Dental caries is a hole in teeth caused by tooth decay. Dental Caries are also referred to as cavities. When caries advances deep into the tooth, it may produce increased sensitivity to foods that are cold, hot or sweet. But not all dental caries cause a toothache. If they are small or progressing slowly, they may only be detected by a dentist before they cause pain. If caries gets large enough, part of the affected tooth may break off and leave a hole
HOW IS DENTAL CARIES DIAGNOSED?
Dentists conduct a thorough examination of your teeth for detecting cavities. He or she will use a mirror and a probe to determine the location and sensitivity of teeth. In case of a severe dental caries, a tooth X-ray may be ordered in order to determine the extent of decay
HOW IS DENTAL CARIES TREATED?
The treatment for this problem is dental drilling which seeks to extract the decay and install a filling in its place. Severe conditions may need the installation of a tooth crown.
DID YOU KNOW?
This condition mainly occurs when the daily remineralisation process of the teeth sees an imbalance.