Rotten Teeth are a result of tooth decay. Rotten Teeth is caused due to continuous breakdown of tooth surface leading to tooth decay. Rotten teeth appear blackened or eaten away. Bad breath is another symptom of rotten teeth. Other symptoms are:
• Changes in tooth size
• Falling teeth
• Sensitivity of teeth
• Receding teeth
HOW IS ROTTEN TEETH DIAGNOSED?
Dental examination of mouth and teeth,Probing teeth with dental instruments to check for soft areas and looking at dental X-rays, which can show the extent of cavities and decay
HOW IS ROTTEN TEETH TREATED?
Rotten teeth can be prevented by regular brushing with a fluoride toothpaste. A filling might be required if there are cavities. For deep cavities or severe cases of rotten teeth procedures such as root canal and extraction would be required.
DID YOU KNOW?
Almost a third of five-year-olds now have rotten teeth and some children are waiting up to a year to have their rotten teeth removed.