The fear of cavities has always been parents’ best argument for preventing their children from consuming too much candy and forcing them to brush their teeth. Nevertheless, even with good dental hygiene learned during childhood, a caries can appear and make it necessary to go under the dentist’s wheel. Here is how the doctor treats this bobo and takes care of your tooth, all without pain! What is a decay? In essence, a decay is a beautiful dirt that lodges inside a tooth and causes its gradual destruction. Involved: cariogenic bacteria that are naturally present in the mouth, in balanced quantities, but which begin to multiply by devouring food residues left on the teeth when they were not washed. The severity of decay increases over time, as the bacteria, which begin to attack the enamel,
the visible part of the tooth, can settle in the root (which is hidden) and devour the interior by digging ever more far. They end up infecting the whole tooth and killing it. The first cause of cavities is poor dental hygiene. Parents who insist on brushing their teeth are therefore a thousand times right: it is by cleaning food residues with regularity that bacteria are prevented from multiplying and generating their acids. However, some factors – such as lack of saliva, smoking, special eating habits – promote the development of cavities, despite a good dose of toothpaste.
When decay is there, nothing is going Bacteria can feed on a tooth for weeks to months, without causing pain. So it is often quite late that we become aware of the problem, when the first manifestations appear and the tooth is already reached in depth. The following symptoms are observed: Pain in the infected tooth, more or less intense, but not systematic; A bad taste recurrent in the mouth; The sensation of an irregularity on the tooth, which one discovers by passing one’s tongue over it; Sometimes, a black spot is visible by transparency under the enamel; as a complication, when the decay is already deep. To cure a caries, impossible to escape the dentist.
It will have to remove all the infected material, reseal the tooth, or even cover it completely, before the problem is solved for good. The only thing left for the victim to do is to adopt good habits! Carie at the devil’s ball Dental caries care depends on its progression tooth. They can range from simple treatment to devitalization, which usually results in the laying of a crown. Let’s get into the details with the expert methodology of a Courbevoie dentist who deals with caries on a daily basis. Simple care. A patient who is lucky enough to have spotted his decay early can still save his tooth. When the bacteria roots, the dentist can preserve the pulp and keep the tooth alive; for this,
it eliminates decay in its entirety and cleans the cavity, in which it injects a protective care. But it remains a hole because the bacteria devoured part of the tooth. The dentist then puts a seal (or “amalgam”, that’s the exact word), a cement of a color identical to the tooth, or inlays (small blocks of resin or metal), to cover any trace of caries. Devitalization. If the patient arrives too late, and the caries has settled deeply, to the roots, then the dentist can not keep the tooth alive. Devitalization is a process that prevents cavities from turning into a toothache. The doctor removes the pulp tissue, disinfects the entire area, empties the tooth, obstructs the channels. It only remains for him to rebuild devitalization weakens it too much to leave it as it is. We therefore put a crown on this “dead” tooth,
which protects it from external aggressions and guarantees the solidity of the dentition. Care simple or more complex, the treatment of tooth decay is proposed by the dentist under local anesthesia. No question of suffering the martyr in the chair of the practitioner! Getting rid of devilish caries no longer involves suffering hellish suffering. Prevent is better than cure Even if the dentist is very friendly and the pain has been banned from his doctor’s office, the best thing is still to do everything to avoid having to go under his instruments.
The best treatment against cavities is the one that consists of not having any! For that, here are some prevention tips that it is always good to remember: Brush your teeth properly,and thoroughly; good dental hygiene prevents the deposit of sugars on the teeth and the multiplication of cariogenic bacteria. Control your consumption of slow and fast sugars; fewer carbohydrates in the mouth, it’s also less likely to see the bacteria multiply. Use fluoride. Present in some dentifrices and chewing gums, fluorine has the effect of strengthening the tooth enamel. Ideal for people prone to cavities, but useless for those who have excellent hygiene and effective saliva. Consult your dentist regularly. A control visit can identify a decay at an early stage, and therefore treat it better. Do not forget that an annual consultation with the specialist is more than recommended! Your teeth are precious, so do not let cariogenic bacteria attack them!