of black spots on teeth, of bad breath and of fragmented or decayed teeth.
Rapidly, surely and painlessly
The dental cavity is one of the most common infectious disease caused by bacteria such as the mutans streptococci and the lactobacilli found in saliva. An increased number of these bacteria in the saliva are a sign of intense caries activity. Poor oral hygiene, the presence of multiple untreated cavities, crowded teeth, frequent consumption of sugar and soft drinks, contribute to increased risk of caries.
The dental obturation, commonly known as cavity filling, is the dental treatment method used in case of decay and tooth cracks. These decays affect the general health of the tooth and of the oral cavity; can generate bad breath, but also an unaesthetic aspect of the smile. That is why treating them precociously is recommended. The material used for treating the obturation is chosen according to the dimension of the cavity within the tooth, or to the mechanic demands to which the tooth is subjected, or to the aesthetic necessary of the area.
Prevention of tooth decay
- Reduce sugar consumption;
- Brush teeth carefully, floss and use interdental toothbrushes in case of the spaces between teeth;
- Rinse the mouth with mouthwash (chlorhexidine) twice a day over a period of 3 weeks;
- Using concentrated fluoride gels and minerals (calcium) that remineralize tooth’s enamel;
- Chew Xylitol gum after a meal as it stimulates the production of saliva which protects the teeth;
- Professional cleaning whenever needed.
Decay treatment involves
- Local anesthesia, when the case requires, in order to eliminate any discomfort;
- Total removal of the infected dental tissues through minimally invasive methods, to keep the tooth’s structure as much as possible;
- Disinfection of the affected area with chlorhexidine, glutaraldehyde, physiological serum;
- Tooth reconstruction through a cavity filling which assures the tooth’s endurance.