Cavities are one of the most common dental problems among children, teens, and adults. These are permanent decayed parts on your teeth’s hard surfaces that progress into tiny holes or openings. They are also called dental caries or tooth decay and these are caused by bacteria and poor dental hygiene. Other contributing factors are your frequent snacking or drinking sugary drinks like soda.
There are three kinds of cavities based on which areas in your tooth they develop:
- Cavities in the tooth’s smooth surface
- Cavities that grow in the surface above the roots
- Caries that develop on the tooth’s pit and fissures or the chewing surface
Our dental team wants to take care of your teeth before cavities get larger and cause more problems. If left untreated, it can lead to severe toothache, an abscessed tooth, root canal infection and ultimately, tooth loss. It is our goal to eliminate cavities before it’s too late. We encourage you to regularly visit our office for a dental checkup and cleaning. This way, we’re able to restore the health of your teeth.
You may not be able to experience any type of symptoms if cavity is at an early stage. However, as the decay grows larger, you may experience or notice cavity symptoms, such as:
- Tooth sensitivity
- Visible holes in your teeth
- Brown or black stains on your tooth’s surface
- Pain when chewing
If you or any of your family members experience any type of cavity symptoms, call us as soon as possible to schedule a dental checkup. Rest assured we will take care of your teeth so you can preserve your smile for life. Contact Midtown Dental Centre today at (647) 930-0068!
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