Teeth are infected with various kind of bacteria and germs, which eventually leads to their degeneration. Rotten teeth is a term used for defining this breakdown of teeth that happens due to poor hygiene and also age. Rotting teeth are usually discoloured, prone to breakage, are painful and also tend to have evident plaque deposits on them.
HOW IS ROTTEN TEETH DIAGNOSED?
A check-up by a dentist using a small mirror and x-rays of the teeth would help a diagnose rotten and decayed teeth.
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?
Rotten teeth are not only ugly in appearance but also very painful. Junk food like cola drinks and artificial sweeteners are the root cause of the same.