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How to treat tooth decay?

Tooth decay is when there are spots or holes on the surface of the tooth. It can be caused by many reasons. Such as bacteria in the mouth, drinking sweet drinks, soda, eating snacks regularly and not taking good care of your teeth. 

The method that should be use to treat tooth decay depends on the severity including:UFABET  

Use fluoride

Fluoride is a natural mineral found in non-bottled water. It has properties that help prevent and restore tooth decay. If tooth decay is in the early stages, the dentist will recommend using fluoride in the form of toothpaste, mouthwash, gel, foam or tooth coating. They will also recommend the amount of sugar in the food that should be eat to prevent tooth decay from sugar accumulation.

Dental fillings

Dental fillings are a treatment method use when tooth decay has reached the inner surface. The doctor will use a tooth-colored or strong material. Such as porcelain, silver, or a combination of materials, to fill the cavity.

Dental crowns 

Dental crowns are used in cases where is widespread. There is little tooth structure remaining, or the tooth is not in good health. The dentist will remove all tooth structure from the decayed area. Before placing a tooth-colored or durable material. Such as porcelain, resin, or gold, over the tooth and then reshaping it to provide more support in the appropriate areas.

Root Canal Treatment 

If the decay has reached the root, your dentist will perform a root canal treatment  to repair the damage and treat the infected area. Your dentist may use medications to treat the infected root canal. Before replacing the decayed area with a filling.

Tooth extraction 

In cases where tooth decay is severe enough to cause damage to the remaining tooth structure. The dentist may need to extract the tooth to treat the condition. However, after tooth extraction, the dentist can discuss ways to fill the space left by the extracted tooth. Such as dentures, dental bridges  ,  or implants with titanium dental implants that are bonded to the tooth root to replace the extracted tooth.