Dental caries is a hole in teeth caused by tooth decay. Dental Caries are also referred to as cavities. When caries advances deep into the tooth, it may produce increased sensitivity to foods that are cold, hot or sweet. But not all dental caries cause a toothache. If they are small or progressing slowly, they may only be detected by a dentist before they cause pain. If caries gets large enough, part of the affected tooth may break off and leave a hole
HOW IS DENTAL CARIES DIAGNOSED?
Your dentist will identify the condition during a regular dental check up. X-rays will then be conducted to identify the extent of damage and to plan the course of treatment.
HOW IS DENTAL CARIES TREATED?
The Treatment aims to prevent tooth damage from leading to cavities. The various treatment options may involve:
• Root canals
DID YOU KNOW?
Dental caries can lead to other complications which include:
• Discomfort or pain
• Fractured tooth
• Inability to bite down on tooth
• Tooth abscess
• Tooth sensitivity