Ins and outs of your tooth
This is the thin outer layer of the tooth. It acts as a shell that protects your teeth from daily use such as chewing, biting and grinding. Although enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, it can chip and crack.
Unlike a broken bone that can be repaired, once a tooth chips or breaks, the damage is done forever. Because there are no living cells in enamel and so the body cannot repair enamel.
The sensitive layer of teeth that is usually protected by the enamel or cementum. This is often the cause of sensitivity when it is exposed and should be protected by a restoration or a crown as this layer is very prone to acid wear, physical wear and active decay.
In the pulp chamber, lies the nerve and blood vessel that keeps the tooth alive.
Also known as your gums. They complete the picture with your teeth to give you a really nice healthy smile when they fill the gaps between your teeth. It is very important to keep your gums healthy, if you leave bacteria around them for too long, they can look very swollen and puffy or even recede and move away from your teeth.
This is the canal where your nerves and blood vessels run through to your pulp chamber.
A thin layer that covers the dentine below the gums, and its purpose is to secure the tooth to the bone through the periodontal ligament.
Just like any connection between two bones this is the joint that connects the tooth to the jaw bone. It servers a huge purpose in making sure the tooth is secure inside the bone. However, without good oral hygiene, these ligaments can easily be damaged by bacteria in the oral environment.
The bone around the tooth. Your jaw bone is very important. Like teeth, if bacteria has caused damage and the bone starts to resorb away, it is not something you will grow back. The more bone you have, the more stable your tooth is.
Nerves and blood vessels
The nerve supplies your tooth’s colour, sensation to hot and cold and sensitivity when you have bit down too hard. Without it, you are likely to crack your tooth due to function and have a very dark tooth.
What happens if you leave this untreated?
Gum disease “the silent killer”
What can we do?
Periodontal Disease or Severe Gum and Bone Disease
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