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Cavities are typically the end result of tooth decay that is caused by plaque build-up. Cavities are quite evident; you can feel the pits or holes in your teeth. Another clear indication is a toothache followed by eating or drinking something too hot or cold.
HOW IS CAVITIES DIAGNOSED?
A dentist can detect a cavity by using a sharp instrument to feel tooth structure that has been softened by tooth decay. If a cavity forms in between the teeth, it may only be visible on an X Ray. Other diagnostic tools that are used to detect cavities include ultrasound, fluorescence, or fiberoptic transillumination.
HOW IS CAVITIES TREATED?
There are three things to consider in the treatment of dental cavities: Prevention, remineralization and restoration. Prevention is basically avoiding further decay and also using a filling to cover the hole . Remineralization is reversing the shallow cavities by treating with a substance that contains fluoride or calcium. When a cavity is too large for remineralization, restoration of the tooth is done through root canal treatment and then capping it using an artificial crown.
DID YOU KNOW?
The best way to avoid cavities is to follow a healthy dental hygiene and regular clean ups by the dentist along with check ups for any problems.