What is it?

Dental caries or dental cavities or tooth decay is a condition that involves permanent damage to the tooth. This is a result of breakdown of the enamel of the tooth due to acids made by bacteria.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms of dental caries are:

  • Toothache.
  • Tooth sensitivity.
  • Visible holes on the tooth.
  • Visible discoloration of the tooth which can be brown, black or yellow.
  • Pain when biting.

What to expect?

If you are diagnosed with dental caries, you can consider discussing the following subjects with your dentist:

  • Some patients with dental caries may undergo some dental procedures. Is the same case with you? If so, what management options does your dentist recommend?
  • Once treatment is successful, what ways should you do to lessen the build up of dental caries and prevent gum disease?

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