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?
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?
Rotten teeth are not a pleasant sight as can be seen in the rotten teeth pictures. The following are some of the treatment options.
1. Fluoride Treatment
This treatment is available in the form of varnish, foam, gel or liquid that is brushed onto teeth.
Fillings are used if decay has progressed further and has eroded the enamel layer.
Crowns are required for extremely weakened teeth. It is a custom made covering that fits on top of the tooth's natural crown.
4. Root Canals
This treatment method can save and repair an infected tooth by removing the diseased tooth pulp and replacing it with a filling.
5. Tooth Extraction
Tooth extractions cause gaps in between teeth which can be filled by making use of dental implants or bridges.
DID YOU KNOW?
Rotten teeth is a serious problem that requires immediate dental treatment, else there will be total loss of teeth