Dental Caries Overview
What are dental caries?
Teeth are coated with a hard substance, called enamel. Dental caries, or cavities, are holes that form in teeth when the enamel is damaged. Left untreated, dental caries can result in loss of teeth. Almost everyone is affected by dental caries.
What are the symptoms of dental caries?
Symptoms of dental caries may include pits or cavities in the surface of the teeth and dental pain that is often triggered by chewing or exposure to cold. Other symptoms include red or swollen gums and pus where the tooth meets the gum.
How does the doctor treat dental caries?
Treatment for dental caries may include antiseptic mouthwash, dental fillings, and antibiotics.
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