Tooth decay is the damage to the tooth that occurs when bacteria cause production of acids in your mouth leading to formation of holes in your teeth. The affected tooth appears to be broken but it is typically damaged by the germs. Tooth decay can cause a hole in the affected tooth known as cavity. The most common cause of tooth decay is the presence of leftover food that ultimately invites germs and microorganisms.
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 of Tooth Decay depends upon the severity of the decay and the treatment can vary from root canal, tooth extractions to fillings and fluoride treatment.
DID YOU KNOW?
If not treated, tooth decay may lead to severe tooth pain, infections and even lead to tooth loss.