What Disease Your Tooth Might Be Suffering Right Now (Part 1)

What Disease Your Tooth Might Be Suffering Right Now

We need to take care of our mouth and teeth since it is an indispensable component in maintaining our good health. Present in our mouth and throat are the immune cells which helps our body to fight against the harmful pathogens that may enter our system. Inside our mouth is the tooth which gives us the structural support for our face and the beauty which gives us confidence.

In this blog, we will be discussing some dental diseases anyone can have. As you read along, grab your mirror and check if you have the symptoms to prevent unexpected events in the future.

Abscessed Tooth

Abscess tooth happens when the tooth pulp was infected and will settle into the tooth’s origin which is near to our jaw bone, causing swollen and pus-filled vicinity. The symptoms for the abscessed tooth are the:

  • Pain around the area
  • Fever
  • Bad breath
  • Redness of the gums
  • Swelling of the gums on the affected area.

Treatment of a tooth abscess depends on the level of the said infection.

  • Some tooth abscesses can be treated with drainage or antibiotics.
  • In a more serious case in which a cracked tooth or cavity has exposed the pulp, it would be necessary to treat it with a root canal.
  • If the tooth abscess will not be treated, it may direct to an infection of the jaw bone and other tissues, and it can be a dangerous infection too.
    • Cavities (Tooth Decay)

      The areas of damaged tooth enamel which form when an acid corrodes away at the tooth are cavities. The damaged tooth was caused by the bacteria which are normally present on our teeth and is called plaque. The plaque produced an acid as a byproduct from the plaque’s feeding on sugar in your diet. Treatments of the cavity depend as to how serious it is and some of the treatments are as follows:

      • Filling
      • It can be used for a shallow or small cavity. Filling is when the dentist placed a material in the cleaned out cavity to restore the original shape and function of the tooth. The materials used for the filling are tooth-colored resin, an alloy of mercury, silver, copper, tin and zinc (amalgam) porcelain and even gold.

      • Crown placement
      • It can be applied when the tooth’s crown (the visible tooth) suffers from a serious cavity and/or any oral diseases. The damaged crown will be removed and will undergo extensive drilling and will be replaced by a tooth-shaped cap made from safe materials. The crown will last from five to ten years, depending on how you take good care of it.

      • Root Canal Treatment
      • This is used when a tooth is badly decayed or it becomes infected. In a root canal procedure, the inflamed pulp and nerve are removed and after this, the inside of the tooth will be cleaned carefully and disinfected afterwards. The cleaned tooth will be sealed by a rubber-like material and later on, the tooth can be restored with a crown or a filling for the protection against infection.

      Dry Socket

      Normally, a blood clot will form after a tooth extraction. However there are times when this blood clot will be removed or dislodged accidentally after a couple of days after extraction, leaving the bone and the nerves exposed to air, food, fluid or anything else which comes in the mouth. This will lead to severe pain and infection which would last for a couple of days. The dry socket can be treated by:

      • A dentist who will clean the wound and place a medicated safe dressing or a special paste to support healing into the socket.
      • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) like aspirin or ibuprofen to ease the pain. If these medications are not enough to relieve the pain, your doctor may anesthetize the area or will prescribe you a stronger drug.

      Without even saying anything, we definitely know those diseases are scary and painful to have. But there is one way you can do to help prevent having these diseases. It is through visiting Tooth Spa Dentistry, the leading provider of dental care in Sterling Parkway Lincoln CA.

      We help promote the wellbeing of the citizens in the State of California through our dental care in Sterling Parkway Lincoln CA. We have with us encouraging and accommodating staff who are willing to assist and educate you on taking care of your teeth and your dental health as a whole.

      To be able to get information from us about our dental care in Sterling Parkway Lincoln CA, you may visit us at www.toothspadentistry.com.


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