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 What is a cavity?
 How do cavities develop?
 How do cavities become deeper & spread to other teeth?
 How to avoid developing new cavities?
 What is the treatment of cavities?
 What if I fill my cavity later & not now?
 What if I do not fill up my cavities? Does it have an effect on my General Health?
 Is Filling the long lasting & lifetime solution for my teeth?
 
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 What is a cavity?
 
A cavity is a Brown Or Black spot or a lining/hole on the tooth surface. It accumulates decayed left over food particles mixed with bacteria & contaminates the full mouth leading to spread of cavity to other teeth and Bad Breath.

 How do cavities develop?
 
Cavity develops mainly in the night time. During the day time, constant movement of our tongue and saliva prevents bacteria from entering our mouth and cause CAVITY. But in the night time, when tongue & saliva movement stops, bacteria enters in our mouth to eat those leftover food particles and in lieu of eating those food particles, they create a hole on the tooth surface and cause CAVITY.

 How do cavities become deeper & spread to other teeth?
 
A small hole on the tooth surface tends to stick the food particles in it. Daily this phenomenon occurs & the SMALL HOLE becomes Bigger & Bigger and develops into a full fledge CAVITY and via our SALIVA, it spreads to adjacent & opposite teeth.

 How to avoid developing new cavities?
 
You can avoid developing new cavities by:

a).Learning the right VERTICAL brushing technique & using the Right type of Tooth Brush & Tooth Paste and changing your Brush every 6 Months.

b).Filling up small brown or black spots on your Tooth before it becomes a deep hole.

c).Brushing compulsorily in the night time followed by good medicated mouth wash to have double safety Cover and to avoid Bad Breath and AVOID using a TOOTH-PICK.

d).Regularly visiting the Dentist every 6 months to diagnose any new cavity developing & getting your teeth and gums cleaned regularly, if required.

 What is the treatment of cavities?
 
Filling is the only & the Best treatment for cavities. FILLING can
be done by any of the different filling materials available.
a).Indian Silver Filling (black in colour).
b).German Silver Filling (black in colour).
c).German White Filling (off white in colour)
d).German Cosmetic Filling (same matching shade of your tooth colour).

If the cavity is too deep or a wall has broken, the best treatment is a ROOT CANAL TREATMENT followed by a cap on that tooth.

Early diagnosis can save you a lot of time, energy & money by getting the cavity filled in the first layer and avoiding a Root Canal stage.

 What if I fill my cavity later & not now?
 
Today the treatment option (Filling) which is possible for you, may Not be the option left for you Tomorrow & you may have to either do a Root Canal Treatment or Extract that tooth.
Cavity fillings in the initial stage is painless as enamel drilling causes no sensation, no pain and less drilling (loss) of natural tooth structure.
2nd Layer cavity drilling is slightly sensitive and more loss of natural tooth structure.
If Cavity reaches the 3rd layer (Nerve) layer, you have to undergo ROOT CANAL TREATMENT which is more time consuming and more expensive as compared to CAVITY FILLINGS.

 What if I do not fill up my cavities? Does it have an effect on my General Health?
 
Yes, Cavities in the mouth have a direct effect on your General Health.
Cavity is an accumulation of decayed food particles mixed with Bacteria. You may eat the Best Clean Food & Sterilised Mineral Water but when you eat/drink anything, that food/water mixes with those Bacteria’s & enters into your Stomach and cause General Health Problems.

 Is Filling the long lasting & lifetime solution for my teeth?
 
Fillings usually last long. They do not come out if Bounded with 4 Walls of the tooth structure, but there are always chances of Filling coming out if and only if:
a).The Filling is not bounded within 4 walls
OR Fillings done on the side walls of the teeth.

b).The tooth structure is having lack of calcium & fluoride to hold the Filling material .

c).Poor oral hygiene causing secondary cavities below the Filling which tends to loosen the Filling.

d).If sudden improper mastication forces of any hard food substance comes on the Filling.

Get your cavity refilled within 48 hours to avoid cavity become deeper as open drilled cavities are closer to the nerve layer and easy for bacteria to take you to the Root Canal Stage.

 



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