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How to know that teeth has cavity on it and how much teeth is reduced during drilling for removing cavity.

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How to know that teeth has cavity on it and how much teet...
Initial lesion or beginning of caries can only be identified by dentist. A lay man can usually notice lesion when it is cavitated. A cavity later leads to food lodgement. Regular dental check up is thus very necessary. All the decay is removed followed by 0.5 mm of tooth structure removal so that filling or restoration is on sound tooth structure.
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How to know that teeth has cavity on it and how much teet...
The signs and symptoms of cavities vary, depending on their extent and location. When a cavity is just beginning, you may not have any symptoms at all. As the decay gets larger, it may cause signs and symptoms such as: Toothache, spontaneous pain or pain that occurs without any apparent cause Tooth sensitivity Mild to sharp pain when eating or drinking something sweet, hot or cold Visible holes or pits in your teeth Brown, black or white staining on any surface of a tooth Pain when you bite down Treatment of cavities depends on how severe they are and your particular situation - A normal filling would suffice.
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How to know that teeth has cavity on it and how much teet...
The whole decayed portion of the tooth is removed because leaving behind any trace of decay may start the process again.
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How to know that teeth has cavity on it and how much teet...
Hello, You may see discoloration, cavitation,food lodgement of the concerned decayed teeth. And whole decayed portion of the tooth is removed during drilling so as any decayed portion left may not cause decay process again.
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