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How do dmfs, dmft and deft dental caries index differ from one another?

How do dmfs, dmft and deft dental caries index differ from one another?

Teeth or surfaces : Dmfs: records the decayed, missing, filled (restored) tooth surfaces in a persons mouth. Dmft: decayed, missing, filled teeth in a persons mouth. Deft: is a count of the number of decayed, extracted, filled teeth in a persons mouth. We use these indices to measure caries (carvity) risks in patients, families, and populations of people. ...Read more

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Tooth Decay (Definition)

Tooth decay is the destructive process that occurs when the acids and bacteria in the mouth demineralize and dissolve away portions of the tooth structure. This can be stopped with proper tooth care and mineralization products (like fluoride) that ...Read more


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Can you tell whether it's dental caries or gingivitis by how much pain your teeth hurt?

Can you tell whether it's dental caries or gingivitis by how much pain your teeth hurt?

Yes: Caries will cause varying types of pain depending on depth. Sensitivity to sweets, liquids , cold, hot and biting are the usual progression. Gingevitis will cause pain when the gums are brushed, when flossing, and when certain foods come it contact w the gums. And the pain is generalized usually. ...Read more

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Could dental caries be reversed without any help of dental treatment?

Could dental caries be reversed without any help of dental treatment?

Not really: Incipient exceptionally early decay that has not penetrated through the enamel into the dentin can sometimes be halted and re mineralized. If you know you have a cavity, however, you're long past that threshold and will need restorative care. In either case the enemy is procrastination...See your dentist now. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could dental caries be reversed without any help of dental treatment?

No and Yes: No if the decay is through the enamel and yes if it is still in the enamel only. In that case the product is call icon and can repair the enamel. The lesions icon can be used on are called incipient lesions so check with your dentist. ...Read more

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Ozone therapy ok for the treatment of dental caries?

Ozone therapy ok for the treatment of dental caries?

Maybe: There is some recent evidence that for limited caries(not deeply fissured) ozone therapy may be as effective as more conventional therapy. Experience with this still seems to be limited. ...Read more

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How can I have dental cavity treatment by laser technology?

How can I have dental cavity treatment by laser technology?

No shots no drills: No shots are required for laser cavity treatment procedure, and you'll love the results without pain or discomfort! ...Read more

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Why is the dental abscess getting worse during treatment? I have a tooth with a large cavity. It had a filling in it, but the filling got loose and before i had a chance to have it fixed i got a dental abscess.The filling was removed so the tooth could dr

Why is the dental abscess getting worse during treatment? I have a tooth with a large cavity. It had a filling in it, but the filling got loose and before i had a chance to have it fixed i got a dental abscess.The filling was removed so the tooth could dr

Dr : Dr zweig gave you some good advice. Was the root canal started? You did not clarify in your post. The dead nerve tissue needs to be removed to help the antibiotics work. It may be necessary to use a different antibiotic if you are not getting better. Call your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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6 yearold baby upper teeth cavity no problem what is the treatment?

6 yearold baby upper teeth cavity  no problem what  is the treatment?

Baby teeth: Baby teeth are important to treat. They maintain the space for the growing permenant teeth. Small cavities are treated with fillings. Sometimes large cavities are treated with stainless steel crowns. ...Read more

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What are some alternative treatment on cavity in teeth?

What are some alternative treatment on cavity in teeth?

Cavities: Teeth with cavities require that the decay be removed and replaced with some form of restoration. If that is not done, the decay will eventually destroy the tooth, cause an infection or both. See a dentist to discuss treatment options and preventive care. ...Read more

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Can there be some cure for dental caries without removing the affected teeth?

Can there be some cure for dental caries without removing the affected teeth?

Yes: There are many procedure to save a tooth with carious lesions: root canal therapy, posts, crowns. These procedures can be performed only if there is enough solid tooth structure present and no periodontal disease. If there is not enough good tooth to warrant the time and expense of the above procedures, the tooth is deemed hopeless and extracted. $$$ can be better spent on an implant in that area. ...Read more

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How are social class and dental caries related?

How are social class and dental caries related?

Differnet levels: Ther eis a theory since poorer people eat a high carbohydrate diet they are more prone to dental disease. More fast food and high sugar foods are eaten in lower social class people. ...Read more

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Could dental caries really cause death in severe cases?

Could dental caries really cause death in severe cases?

Yes: There have been reported deaths as the result of untreated dental caries (decay) leading to a significant abcess draining into the brain region. ...Read more

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How to prevent and treat dental caries of children?

How to prevent and treat dental caries of children?

Dental Caries: Prevention of dental caries is dependent upon two major factors: What you eat/drink and how well you keep your mouth clean on a regular basis. Therefore, eat healthy and avoid foods/liquids high in sugars and starchy carbs. Brush and floss properly at least twice a day. Dental caries is treated by seeing a dentist every 6 months for checkup, following advice and getting proper dental care. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to avoid getting dental caries?

What are the best ways to avoid getting dental caries?

Sugar: Avoid sugary snacks or eat them with meals. Brush and floss after eating and see your dentist regularly for preventive care. ...Read more

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How can I distinguish pain from dental caries and pain from periodontal tissue?

How can I distinguish pain from dental caries and pain from periodontal tissue?

Not always easy: There is no simple way to do this and no need to anyway since if you do have any dental pain, you should see a dentist who is trained and experienced in diagnosing the cause of any problem. Even sensitivity to sweets, while typically is caused by dental decay, may occur from exposed root surface, defective filling, occlusal erosion, or fracture in tooth. ...Read more

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How can you distinguish pain from dental caries and pain from periodontal tissue?

How can you distinguish pain from dental caries and pain from periodontal tissue?

Type of pain: Pain from dental caries is more localized and tends to be very obvious as to which tooth or area is involved. Pain from periodontal disease usually occurs as a more diffuse, radiating pain, not localized to one tooth unless the gum problem is very isolated. Also, tooth pain is usually is reative to stimuli such as hot, cold, air, or sweets. Gum pain is not as reactive. ...Read more

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Dental caries, tooth decay: causes?

Dental caries, tooth decay:  causes?

Bacteria: Tooth decay is caused when the bacteria in plaque are exposed to sugars and metabolize the sugars into acid. Plaque is sticky and concentrates the acid onto the enamal of your teeth which dissolves it creating a cavity. Plaque without sugar or starch wil not cause decay. Sugar without plaque will not cause decay. Acid alone, like lemons, will dissolve enamal and can cause decay, . ...Read more

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What are ways to explain to children the prevention of dental caries?

What are ways to explain to children the prevention of dental caries?

Depends on age: Deep ding on the child's age make the explanations age appropriate because to much information for young children just confuses most of them. A basic discussion of germs eating food off their teeth and making holes is good for young ones. There are lots of books and even you tube videos to help. ...Read more

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Any relationship between dental caries and stress?

Any relationship between dental caries and stress?

Possibly: Stress may affect the gingival tissues causing sore, swollen, red and bleeding gums. It's even seen often in students around exam time. If your oral hygiene is poor and you ignore the plaque buildup then you may be susceptible to caries. ...Read more

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Cavity (Definition)

Basically a cavity is a hole, or defect in the tooth structure. It is created by the demineralization and breakdown of tooth structure from the acid attack of ...Read more


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Caries (Definition)

A destructive process causing decalcification of the tooth enamel and leading to continued destruction of enamel and dentin, and ...Read more