Treatment of caries


Causes of caries and treatment methods.

Our team has tried to collect all the information you need about what caries is, its causes and treatment methods, and presented it to you in a generally accessible and understandable language. We will try to dispel many myths about caries.

So, what is CAREER?

In simple terms, caries is "tooth decay" (Latin: caries 'rotting'). It is the destruction of tooth tissue caused by bacteria. Under the influence of these bacteria, the tooth loses all the necessary minerals (demineralization).

"It has been proven that 92% of Ukrainian teenagers already have caries, while in Europe this figure is only 40%."

Well, with such indicators, we are facing an "Epidemic of Toothlessness". Let's figure out what to do about this unfortunate caries.

Causes of caries

The main cause of tooth decay is poor or improper dental care. Not all people know how to brush their teeth properly and do so irregularly.

In the oral cavity there are so-called carcinogenic microorganisms - BACTERIA that process food debris in the mouth (carbohydrates) into organic acids. This acid affects any part of the tooth surface and causes DESTROYAL. First, the enamel is destroyed, then caries is formed.

"Did you know that enamel is close to diamond in strength and even exceeds it?!"


Stages of caries

There are 4 stages of caries:

Stained caries is the initial stage of caries when a stain appears on the tooth surface. This is due to the fact that the tooth enamel is damaged. Treatment at this stage is painless and quick. The enamel is restored.

"Often, the primary caries spot is not visible to the naked eye, and this is one of the reasons why you need to visit the dentist REGULARLY."

Superficial Caries - at this stage, the first obvious signs of caries appear and it is located within the tooth enamel.

Medium Caries is when the carious lesion of the tooth has reached the dentin. At the middle stage of caries, a person experiences pain, sensitivity to hot, cold, and sweet.

Deep Caries - this stage is the most painful and most advanced. The tooth rots to the "Pulp", in other words, to the "Tooth Nerve".

"Interesting: In all stages of caries, in parallel with the destruction of the tooth, natural recovery (mineralization) occurs, which occurs due to the action of saliva and the minerals contained in it "


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Stages of caries treatment

Treatment of caries in the stain stage

First, caries is diagnosed using a methylene blue solution. This is a crystalline dye that stains only demineralized areas of the tooth. Then the tooth is dried with a stream of air and the 2nd layer of the solution is applied.

The point of treating caries at the stain stage is to saturate the tooth with the necessary minerals.

Our Dental Clinic uses only special modern preparations containing calcium, magnesium, etc., which are necessary for the restoration of tooth components.

Treatment of Deep, Medium and Superficial Caries.

Unfortunately, at such stages of caries, it is impossible to do without mechanical treatment of the tooth, because there is a carious cavity.

The treatment regimen is as follows:

Tooth anesthesia - anesthesia is performed.

The carious cavity is revealed - here, as we have already said, the tooth enamel is much harder than the "dentin" (the next component of the tooth) and it is destroyed less. We see one small black dot of caries on the tooth. This causes the overhanging edges of the enamel to form, which require mechanical treatment.

Next, the carious cavity should be cleaned (necroectomy). Special dental instruments are used to remove softened dentin and necrotic tooth tissue.

Then the process of forming a carious cavity takes place.

And finally - Tooth filling

How to win the endless war against tooth decay?


Myths and true statements about how not to take care of your teeth

Myth 1: "If you inherited teeth from your parents that are not prone to caries, they do not require careful care"

Genetics definitely matters, because people can inherit good factors for protecting their teeth, and this includes the chemical composition of saliva. But still, the most important thing is to take good care of your teeth.

Myth 2 "Children are most susceptible to caries"

And it's true! In fact, children are more susceptible to caries because they have a thinner enamel structure, wider dentinal canals, and caries penetrates the tooth much faster, and inflammatory processes occur quite quickly.

Myth 3 "It is useless to treat milk teeth, they will fall out anyway"

The most important thing to understand here is that behind the baby teeth, children grow permanent teeth - the beginnings of permanent teeth that are in close contact with the baby teeth. And if caries bacteria penetrate them, we can get a permanent tooth either with defects or so injure the tooth bud that the tooth will not erupt at all. It is worth noting that if we do not treat our teeth in time, it will be necessary to remove a milk tooth. This will result in the eruption of a permanent tooth in the wrong place. The child will need to wear braces, plates, and to straighten the bite in children.

Myth 4 "Losing one tooth does not harm other teeth"

This is a myth. With the loss of one tooth, the load on the maxillofacial apparatus is not distributed correctly. The teeth shift towards the cavity and the enamel is erased.

Myth 5: "If you bottle-feed your child for a long time, he or she may get tooth decay"

This is a true statement. The so-called "bottle tooth decay" Formula feeding contains more sugar than breast milk. Night feedings are more important here, because at night the body is in a calm state and less saliva is secreted. And when saliva washes the tooth less, more bacteria accumulate on it. Therefore, we recommend drinking water after a nighttime bottle feeding. By the way, about dental treatment for pregnant women.

Myth 6 "Healthy teeth are white teeth"

In fact, no one's teeth are completely white. The color of a tooth depends on its internal structure called dentin. The color of the tooth depends on the yellowness of the dentin.

Myth 7 "You can get caries"

It is scientifically proven that you can get tooth decay! The main role in the development of tooth decay is played by bacteria, namely Streptococcus mutans - or mutating streptococcus. Like any other bacterium, streptococcus can be transmitted through saliva (kissing), sharing utensils, or using common toothbrushes. "Before you kiss, look into your partner's mouth - a little joke doesn't hurt :-)"

Oleksiuk Dentistry recommends taking proper care of your teeth, being under the supervision of a dentist, choosing the right toothbrush and the right hygiene products, including dental floss and mouthwash. And in the end, you will get a healthy smile. Our goal is to preserve your teeth. Smiling is easy with us!


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Artem Viktorovych
Oleksandra Anatolivna
Ivan Mykolayovych
Natalia Yaroslavivna
Olena Okhotnytska
Artur Valeriyovych
Iryna Anatoliyivna
Vasily Vasilyevich
Alina Zinovievna
Yevheniia Volodymyrivna
Pediatric dentist
Olga Olehivna
Pediatric dentist

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