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5 Available Options For Your Decaying Teeth by Dentalgist: 8:18am On Apr 29, 2019
Tooth decay is one of the commonest reasons why patients present to the dentist. Amazingly, most people are not aware of the presence of a hole on their tooth/teeth until after the first episode of tooth pain. Some people can even be aware of the presence of a hole but the fear of removing the tooth hold them back from visiting the dentist. Well, I have glad tidings for my reader, not every tooth with a hole must be removed. It all depends on the extent of damage that determines the options available to you.

What is Tooth Decay?


Tooth decay is the destruction of your tooth enamel, the hard, outer layer of your teeth. It usually occurs as a result of bacterial action on food particles in the mouth which results in the destruction of sound tooth tissue.

What are the consequences of Tooth Decay?

Tooth decay can result in severe pain which may significantly affect your quality of life. The infection can spread beyond the tooth to involve the surrounding tissues resulting in fast spreading swelling around the jaw. In some cases, the infection can be disseminated throughout the body resulting in life-threatening conditions.

The Available Options for Decaying Teeth.

The following are usually the options for a decaying tooth depending on the extent of the decay and the presence of pain

Inlays and Onlays
: Onlays are tooth restoration that are made outside of the mouth as a single, solid piece, that fits the specific size and shape of the decayed part of a tooth. An inlay will incorporate decaying pits and fissures of a tooth. They are usually recommended when an extensive part of the tooth is lost.

2. Use of Crowns: These are recommended when an extensive part of a tooth is lost and such tooth is not amenable to fillings. As the word goes, a crown is like a cap that will be inserted on a prepared tooth to preserve the remaining tooth structure.

3. Root Canal Therapy: This is recommended when there is severe spontaneous pain from a decaying tooth. Usually, the dentist would locate the pulp canal(remember your biology) which houses the nerves and blood vessels. The dentist would clean out the decaying/decayed pulp tissues and fill the canal with an inert material, known as Gutta Parcha. Don’t be in a hurry to remove that tooth, discuss your options with your dentist.

4. Extraction: This is the last option when all the aforementioned options fail. Unfortunately, this is one of the most feared dental procedures. Tooth extraction is usually a painless procedure because local anaesthesia would be given.

5. Tooth fillings: This involved replacement of the decayed part of a tooth with tooth-coloured materials or metallic fillings. You can discuss more with your dentist to determine the best option for you.

https://dentalgist.ng/5-available-options-for-your-decaying-teeth

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Re: 5 Available Options For Your Decaying Teeth by Emmyloaded: 12:13pm On Apr 29, 2019
Ok
Re: 5 Available Options For Your Decaying Teeth by Auxtin85(m): 12:13pm On Apr 29, 2019
Am going with a friend to remove a teeth
Re: 5 Available Options For Your Decaying Teeth by Nobody: 12:13pm On Apr 29, 2019
cheesy

I thought tooth removal is a decent process until I realized that there is no difference between a sculptor and a dentist...


I saw hell..

My advice is if you have a tooth decay now.. Get it removed ASAP to avoid complications.. ...
*modified *

Garlic cannot take you far. Aswear...

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Re: 5 Available Options For Your Decaying Teeth by BUSHHUNTER: 12:14pm On Apr 29, 2019

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Re: 5 Available Options For Your Decaying Teeth by EngrBouss(m): 12:14pm On Apr 29, 2019
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Re: 5 Available Options For Your Decaying Teeth by ijeshaoflondon: 12:14pm On Apr 29, 2019
Pain is not of this world.
Re: 5 Available Options For Your Decaying Teeth by Amuocha: 12:15pm On Apr 29, 2019
See that gworo chewing set of teeth grin
Re: 5 Available Options For Your Decaying Teeth by Cryomancer: 12:15pm On Apr 29, 2019
Tinubu needs to see this. Anyway I doubt if any of this option will work for him.

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Re: 5 Available Options For Your Decaying Teeth by handsomeyinka(m): 12:15pm On Apr 29, 2019
Na chewing stick sure pass..

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Re: 5 Available Options For Your Decaying Teeth by clefstone(m): 12:16pm On Apr 29, 2019
please if you have heard of root canal before click like, if u haven't click share. I am trying to do a survey please

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Re: 5 Available Options For Your Decaying Teeth by Memphitz537(m): 12:16pm On Apr 29, 2019
ijeshaoflondon:
Pain is not of this world.
Toothaches are the worst pain ever

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Re: 5 Available Options For Your Decaying Teeth by OVA200(m): 12:16pm On Apr 29, 2019
Make i bookmark this
Re: 5 Available Options For Your Decaying Teeth by invigilator(m): 12:16pm On Apr 29, 2019
I was comfortably eating while reading the post until I got to see the picture...


You know the rest
Re: 5 Available Options For Your Decaying Teeth by BabaIbo: 12:16pm On Apr 29, 2019
Hmmm, Toothache!
I remember my pre-school and school days sha, thank God for everything
Re: 5 Available Options For Your Decaying Teeth by chicoMX(m): 12:18pm On Apr 29, 2019
My dentist listed out some of these options then (6 years ago), But I still went for extraction.. I nor wan hear stories

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Re: 5 Available Options For Your Decaying Teeth by doctor306(m): 12:19pm On Apr 29, 2019
cheesy
Re: 5 Available Options For Your Decaying Teeth by noble2faith(m): 12:20pm On Apr 29, 2019
invigilator:
I was comfortably eating while reading the post until I got to see the picture...


You know the rest

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Re: 5 Available Options For Your Decaying Teeth by shaggy007(m): 12:20pm On Apr 29, 2019
Auxtin85:
Am going with a friend to remove a teeth

To remove a tooth

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Re: 5 Available Options For Your Decaying Teeth by Wealthyonos(m): 12:20pm On Apr 29, 2019
*I got toothache, but I'm already giving the toothache headache.* ......

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Re: 5 Available Options For Your Decaying Teeth by Spuggie: 12:22pm On Apr 29, 2019
Interesting
Re: 5 Available Options For Your Decaying Teeth by Spuggie: 12:22pm On Apr 29, 2019
Interesting topic
Re: 5 Available Options For Your Decaying Teeth by Greatzeus(m): 12:22pm On Apr 29, 2019
invigilator:
I was comfortably eating while reading the post until I got to see the picture...


You know the rest
You were eating and still using your phone, Nairaland for that matter? Unless you are a co CEO of Nairaland, something is wrong with you. People like you will not be productive at work.

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Re: 5 Available Options For Your Decaying Teeth by RapportNaija(m): 12:23pm On Apr 29, 2019
See ways to Relieve Toothache

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Re: 5 Available Options For Your Decaying Teeth by Fahrenhite(m): 12:24pm On Apr 29, 2019
Who knows how much it cost to fix braces?
Re: 5 Available Options For Your Decaying Teeth by grandstar(m): 12:24pm On Apr 29, 2019
I have a bad tooth that I'm determined not to pull out even on the pain of death.

How do I managed the tooth? Simple, I just eat raw garlic close to the tooth or on the tooth itself and the pain fades away eventually within 48hrs (It might even be 12 hours but I don't actually record it). At some point, it hits me that I no longer feel any pain there.

Why does it work? Toothache is causes by pathogens and garlic has been found to be a natural antibiotic. So, next time, rather than remove that tooth in case you've already removed like half, it might be wise using garlic! grin

And did I tell you it's dirt cheap?

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Re: 5 Available Options For Your Decaying Teeth by arinzos(m): 12:27pm On Apr 29, 2019
Tooth decay pain no be here.
I battled with it fr some months until last month,the tooth decided to show me shege.

The pain was something else.i no fit cry sef bcx the cry de add to the pain.
Na by 6am i run enter bus go UNTH even though i had test that day(i no even send the test).the procedure was painless,it was nt as if my tooth was extracted.

If you have tooth decay whether small or Large,go see your dentist.do not procrastinate.

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Re: 5 Available Options For Your Decaying Teeth by Martartins(m): 12:29pm On Apr 29, 2019
Na this thing some people dey read 7 years for school?

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