. In this case, the dentist will propose a root canal treatment and will remove the nerve and then repair the tooth with a filling or a crown. A tooth badly decayed will be eliminated for good.
5. How do I prevent tooth decay?
The proper method to avoid tooth decay is by brushing and washing the teeth twice a day, using fluoride toothpaste. With interdental brushes and dental floss, you will eliminate plaque and food from between the teeth.
Please feel free to contact our dentists in Dubai for any other questions about tooth decay.