Are Cavities Bad – Dr. Suresh Explains
If you ask someone – which is the most common dental problem anywhere in the world – irrespective of age, gender, and geographical region – the answer would be dental cavities. They are very common in children followed by teenagers and adults.
Cavities can get deeper and deeper if you don’t address them. They affect the deeper layers of your teeth. They can gradually lead to teeth sensitivity, infection, and severe toothache. Anyone can get cavities – even infants and elderly people as well.
Are cavities bad – Why?
Cavities are really troublesome and bad because they cause some serious dental issues which may lead to complications.
Cavities cause severe pain and sensitivity: They grow larger by destroying tooth enamel and increase tooth sensitivity to hot and cold foods. When cavities destroy nerves, they cause severe pain.
Cavities lead to tooth decay and loss: They grow large, reach the pulp, damage the nerves and blood vessels, and loosen the tooth. They can also spread to adjacent teeth and lead to more cavities
Gum disease: When cavities get infected, they cause gum disease – which can lead to bleeding gums and teeth loss.
Bad breath or Halitosis: Bacterial infections that cause cavities may lead to bad breath by affecting the surrounding soft tissues.
How to Prevent Cavities?
The best way to prevent cavities is by avoiding acidic foods and making a habit of rinsing and gargling after eating; good flossing, brushing and dental cleaning and oral hygiene, and regular dental visits.
You can do these things: brush twice daily, floss regularly, replace your toothbrush every three months; avoid sugar and acids, drink a lot of water and schedule regular dental visits if you are prone to dental cavities.
When to see a dentist at Gnathos Dental Hospitals?
Why are cavities bad: You may not know whether you have a dental cavity unless it leads to symptoms. There could be a possibility of a dental cavity developing even if your teeth look relatively healthy. Therefore, if you have any dental issues or if you don’t take proper care of your mouth, you should visit your dentist regularly for dental checkups and dental cleaning. In case of severe toothache, infection, swelling, and inflammation in the mouth, you should see your dentist as soon as possible.