Popularly known as the cavities caused from tooth decay, dental caries is basically damage to the teeth that is caused due to the bacterial accumulation on the teeth enamel. Tooth decay typically happens when you have food deposits on your teeth, particularly carbohydrates like bread, milk and milk products, cereals and candies. The bacteria along with your saliva and food debris combine to form plaque which tends to cling on to your teeth causing the decay and further damage. Toothache after drinking or eating something too hot or cold can be a symptom of a cavity.
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?
In severe cases, a root canal treatment may be required if the pulp of your tooth is dead.