Tooth cavities or dental cavities are normally caused due to acid build up in the mouth. This happens when the bacteria in your mouth reacts with certain types of food, starchy and sugary treats, and converts the food leftovers into acids. Bacteria, acid, food debris and saliva all combine together to form plaque that sticks onto your teeth. When this plaque is not removed from the teeth, it turns into tartar and causes decay. Tooth pain and visible pits or holes in teeth are symptoms of tooth cavities.
HOW IS DENTAL CAVITIES DIAGNOSED?
To arrive at a diagnosis, the dentist will usually conduct a physical examination of the mouth where all the corners of the gums and jaws will be checked. Also, a dental X ray can reveal how far the decay has spread and to look for soft spots.
HOW IS DENTAL CAVITIES TREATED?
The Treatment aims to prevent tooth damage from leading to cavities. The various treatment options may involve:
• Root canals
DID YOU KNOW?
Tooth decay is the second most common disorder, after common cold, affecting children and young adults. It is also a common cause of tooth loss in young people.