When a tooth decays, one of the treatment strategies can be filling the tooth. Usually, if X-rays show that the pulp or soft tissue of the tooth is damaged, they often fill the tooth. The continuous bacterial activity can cause infection over time and damage this part of the tooth. If such an important issue is not addressed and addressed as soon as possible, the infection may spread and cause tooth decay. After such a situation, the dentist advises people to fill their decayed teeth.
No specific age can be mentioned in this regard. Such a condition can occur at any age and for any type of tooth. As long as oral hygiene is not observed, your teeth may decay at any age and you may need to fill them.
The filling process can be both permanent and temporary. In essence, this process is two-stage, the first part of which is temporary. During the first stage, the teeth are temporarily filled with fillings. If the person being treated is not allergic to filler materials and structures, the temporary raw materials are removed and replaced with permanent materials.
As mentioned, when the soft tissue of the tooth, the pulp, is damaged (which usually dies), the tooth also decays. During the filling process, we seek to remove the decayed tissue and replace it with filling material. This will maintain the strength of the tooth and can be counted on in the process of chewing, digestion, and digestion of food.
Different materials are usually used to fill teeth. Each of them has a specific application and is used for a specific purpose. The important point here is that the fillings used for the milk teeth should be stronger. Since the most pressure is applied to the posterior part of the mouth and the teeth of the mill while chewing food, so if low-quality materials and lack of strength are used in these teeth, they will soon need to be refilled.
Dark and colored fillings can be used to fill the back teeth (mainly the mill). But it is better to use light and white filling materials to fill the front teeth. Because these teeth are more visible and filling them with dark-colored materials can endanger the beauty of teeth and face.
The most valuable sign of tooth decay can be the feeling of pain or gnashing of teeth while eating and chewing hot and cold foods. If you have been experiencing this condition on a regular basis for a few days, it is best to see your dentist to check your teeth so that your mouth and teeth can be carefully examined.
This condition will not usually be uncomplicated and you may experience at least some of the following:
Mild to severe toothache while chewing food
Swollen gums just around a decayed tooth.
Likely to see signs of infection around the same tooth
Swelling of parts of the face that are rotten on or around the teeth.
If the first case (ie toothache due to caries) worsens and spreads to different parts of the mouth, it is best to see a dentist immediately. You should never let go of a toothache as it will automatically heal in the next few hours or days. If the damage to the dental pulp is deep, you should know that it is difficult to repair and is not possible without the help of a dentist.