Scientifically rotten teeth can be termed as tooth decay. The reason of tooth decay is mainly one’s food habit. In children they have this tooth decaying problems mainly due to over eating of chocolates, sweets etc and improper brushing habits. Well, if we speak about adults then there are innumerable reasons, such as regular eating of tobacco and its products, smoking, too much of tea or coffee etc. apart from this consumption of too much of sugary commodities is the prime cause. Even though one has such food habits but if he takes proper care of his teeth such as regular brushing, doing mouth gargling will also help you to get rid of this problem.
The science behind tooth decay or rotten teeth is when we chew food using our teeth, some amount of food particles are left behind within the gaps present between two teeth. Even after we wash our mouth after eating, these food particles still remain within these cavities. And we all know that our mouth is a house of many microorganisms, which uses these left over food materials as there source of nutrition. Here the question comes why there are so many microorganisms in mouth? Well the answer to this is as such, our mouth is that physical portion of our body which enables us to talk. The teeth tongue and lips collectively helps in speech, hence it is one of the organs of our body which functions twenty-four hours. So from here we can conclude how these microorganisms enter from surroundings into the mouth. Out of this micro biota majority are harmful to our teeth. They create holes in teeth, thus causing food particles trapped within them and also weakens our enamel, thus causing breaking of teeth in severe conditions.
And the other part of the story is people consuming a lot of tobacco, nicotine or caffeine beverages or smoking can also have increased risk of rotten teeth. The reason behind is tobacco pose a carcinogenic risk to all tooth surfaces and is also a potential threat to tooth roots and moreover chewing tobacco has higher amount of sugar which leads to bacterial decay of teeth.
One can known that he has rotten teeth if
- He feels pain in the root area of the teeth
- Bad breathe
- Extensive pain while chewing.
- Blackening of teeth.
- Discoloration of the teeth
- Breaking of teeth.
If one sees any of these symptoms then he should immediately consult a dentist. The dentist analyses the level of severity and gives treatment. Usually removal of the rotten tooth or teeth is done to prevent the other teeth from getting damaged. If teeth has hole then dentist usually recommend for filling. But if one is in initial stage then the dentist usually starts extensive fluoride treatment. In some rare cases the tooth decay is extensive thus affecting the root; in this case operation is done. By operation the dentist removes tooth nerve along with the tooth pulp.