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Care of Teeth



COMMON DENTAL DISEASES – Carries, Causes, Treatment & Periodontal Diseases Dental Carries Dental carries are the holes or cavities that are formed as acid corrodes enamel and eventually the dentine Causes This is caused by bacteria acting on the food left between teeth and on the cusp Acids are formed that eventually corrode the enamel The pulp cavity is eventually reached A lot of pain is experienced then The bacteria then infect the pulp cavity and the whole tooth decays Treatment Treatment depends on the extent of the dental caries: Extraction of Tooth Filling – this involves replacing the dentine with amalgam, a mixture of hard elements e.g silver and tin Root Canal Treatment – This involves surgery and reconstruction It saves severely damaged teeth The nerves in the root canal are surgically severed The tooth is cleaned and filled up with amalgam   Periodontal Diseases These are diseases of… Read More »DENTAL DISEASES

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