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Kountouriotou 149-151, Peiraias Centre Dimotiko Theatro

2104120029

stamataki@vsmile.gr

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tooth decay

TOOTH DECAY

prevention and early diagnosis can stop it's progress!

What is tooth decay:

tooth decayDecay is a tooth disease, that is caused by the reaction of acids that create microbes, that are always present in the mouth, to increase in number.
The number of microbes increases, when they eat food remements (microbial plaque), that have been left on the tooth surfaces.
The reaction of the acid on the teeth cause a loss of calicum salts and phosphorus from the tooth's surface, that if it isn't caught in time causes a breakdown in the dental substance and the symptoms of caries.

What are the symptoms of tooth decay?

  • white (first stage) and brown (second stage) spots: these show in the initial stages of damage, whilst the spots are still white the damage can be reversed with fluorosis and sealant to cover cracks and holes
  • cavity (holes): this occurs when the damage has gone deeper into the tooth and it seen by the patient when it is in an obvious place.
  • hypersensitivity: occurs when the tooth has sustained extensive damage, the patient feels pain on contact with hot susbtance, warm, cold, sweet and sour stimulation
  • toothache: shows as pain during chewing, or constant pain and as this point the nerve of the tooth has been affected

tooth decay progress

Tooth decay usually progresses at a very slow rate, and as such the patient usually only realises the symptoms when the decay has progressed extensively. A dentist is able to detect the progression of tooth decay in it's early stages and stop it's progress.

How is tooth decay resolved?

Depending on the tooth and the extent of the decay the following recosntruction options are possible:

use of the icon method / using white fillings of synthetic resin / with porcelain veneers / a ceramic cap / or a zirconium cap. In serious cases endondontic treatment may be necessary before the reconstruction.

τερηδονα πειραια

At the VSmile clinic we believe that the best treatment is prevention.

Ways to prevent tooth decay:

Tooth decay is a contagious disease, there is no way to immunise against. Prevention of tooth decay is done in the following ways:

High risk patients for tooth decay:

In the list of patients that are at high risk of tooth decay are:

  • smoker
  • atheletes
  • oncology patients that are ungoing radiation therapy around the head and throat area
  • special needs patients
  • older patients
  • patients taking medication that cause dry mouth e.g. sedatives 
  • patients with bulimnia or anorexia that vomit frequently  
  • patients that consume fizzy drinks and energy drinks
  • patients with unsatisfactory oral hygiene
  • users of narcotics
At the VSmile dentist:

The dentist and orthodontist organise a specialised fluorosis program, that includes regular fluorosis at the clicni 3-4 times a year, and the use of fluoride products at home by the patient themselves.

remember! ....   teeth go bad when we don't take care of them!

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Stamataki Vassiliki, DDS / Dental Surgeon Piraeus Dentistry Association
Kountouriotou 149-151, Peiraias Centre Dimotiko Theatro / 2104120029 / stamataki@vsmile.gr

Cosmetic, Reconstructive & Athletic Dental Surgeon - Smile Design / Implants
Pain Management / Preventative Care for adults, children, the disabled, the pregnant, athletes 
Remote Dentistry / Dental Services for all areas of Piraeus, Attica, villages, islands, overseas

Stamataki Vassiliki, DDS / dental clinic / vsmile / Greece

 

VASSILIKI STAMATAKI, DDS

Dental Surgeon Cosmetic, Corrective and Athletic Dentistry

KOUNTOURIOTOU 149-151

PIRAEUS

TEL: 210 4120029

email: stamataki@vsmile.gr

 

Professional License Number :
Υ.14402 (11 / 06 /1999)

OSP Registration Number : 1981

 

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