Rotten Teeth,also called tooth decay or caries, are caused by a combination of factors, including bacteria in mouth, frequent snacking, sipping sugary drinks, and not cleaning teeth well.The signs and symptoms of cavities vary, depending on their extent and location. When a cavity is just beginning, one may not have any symptoms at all. As the decay gets larger, it may cause signs and symptoms such as
Mild to sharp pain when eating or drinking something sweet, hot or cold
Visible holes or pits in teeth
Brown, black or white staining on any surface of a tooth
HOW IS ROTTEN TEETH DIAGNOSED?
Dentists can make out Rotten Teeth through dental examination. The doctor may ask you about your food and brushing habits. The degree of oral hygiene is also evaluated.
HOW IS ROTTEN TEETH TREATED?
There are various treatment options for Rotten Teeth, depending on severity of decay. Fluoride treatment is followed for restoring the enamel if the cavity is a new one. Fillings are performed to treat a deeper cavity. Crowns are fitted on teeth that are extremely weak. Root canal is another way to stop rotting of teeth. If none of the above treatments work, then tooth extraction is the only way out.
DID YOU KNOW?
Children are more prone to getting tooth decay or rotten teeth as they are still growing and their teeth are more susceptible to being destroyed by bacteria and germs.