Dental Cavities/Decayed Teeth Treatment

Acid producing bacteria cause tooth decay (dental caries) by causing demineralization of the outermost layer of tooth known as Enamel. If left untreated, dental caries can spread across dentin and reach pulp, the innermost layer containing nerves and blood vessels. The first sign of decay is usually a chalky white spot. This may become brown before eventually turning into a cavity.

The main symptoms of decayed teeth are

Discoloured teeth
Foul-smelling breath
Hot/cold sensitivity

When to see a Dentist for decayed teeth

You should see your dentist as soon as possible to prevent caries progression and get it corrected. By doing so, not only it will improve the health of the tooth involved but also will improve the overall health and functionality of the whole mouth and improve your esthetics as well.

Treatment options for decayed teeth

Treatment options usually vary depending upon the extent and location of the tooth caries.