Tooth Decay is a permanently damaged area in the hard surface of the teeth that develops into tiny openings or holes. Tooth Decay, also known as cavities, is caused by a combination of factors including bacteria in the mouth, frequent snacking, sipping sweet drinks and not cleaning the teeth properly. Some of the common signs of Tooth Decay include tooth sensitivity, visible holes in the teeth, pain while biting, toothache and many more.
HOW IS TOOTH DECAY DIAGNOSED?
A Dentist diagnoses Tooth Decay by performing a complete dental examination and X-rays to examine the extent of the cavity.
HOW IS TOOTH DECAY TREATED?
The treatment for tooth decay includes surgical and invasive procedures like root canal to control damage and filling up cavities. Change in diet, elimination of junk and artificial sweeteners, etc. are suggested to. Improvement in oral hygiene is a must here.
DID YOU KNOW?
If not treated, tooth decay may lead to severe tooth pain, infections and even lead to tooth loss.