Tooth decay is a condition where germs and other sort of bacteria tend to attack the tooth and eat up its enamel causing decay. The common symptoms of tooth decay include excessive pain in the tooth followed with inflammation. Some individuals would also have trouble teeth sensitivity, especially having very hot and cold foods. Chipping teeth, weaker mouth movements, etc. are also signs of tooth decay.
HOW IS TOOTH DECAY DIAGNOSED?
The dentist can diagnose cavities by examining the tooth surface and by taking an x-ray to see if the cavity has gone from the enamel into the dentin or pulp of the tooth.
HOW IS TOOTH DECAY TREATED?
The best treatment for tooth decay depends on how severe it is. If tooth decay is caught early, before a cavity forms, you may be able to stop it by brushing with fluoride toothpaste or getting fluoride treatments.
DID YOU KNOW?
Tooth Decay is among the world’s most common health problems.