Assessing Risk Of Tooth Decay | Shinagawa Dental Blog

Assessing Risk Of Tooth Decay

It’s better to prevent cavities than to eventually treat them. Cavities can actually be stopped before they start.

Tooth decay is one of the most pervasive diseases of our time but modern dentistry has made major strides in the battle against cavities. After years of scientific and clinical studies, dentists are now active towards an approach to dental caries (tooth decay) management that is tailored to your personal risk.

By properly profiling the degree of risk and implementing individualized preventive strategies, today’s dental experts are leaning towards a more proactive approach that works.

Disease Indicators

Disease Indicators work by showing you what could happen based on what has happened. Identifying them includes the use of modern dentistry’s most sophisticated tools for early diagnosis of decay. They include:

  • X-ray pictures show early decay that is visible by using today’s highly sensitive yet low dosage x-rays.
  • White spot lesions are the first sign of decay in the contacting areas of adjacent teeth that are often reversible with fluorides.
  • Visible cavities (decay) that is visible in teeth ranging from very early (microscopic) detection using, for example, laser technology, to cavities that are visible to the naked eye.
  • Cavities within the last 3 years — any previous cavities add to your risk.

Through the strength of advanced dental technology, dentists now have more power in assessing risks for tooth decay to prevent it in the first place.

Dentists at Shinagawa Orthodontics can help you prevent and treat tooth decay for better oral health. Call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 7-368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517 to schedule a FREE dental consultation.

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