Patching Cavities Even Though It Never Hurts?
, I have a tooth cavity for the front teeth .. When the dentist said that it has a small hole but I don’t think the tooth ever hurts, I tried to check using the glass turned out to have black but I can’t see it has only black holes and it never hurts in that section. Finally I patched if I did right? Even though cavities have never hurt?
Hello Lutvia, thank you for asking to HealthReplies.com.
Let me introduce myself, Dr. Rio will try to answer your question.
Tooth decay is an event that is often experienced by people in general. Cavities are conditions where the outer tooth (enamel) is eroded to the inside of the tooth (dentin). Holes that occur can be large or very small.
Generally cavities do not cause pain symptoms at the beginning so it is difficult to detect. If cavities are not treated quickly, the holes will become enlarged and cause symptoms. Symptoms that arise in cavities include pain, fever, headache, rheumatic teeth, fever, etc.
The diagnosis can be made based on a direct physical examination by the dentist, and X-ray examination can also be done to see the condition of the hole, and the condition of other teeth.
Handling cavities can be done in several ways as follows:
Filling or dental fillings or dental brackets are usually chosen on fragile teeth, the method is to replace dental crowns with dentures. Root canal or dental canal treatment is done if the damage has reached the tooth root, so that the tooth nerve will be turned off without pulling teeth. Tooth extraction is usually done on teeth that have been badly damaged and cannot be saved anymore. The action you take is very appropriate, which is to patch your teeth, to prevent further damage. If after that there is a complaint then immediately consult a dentist.
Right now what you can do is:
Use toothpaste that contains fluoride to protect tooth enamel. Brush your teeth at least 2 times a day. Avoid eating sweet at night. Consumption of calcium supplements to prevent tooth loss 10 - 15 years. Routine control to the dentist to monitor the condition of your teeth. That's all my answer, Thank you very much. :)