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What is mesial tooth surface?

Posted on 11/21/2022 by Dr. Chad Rebhun
What is mesial tooth surface?There is a cavity on the mesial of the tooth." you might have heard your dentist talk about this and it appeared a foreign language to you. Being in a dental exam can be more perplexing if you are unfamiliar with the technical terms. You can increase your awareness of oral health by learning some dental terminologies which will enable you to follow your dentist's advice.

The forward-facing portion of the tooth, known as the mesial, is a wonderful location to begin learning about tooth anatomy. The mesial tooth surface is the tooth's forward side closest to the face midline.

It is situated between the tooth's chewing surface and the biting edge of the tooth's anterior surface. Typically, the mesial of the tooth will make contact with the distal of the tooth next to it. It's buried in the thin region between your teeth where you floss on your back teeth.

Mesial tooth decay

Mesial tooth decay happens when a cavity develops in the mesial region of your tooth. Since the mesial surface of one tooth frequently meets the distal surface of the adjacent tooth, cleaning these areas can be more challenging and hence requires proper cleaning If deterioration is unaddressed, it might eventually lead to bone loss.

Mesial bone loss

In directional terms, bone loss can be due to periodontal disease. When a dental hygienist detects mesial bone loss, it indicates that there is bone loss at the tooth's front. Gum disease can sometimes affect only a portion of a tooth and this can be the mesial surface.

How to handle mesial bone loss

Because the mesial surface is present in between your teeth, flossing is the most critical strategy to avoid mesial tooth, bone, and gum problems. Flossing aids in the removal of plaque from the gum line, which aids in the prevention of gingivitis and other oral illnesses. Contact us today to schedule a dental appointment.

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