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?
To diagnose the condition, your dentistry specialist will conduct thorough physical examination along with teeth x-ray to check your tooth and evaluate the extent of damage.
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?
The best way to avoid tooth decay is to keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible. One should visit your dentist regularly,cut down on sugary and starchy food and drinks,look after your teeth and gums and avoid smoking or drinking alcohol excessively