Hello, I want to straighten my teeth, but the teeth are not neatly arranged. There are other problems, namely teeth that are cavities and some are crusty, so which one should I go first? or can both simultaneously? and what is the approximate budget range that should be prepared? thanks
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Various dental problems need special attention, because they can cause problems in the process of eating, talking, and disturbing appearance. Not only that, inflammation due to problems in the teeth can also spread to other areas around it, even if it is far away.
In people who have problems with the neatness of their teeth, but who also have problems with cavities and tartar, the dentist will generally treat the cavities and tartar problem first. This treatment can be done by filling and scaling the tartar. The handling of cavities and tartar needs to take precedence to produce a strong tooth structure, so that it can be used as a basis for installing braces later. In addition, the treatment of people who use braces is certainly more complex than people who do not use braces. Therefore, if there is still tartar and cavities during the installation of braces, it is feared that the holes can get bigger and the tartar will build up thicker due to not getting adequate treatment. Furthermore, after the cavities and tartar have been resolved properly, then braces will be considered.
We recommend that you consult the condition of your teeth directly to the dentist at the nearest health facility. Generally, the doctor will first evaluate the condition of your teeth and mouth as a whole, or perhaps assisted by radiological examinations, to determine the best treatment that can be done.
In the meantime, you can first do the following:
Improve your oral and dental hygiene by:
Get used to brush your teeth 2 to 3 times a day
Gargle with salt water or an antiseptic mouth rinse
Not eating sugary foods at bedtime
Not puncturing cavities, for example using a toothpick
Control your dental and oral health to the dentist regularly every 6 months
Hope it helps ..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah