Pit Caries

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A large part of tooth broke off while eating soft food. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I was eating something reasonably soft and all of a sudden quite a large part of my tooth broke off. I am 18 years old and have never had a dental issue before and I was wondering what the likely cause of this was and if there is any way to prevent it from happening again.  Read Full »


Dr. Tinu Thampy

Maxillofacial Prosthodontist, Dentist, Oral Implantologist, Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A certain type of decay starts in small pits on the tooth surface (pit caries). Progression pattern of that caries is like a triangle with the base facing inside and tip at the surface. So it will not be visible in its early stages but inside decay will be bigger in size....  Read Full »

My teeth still pain after a fluoride varnish. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I had gone to a dentist. He applied fluoride varnish paste on my teeth saying that the cavities are very small. But my teeth are still paining. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Subha

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dental varnish contains fluoride which is anticarious and hence prevents the progression of tooth decay. Pit caries are very minute and very minimal cavities that are superficially present on the teeth. Pit caries does not require fillings because to do the filling,...  Read Full »

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