Tooth decay treatment depends on the severity of the decay process. The decay process begins almost 12 hours after brushing your teeth and at this time the process is reversible. The treatment in this case is just brushing your teeth after each meal using fluoride toothpaste to remineralize dental tissue and remove dental plaque deposits from the teeth’s surface. Brushing your teeth after each meal isn’t always possible because of your daily activity so at least brush your teeth twice a day in the morning and before sleeping.
Very important is also to floss your teeth to prevent dental plaque formation on interdental surface. Also fluoride treatment may be enough to reverse early decay. When the decay process has created a cavity in the tooth’s hard tissue enamel or dentine the process is irreversible. In this case only professional treatment is needed. There are different kinds of remedies depending on the severity of the tooth cavity. Here are some options:
- If the cavity isn’t very big than your dentist can fill it with a filling material and restore your tooth shape after removing the decay
- If there are multiply cavities, a crown might be needed to restore tooth structure and function and to protect tooth remaining tissue.
- If the decay process has reached the pulp of the tooth then a root canal treatment is needed and then a crown to restore function and structure
- If the decay process has extensively damaged the tooth then the dentist may extract it and replace it with a bridge or an implant.
We advice to go for a check up at the dentist every 6 months. If tooth cavities are not treated from the beginning the cost for repair grows or even worse you could loose your tooth. And remember is easer to prevent than to teat so brush your teeth twice a day and floss.
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