The cavity is one of the most common conditions and in the first phase it may not present pain. The clearest signs to detect a cavity are the appearance of discomfort or pain in teeth and difficulty biting or chewing.
Other symptoms of cavities are bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth, dental sensitivity, bleeding when brushing our teeth or the appearance of small holes in the teeth. If the cavity is more penetrating it can lead to an infection or abscess.
The team of dentists at Bruno Negri Integral Dental Clinic can help you detect cavities from the start through a meticulous visual inspection with magnifying glasses and magnification. A careful professional examination is the best method of prevention.
The most frequent causes of cavities are bacterial plaque or tartar. The plaque adheres to the teeth and accumulates over time. Correct brushing of the teeth and the action of saliva usually removes this dental plaque. The bacteria that form plaque produce acids that destroy the enamel, producing small lesions in the interdental spaces, grooves and pits of the enamel. This is where the cavity causes fissures that can affect the dentin and dental pulp, producing pulpitis.
Cavities in infants and chlidren is one of the most common oral diseases in the world. They can appear at any age, including cavities in baby teeth in children between 6 months and 5 years. The most important factors in the appearance of cavities in children are the lack of correct dental hygiene habits and a diet high in sugary foods such as fruit juices, carbohydrates, yogurts or sweets. In the teeth of children with cavities, aspects such as the hardness of the enamel or the immune response to bacteria, with an important genetic component, can also influence.