Do you have a Tooth cavity? Not sure? Let’s take a look to ensure whether you do or don’t!
What is it?
Tooth cavity, generally results from tooth decay (Dental caries). Tooth decay is the commonest problem, young adults are suffering from! It is caused from interplay of multiple factors including carbohydrate content in your diet, micro-organisms, your oral hygiene practices and your lifestyle. It develops over a period of time.
Identify it yourself!
Tooth cavity looks like a brownish black discolouration of the tooth including one or more tooth surfaces. If you have a tooth cavity, you may have problems of food lodgement, difficulty in chewing foods, continuous or intermittent pain and sensitivity. Follow simple self- examination rules – glance into your oral cavity daily while brushing your teeth. Notice colour changes of the teeth, if any!
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What if you have a tooth cavity?
Consult your dentist. Check, at what “Stage of progression” is your tooth decay. If it is present in outer parts of teeth (enamel and dentin) – You are Lucky! You can get your tooth restored with a just a Tooth filling material. But unfortunately, if the cavitation involves the inner part (pulp) of the teeth, then, oh yes, you will have to go in for a Root Canal Treatment (RCT). Moreover, if it has progressed so much so, that you have hardly any tooth structure remaining, then Sorry, you will lose your tooth!
But hey! Don’t get worried, there’s still time! Buckle-up! Give more importance to your oral health care, henceforth.
Bright and Healthy smiles alert!
Some noteworthy, easy-to-follow steps to be undertaken in your daily routine–
If you brush twice daily (2-3 minutes), you will save your tooth from
Eat more healthy foods – fruits and vegetables and Less sticky and
Remember to rinse your mouth each and every time after you have a
quick bite of any food stuff.
Go for regular dental check-ups (3-6 monthly recommended)
Get a topical fluoride application/pit and fissure sealant
application done from your dentist.
If you come across a slight discolouration of your tooth, visit your
dentist immediately. Because we know, “a stitch in time, saves nine”
and so is true for your white tooth!
Watch out! If your best-friends are suffering from similar problems,
then refer them these solutions too.
My friends, Life’s short, so Smile, while you still have teeth! Happy