TOOTH COLORED FILLINGS GOEL DENTAL
Cavities are as common as common cold, but if ignored can reduce life of your tooth
Have you ever experienced a tooth ache or sensitivity without any obvious cause, it can be a dental caries or a tooth decay.
A Tooth decay develops when food rich in carbohydrates (sugars) stays on tooth for longer durations. Such kind of food includes breads, biscuits, cakes, chocolates, soda, junk foods and many more. The bacteria that normally live in the mouth start digesting this food and forming acids. The mixture of food, bacteria, acid and saliva forms plaque which sticks to tooth surface. The acids in plaque dissolve the underlying enamel of the tooth, creating craters / cracks in teeth which we know as cavities.
Symptoms of a tooth cavity
- Most commonly cavities do not cause any perceivable symptoms.
- May appear as a chalky white area on tooth, or brown / black stains.
- Sensitivity to heat, cold foods or drinks.
- Pain in teeth on chewing or on rest.
- Bad breath or bad taste in mouth.
- Sometimes pieces of tooth may fall in mouth.
What are fillings?
A cavity never heals by itself; it only grows bigger with time. A cavity healing by itself is very rare. A cavity leaves you with only one option i.e. to get it filled. A cavity if neglected will grow with time and involve deeper structures like dentin and pulp tissue; at this stage only treatment left is root canal treatment or extraction.
A filling is a non-reactive substance derived from resins and biocompatible. First we remove the carious part of the tooth with special rotating instruments and fill the gap with the resin material which solidifies and provides strength to your tooth. The fillings done by Dr Shikha are stronger, more natural, lasts longer and pain free.
At Goel dental this procedure is done under dental microscope giving you additional benefit in terms of longevity of tooth filling and high quality.
Benefits of regular checkup at Goel Dental
Most of the cavities that form are initially symptom free and may not be visible so it is imperative that a regular dental checkup will pick these cavities early, dental plaque which is a precursor of cavity and so many other dental problems can be removed by scaling during a regular checkup.