Dental caries

  • Tooth decay caused by acid produced by bacteria found in plaque
  • Symptoms may include sensitivity to heat or cold, pain or tenderness of the teeth
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Affects males and females
  • Can occur at any age but more common in the elderly
  • Generally mild in nature

  • Brush teeth in the morning, after meals and before bed
  • Regular dental check-ups

 

FOR PAIN

  • Apply hot or cold packs to the area
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Distraction
  • Over-the-counter medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):
    • Acetaminophen
    • Ibuprofen

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