In this video, Dr. Mahesh Verma, Padma Shri Awardee, President of Indian Academy of Restorative Dentistry (IARD) and Vice President of Dental Council of India, will discuss about dental caries. Dental caries are also known as tooth decay which is the commonest disease affecting all age groups. He will also explain how dental caries are formed. There are millions of bacteria in the mouth which interacts with the food producing weak acids which attack surface of the teeth causing decay. He further will discuss how a simple caries can become a big cavitation lodging food in them. The patient has symptoms like severe pain, sensitivity, swelling and then infection which can reach the soft tissues also. The sugary, sticky food can get lodged in the teeth if proper oral hygiene is not maintained. He will also further explain the other causes of dental caries.
Prof. (Dr.) Mahesh Verma, Director - Principal of Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi Awardee of Padma Shri for his immense contribution in the field of dental sciences. First Doctor to bring about dental awareness through his team in the form of Dental Health Mela organised every year in the city of Delhi. Instrumental in setting up the best dental Institute of the country, currently known as a "Centre of Excellence" treating thousands of underprivileged and common citizens every day in a "State of the Art" modern facilities. A recipient of Dr. B. C. Roy highest National Medical Award by President of India in the year 2008 and other awards including Fellowships from many national and international organizations and academic bodies. Currently involved along with IIT Delhi to develop indigenous dental Implant under CSIR, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.