Symptoms of tooth decay pain
A cavity or hole develops in a tooth, but may not be noticed until it begins to be painful
Causes of tooth decay pain
The outer part of the tooth (the very hard enamel) erodes, and then the body of the tooth beneath it (the dentin) begins eroding also This is called tooth decay
It is thought that plaque buildup (a sticky mess on the surface of the tooth) provides a place for bacteria to grow and feed on sugars in the mouth. The acid they produce digs holes in the teeth. If not stopped, the erosion enters the lower, center part of the tooth, called the pulp, where the nerve is. Then the pain begins We call it a toothache. However, certain things help produce tooth decay.
If not stopped, the erosion enters the lower, center part of the tooth, called the pulp, where the nerve is. Then the pain begins We call it a toothache. However, certain things help produce tooth decay.
These include sugary foods, sticky foods, and acid foods. Cola drinks do an excellent job of melting teeth. Coca-Cola, and similar cola beverages contain phosphoric acid and lots of sugar. Frankly, the fluid is so terribly acid that it would be intolerable without lots of sugar to mask the acidity Acid, sugar, and phosphorous are very dangerous when combined.
The powerful acid melts part of the teeth, and the phosphorous chemically locks with the melted calcium and quickly carries it off. All that sugar does its part to ruin the teeth also. It helps the bacteria to jump in and start still more trouble. Drop a tooth into a glass of Coke; then time the number of hours before the tooth totally disappears.