Doctors for Dental Caries in Siddharameshwar Nagar, Hubli-Dharwad
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Dental caries, also known as tooth decay, cavities, or caries, is a breakdown of teeth due to activities of bacteria. It is the permanently damaged areas in teeth that develop into tiny holes called cavities. The cavities may be a number of different colors from yellow to black.
HOW IS DENTAL CARIES DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis can be done by a dentist or a dental hygienist with the help of a physical examination as well as an X ray to gauge the extent and spread of the caries, so as to recommend an effective mode of treatment for the same.
HOW IS DENTAL CARIES TREATED?
There are three things to consider in the treatment of dental caries: Prevention, remineralization, and restoration. Prevention is basically avoiding further decay and also using a filling to cover the hole. Remineralization is reversing shallow caries by treating with a substance that contains fluoride or calcium. When a caries is too large for remineralization, restoration of the tooth is done through root canal treatment and then capping it using an artificial crown.
DID YOU KNOW?
By making simple changes in diet and hygiene, dental caries can be prevented