Dental caries, commonly known as “tooth decay” and “worm tooth”, is one of the frequently occurring oral diseases. It tends to occur at any age, especially in children. It is a kind of disease that leads to the destruction of tooth hard tissue. Caries occurs in the crown at the beginning. If it is not treated in time, it will form caries holes, which will not heal themselves, and eventually lead to tooth loss. At present, the World Health Organization has listed dental caries as the third disease in the world after cardiovascular disease and cancer. Experts say that it is precisely because caries are frequent and common that many people think it is just a bad hole in their teeth and does not affect their health. Especially for children’s dental caries before tooth change, parents feel it doesn’t matter, because new teeth will grow after tooth change. In fact, these understandings are wrong. Dental caries, if not treated in time, is very harmful to anyone.
Hazards of dental caries in adults:
1. Pain. Dental caries can cause severe pain when it damages the dental pulp.
2. Secondary infection. Dental caries belongs to bacterial infection. If not treated in time, it can lead to dental pulp disease, periapical disease and even jaw osteomyelitis. It can also be used as oral lesions, leading to systemic diseases, such as nephritis, heart disease and so on.
3. Affect digestion and absorption. After dental caries, the chewing function decreases, which will affect the digestion and absorption of food.
4. Damage oral mucosa. After dental caries, the damaged crown is easy to damage the local oral mucosa and cause oral ulcer.
5. Missing teeth. When the entire crown caries, can not be repaired, can only be removed. Dental caries is an important cause of tooth loss in adults.
Hazards of dental caries in children:
1. Dental caries in children is as harmful as adults.
2. Increase the risk of caries in permanent teeth. The retention of food residues and the accumulation of bacteria in caries will deteriorate the oral environment, which will greatly increase the risk of caries in permanent teeth.
3. Affect the eruption of permanent teeth. Caries following periapical periodontitis will affect the permanent tooth germ, lead to the development disorder of permanent tooth enamel and affect the normal eruption of permanent teeth.
4. Cause uneven dentition of permanent teeth. The loss of primary teeth due to caries will reduce the space between permanent teeth and prone to malocclusion.
5. Psychological impact. When multiple teeth have dental caries, it will affect the correct pronunciation and maxillofacial beauty, and cause a certain psychological burden to children.
Post time: Sep-30-2021