Decayed Teeth: Causes, Treatment, and Possible Consequences

April 11, 2023by DMC Tour0

Decayed teeth: causes, treatment, and possible consequences

Sick, decayed teeth are a major cause of bad breath and a repulsive smile. In addition, a damaged tooth is a source of infection, which quickly spreads throughout the body and leads to the development of diseases in the digestive and cardiovascular systems.

Why are your teeth deteriorating?

When you see the first signs of tooth decay and your breath odor rotten, you should see a specialist right away. There are many causes of tooth decay, depending on your level of hygiene, your diet, your health, etc. Let’s take a closer look at what causes tooth decay and whether this process can be prevented.

Of course, the main cause of tooth decay is poor oral hygiene or its complete absence. Plaque accumulates in the interdental spaces, near the gums, gradually hardens, and leads to the development of tooth decay and gum disease. It is these dental problems that lead to bad breath.

In addition, the following contributes to tooth decay:

  • Diseases of internal organs
  • Digestive system disorders have a particular impact on the condition of the teeth
  • Bad habits.
  • Abuse of alcohol and cigarettes leads to a decrease in immunity and increased reproduction of pathogens, and thus the emergence of dental diseases.
  • Lack of vitamins and minerals.
  • Our teeth need building material – not enough micronutrients lead to damage to the enamel structure, and it can no longer withstand harmful bacteria
  • A poor dietary culture.

A poor dietary culture. Abuse of sweets and acidic foods leads to a rapid formation of soft plaque and the destruction of enamel. This is especially common in children’s teeth problems. A rotten-smelling baby’s breath tells you to see a dentist as soon as possible

To ensure that your teeth are always strong and that you are never bothered by bad breath, you need to take good care of them. Oral care includes not only proper, regular home care but also professional hygiene and preventive checkups. Only systematic visits to the dentist will help you monitor the condition of your teeth and timely engage in their treatment. Keep your smile healthy by coming to MediLine Dentistry for a dental and gum diagnosis.

Consequences of rotting teeth

Everything in the human body is interconnected, so even a single decayed tooth can cause damage to the whole body. A bad tooth is a source of infection, which spreads through the body’s circulatory system with blood and disrupts internal organs.

If you notice that your breath smells rotten, visit your dentist as soon as possible and do not delay treatment to avoid complications. The consequences of tooth decay can be more serious than the problem itself and include:

  • Heart problems. A rotting tooth can lead to endocarditis – damage to the internal septum in the heart
  • Gastrointestinal malfunction. Saliva will carry the infection to the stomach and then to the intestines, disrupting the microflora of the intestines.
  • Headaches and loss of appetite. The inflammatory process leads to a general deterioration of the body, and constant fatigue

Tooth decay can also cause vision, hearing, skin, circulatory, and nervous system damage. Seeing your dentist at the right time can help you avoid these consequences.

Treatment for decaying teeth

The first thing to do when you have bad breath is to see a dentist. Your dentist will examine your teeth, perform a thorough diagnosis, and find the cause of the condition. Next, a professional oral hygiene treatment should be performed to remove hard and soft dental deposits that lead to dental disease. The next step is to treat and restore, or remove, teeth destroyed by decay, as well as correct gum disease.

When a tooth is destroyed due to decay, our dentists will treat and restore it with modern fillings. In more complex cases, can restore a damaged tooth with its replica – a ceramic crown.

How to prevent tooth decay

It is much better to prevent tooth decay than to get rid of bad breath and treat decaying teeth. Preventing oral disease includes regular brushing at home and professional dental hygiene at the clinic.

To ensure that your teeth are always in good condition, all you need to do is adhere to the following rules:

  • Be responsible about your oral hygiene. Brush your teeth twice a day and use mouthwash and floss throughout the day.
  • Avoid sweets and foods and drinks with artificial colors. Eat more fruits and vegetables and take vitamins B, C, D, and E.
  • Choose “your own” dentist and see them twice a year. Talk to your DMC Tour specialist, who will do a thorough exam and give you the oral health care you need.

Decaying teeth are a good reason to see a specialist as soon as possible and to take better care of your mouth. Come to DMC Tour and we’ll help you keep a beautiful smile and advise you on how to avoid dental problems.

Still, have questions? Ask us.

“Remember, don’t take your dental situation to a deplorable state. It’s better to have regular check-ups with your dentist, twice a year, who will detect problems in their early stages. That way you’ll keep your teeth healthy for decades to come.


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