Dental caries or cavities Treatment
Cavity also called dental caries are severely damaged areas in teeth that develop into tiny holes.
They are caused by:
- Sipping sugary drinks
- Poor cleaning of teeth
There may be no symptoms. If untreated, cavities can cause toothache, infection, tooth discoloration and tooth loss.
Conventional treatments include fluoride, fillings and crowns. Severe cases may need a root canal or removal. Prevention and cure of cavities is based on diet as discovered, researched and documented. Homeopathic treatment can provide valuable assistance, but is not a substitute for a nourishing diet. Cal Phos and Cal Fluor are two homeopathic remedies that work wonders when used in combination. Cal Phos is helpful in bone and teeth formation. While Calc Fluor is found in the surface of the bone and tooth enamel. But, no homeopathic treatment should be taken without consulting a certified homeopath.
The acids in plaque damage the enamel covering your teeth, and create holes in the tooth (cavities). ... An untreated cavity can lead to a tooth abscess. Even one cavity left untreated can lead to a tooth abscess (infection) or destruction of the inside of the tooth (pulp), ending in tooth loss by extraction. And, one missing tooth left untreated may end in a mouthful of missing teeth.
Frequently Asked Qustions
What is dental caries and what causes it?
Dental caries is caused by the action of acids on the enamel surface. The acid is produced when sugars (mainly sucrose) in foods or drinks react with bacteria present in the dental biofilm (plaque) on the tooth surface.
Do cavity spread?
Tooth decay actually results when bacteria in your mouth feed on food debris (starchy, sticky foods are a primary culprit) and produce acid as a byproduct. This mix of food, acid, saliva, and germs clings to your teeth as a filmy substance called plaque, which can erode teeth enamel and cause cavities to form.