Dental Cavities and Treatment for Tooth Cavity in Newmarket
Cavities also called Dental Carries or tooth decay, can potentially cause lots of dental problems unless treated early. Overtime, a cavity may create a little hole (pit) on the tooth and cause sensitivity and pain. Most cavities increase in size over a period of time and may even lead to the complete tooth loss. Cavity must be fixed in a timely manner, before it is too late. Once the damage is done, fixing and restoring through artificial means can be very intrusive and expensive. Root canals, crowns and implants are some of the treatments that are commonly done to restore the lost smile.
Cavities are influenced by several factors such as: not brushing your teeth properly; consuming foods or liquids that are high in sugar; and smoking. Cavities are a common issue with people in any age group but they are more common among children and young adults as they consume foods high in sugars and lacks general awareness.
Cavities are commonly found on teeth that are hard to keep clean such as: in between the teeth and on the back of the mouth. Plaque and bacteria can build on these areas. The bacteria produce acids that damages the hard tooth enamel and seeps inside to the dentin, causing damage to the dentin. Brushing and flossing in the morning and at night before going to the bed helps prevent plaque and cavities from developing.
Treatment of cavity is fairly simple and painless. The dentist checks the affected area to ascertain the extent of damage. They may take some x-rays to help to help confirm the damage. Once confirmed, dentist then removes and excavates the bacteria by drilling and using some hand instruments. One that is done, the dentist disinfects and fills the resulting space with enamel like resin material or amalgam. Now the bacteria is removed, further damage gets contained. It takes more or less an hour to complete this process.