Cavity between teeth

Cavity between teeth

Cavity between teeth are known as interproximal cavities. These cavities form when enamel wears away and bacteria adhere to the tooth.


How can I tell that my teeth have a cavity between them?

Cavities penetrate the enamel to reach the second layer of tissue known as dentin. The result may be sensitivity to sweets or cold, as well as discomfort when chewing.

Cavities are detected with the use of bitewing X-rays by dental hygienists and dentists.


I have an interproximal tooth. What should I do?

A dentist may suggest any one or all of the following procedures, depending on the nature and severity of the problem:

Depending on the stage at which the cavity is found, the enamel may recalcify if it extends only half way into the cavity.

Fillings, or fillings, are used to restore a tooth’s normal function and shape after a cavity extends beyond the enamel. Fillings are made of materials that restore the function and shape of a tooth.

Root canal treatment. A root canal is recommended if the decay inside the tooth is left untreated for an extended amount of time. The tooth’s pulp must be removed after cleaning, disinfecting, and shaping. Finally, a filling can be used to seal the space.

Crown. A crown protects a tooth by covering it with a natural-looking covering. It can be made out of porcelain, composite resin, metal alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these. Crowns are often used to support a tooth after a root canal. They can also be used to cover a large filling that has deteriorated over time.

Extraction. If all other options have been exhausted and infection may result, extraction is often the only option. A bridge or partial denture can replace the missing tooth. A dental implant may also be necessary to fill the space.


How can I prevent a tooth from getting crooked?

Interproximal cavity prevention can be difficult because the toothbrush is not effective at cleaning plaque and bacteria between your teeth. You can keep your teeth healthy and clean by using dental floss daily between your teeth.

A dentist may recommend that you limit your intake of sugary drinks and foods and avoid snacking during meals so that you’re less likely to develop cavities. Your dentist may also suggest that you stop smoking or drinking alcohol.


An interproximal cavity can be diagnosed as follows:

Bitewings X-rays are used to diagnose interproximal cavities. This procedure enables the dentist to accurately determine the extent and size of the cavity. The radiographs often show a deeper cavity depth than the radiograph suggests. Children can use a dental solution to visualize cavities rather than taking X-rays to detect cavities early in the process of diagnosis. Bitewings can provide visual and clinical assessments and help diagnose cavities quickly.


What Can be done to avoid  inter proximal cavities?

To remove food debris, plaque, and bacteria between your teeth and prevent cavities, flossing is important. Your toothbrush is very effective at removing plaque, but it can’t reach all areas of your mouth. The best way to prevent interproximal decay is by flossing daily and using a mouth rinse.

Cavities are unpleasant, but can be prevented with proper oral hygiene and regular visits to your dentist. Staying on top of your oral hygiene and having regular cleanings will ensure that your teeth stay healthy for many years to come.


How to Prevent Cavities?

There are several ways to lower your risk of getting cavities, even if they are common.

It is important to maintain good oral hygiene habits. You should floss twice daily, use fluoridated toothpaste to strengthen and remineralize your teeth, and brush twice a day.

Reduce sugar intake. You can reduce tooth decay risk by reducing your intake of sweet, acidic, and sugary snacks. Instead, choose tooth-friendly foods, such as carrots and apples.

It is important not to use tobacco products. Tobacco and smoking can damage your oral health. They can cause decay and discoloration. These products should be avoided if you wish to maintain a healthy mouth and body.

You should visit your dentist every six months. Regular oral examinations and professional cleanings are important for maintaining your oral health. Your dentist can detect any plaque early and remove it.


What makes cavities between the molars so difficult to prevent?

It is impossible to thoroughly clean between your molars, even if you brush twice daily. There is no way to effectively remove the plaques and bacteria that may accumulate between two molars.

Cavities can form between molars if you neglect to floss regularly. Even if you brush your teeth twice a day, plaque can build up between the molars.

Regular flossing can prevent hidden cavities between molars by removing plaque and bacteria in cracks and crevices between them. Plaque and bacteria can rapidly accumulate in cracks and crevices between molars. This results in cavities.


How Does A Dentist Treat Cavities Between Molars?

Cavities between the molars are hard enough to detect, let alone treat them. Let’s take a look at what your dentist does to treat a cavity between molars below.

It is possible to have an interproximal cavity between two teeth, whether it is between two molars or other teeth. If you’ve ever had a cavity in your mouth, you’ve probably had an interproximal cavity.

Just like other cavities, interproximal cavities form when enamel is worn away on one or more teeth. Bacteria will stick to the teeth in this case and cause cavities.


How should you treat a cavity between your molars?

It is most often discovered through bitewing x-rays performed by a qualified dentist in the early stages of the decay. Interproximal cavities can usually be recalcified with fluoride gel  only if the decay has reached halfway into the enamel of the tooth.

When a cavity between two molars goes undetected for too long, it can become very serious. Your dentist may recommend filling the affected tooth to prevent it from becoming worse.

The treatment of severe cavities between two molars can be different depending on the severity.


How does a dentist treat a cavity between molars?

Detecting the inter proximal  cavity at an early stage may allow your dentist to fill it like any other cavity. An infected molar can be prevented from spreading further by a dental filling.

To remove the decayed part of the tooth, your dentist will first numb the area and use a dental instrument. For preparing a cavity for filling, the decayed part of the tooth must be removed completely.

To make the teeth more natural looking, we will use a tooth-coloured filling. To treat a tooth that is severely decayed, your dentist will use a dental crown or a root canal.