When Cavities Take Over You Have Rampant Tooth Decay!
Rapid Destruction of the Tooth Structure
Rampant tooth decay is still prevalent in our population. Once established, it is
difficult to reverse the disease and the result is rapid destruction of tooth
structure. When the teeth of the patient are restored with crowns, the detirioration
continues. It may in fact progress faster.
Not Just One Cause
Rampant tooth decay has multiple causes. Poor oral hygiene, “meth mouth”, Multiple
medications and radiation to the oral cavity are examples.
Restoring a patient with this complex problem can be misleading, with the
clinician noticing multiple areas of decay around recent restorations.
This is the time for you to extract yourself from a downward spiral that can
end badly. Explain to possible complication and refer the patient.
A New Dental Procedure to Stop Rampant Decay
New protocols like the CariScreen device (www.carifree.com) help me with
diagnosis and follow-up. But the actual treatment is still complex and individual.
It would be my pleasure to help you with your patient.