This is a common dental problem that refers to growth of bacteria due to tooth decay which lets loose a dose of mouth acids. Cavities can be formed due to leftover food in the mouth, gum disease, poor oral hygiene and a diet that contains too much of sweet or sugar. The symptoms usually consist of pain and bleeding.
HOW IS CAVITIES DIAGNOSED?
Cavities are diagnosed during a regular dentistry check-up. An x-ray may be prescribed to identify the extent of tooth damage and plan the treatment accordingly.
HOW IS CAVITIES TREATED?
Treatment depends on how bad the cavity is. Most often, the dentist removes the decayed portion of the tooth with a drill and fills it. Crowns are used when a tooth is so badly decayed that not much of it remains. a root canal may be required if the root or pulp of your tooth is dead.
DID YOU KNOW?
It is very rare to develop an allergy due to the filling.