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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u?
User :   hi
User :   i have some pain in my teeth
Doctor :   since when
Doctor :   do u have any caries?
User :   from the last 2 month
Doctor :   k
User :   in upper side of my teeth
Doctor :   it might be due to caries tooth
User :   surrounding three walls is distroyed
User :   only one side is remaing
Doctor :   Dental caries is a very common problem.
User :   so wht can i do for this
Doctor :   Bacteria normally reside in the mouth.
User :   to avoid problem
Doctor :   The bacteria feed on food sugars and starches and produce an acid. This acid eats into the tooth enamel damaging the tooth.
Doctor :   A dentist may identify the areas of decay quite early
Doctor :   Sometimes dental X-rays may be advised.
User :   okz
User :   which toothpaste that you will prefare for me
Doctor :   Small cavities are treated by simple fillings.
User :   ok
Doctor :   If a part of the tooth has decayed material, it is removed and the resultant hole in the tooth is filled. Fillings are usually made of silver-mercury or resin.
User :   one more thing my gums went upwards.........
Doctor :   If the decay has reached the central portion of the tooth that contains the nerves and blood vessels (pulp), a root canal treatment is advised
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   Good dental care can be achieved by: Doctor :   Brushing is the single most effective way of preserving teeth.

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