What is dental diseases and treatment?

Conservative treatment is a form of treatment that restores the function and aesthetics that the patient has lost by repairing material losses caused by decay or other reasons in the hard tissues of the tooth.

What Is Tooth Decay?

When the teeth are not brushed enough, a layer of bacteria forms on the surface of the tooth. These bacteria digest food residues in the mouth (bread, crackers, chips, chocolate, etc.) and provide acid formation. These acids dissolve the hard tissues of the tooth (enamel and dentin) to form a caries. Over time, tooth decay progresses, causing cavities, and these cavities never heal on their own. If they are not treated, they grow and cause serious material loss in the tooth.
Acids constantly attack the surface of the tooth. Elements such as saliva, fluoride strengthen teeth and delay the formation of caries. Saliva attempts to strengthen the teeth against decay by depositing the minerals it contains on the tooth surface. In addition, fluoride found in drinking water and toothpaste also strengthens teeth against decay.

Should Amalgam (silver) fillings be replaced with composite (white) fillings?

The Amalgam can be replaced with composite (white) fillings if new bruises are detected under or on the edge of the fillings.
Composite fillings, which were not applied in the past on the grounds that they were not intact in the posterior group of teeth, have been developed today and made as robust as amalgam fillings. Composite fillings are now used frequently and safely in the front and back regions according to the need.

What Should I do to prevent tooth decay?

Brush the entire surface of your teeth regularly in a circular motion, avoiding back‐ and‐forth or up-and-down movements in a single area.

Choose a medium hard toothbrush.

Use a toothpaste that contains fluoride and has few corrosive substances.

Do not brush your teeth immediately after consuming acidic foods and drinks. Just rinse your mouth with water. Brush your teeth after 1-2 hours.

Reduce snacks between meals.

Drink plenty of water if you are using drugs that reduce the amount of saliva.

Check with your dentist twice a year.

But it is important to remember that gum disease does not only occur from lack of oral care. Gum disease can also be caused by misalignment of teeth, the presence of rotten teeth in the mouth, the presence of false or poorly made veneers, and by faulty chewing forces. You may also become more prone to gum disease during pregnancy or along with some systemic diseases such as diabetes.

What are the causes of tooth wear?

Brushing teeth too hard,

Excessive consumption of acidic foods and beverages,

Hard toothbrushes,

Use of false toothbrushes and paste (which has more than abrasive property),

Tooth wringing and gnashing.

In most cases, the treatment of gum disease is simple. The first treatment usually consists of professional cleaning done by the dentist using special tools and devices to remove the plaque and stones around the tooth tissues. The first step of treatment is to decontaminate the teeth with the help of a brush, floss and an interface brush.

The surgical procedures performed under local anesthesia are called peridontal operations in order to treat enlarged, pulled gums, cavities that have occurred due to the melting of the alveolar bone, and bone melts. In these operations, auxiliary biomaterials such as membrane, bone graft are used to target the re-formation of lost tissues. Operations need to be checked at intervals of 3-6 months after.

How to treat tooth decay and tooth wear?

Brushing teeth too hard,

Excessive consumption of acidic foods and beverages,

Hard toothbrushes,

If there is too much material loss due to tooth decay, have your teeth treated with composite or porcelain restorations.

To prevent tooth wear caused by clenching and creaking, have your dentist make a night plaque.

Tooth wringing and gnashing.

In most cases, the treatment of gum disease is simple. The first treatment usually consists of professional cleaning done by the dentist using special tools and devices to remove the plaque and stones around the tooth tissues. The first step of treatment is to decontaminate the teeth with the help of a brush, floss and an interface brush.

The surgical procedures performed under local anesthesia are called peridontal operations in order to treat enlarged, pulled gums, cavities that have occurred due to the melting of the alveolar bone, and bone melts. In these operations, auxiliary biomaterials such as membrane, bone graft are used to target the re-formation of lost tissues. Operations need to be checked at intervals of 3-6 months after.