Posted by OC Advanced Periodontics on Jan 1 2022, 07:39 AM
Cavities form when the enamel on the chewing surfaces of your teeth wears down to the point that it can no longer protect the tooth’s inner layers. Several factors such as oral bacteria, sugary foods and drinks, and improper oral care routines contribute to tooth decay that causes cavities or caries.
Cavities that are left untreated get bigger and harm the deeper layers of your teeth. They may result in excruciating pain, infections, and even tooth loss. Your best defenses against cavities and tooth decay are regular dental appointments and proper brushing and flossing.
Cavities have various symptoms, depending on their size and location. You will have no symptoms while a cavity is still in its early stages. As the decay progresses, it may manifest itself via the following signs and symptoms:
Tooth decay is a gradual process. The following outlines how tooth decay occurs:
You may be entirely oblivious that a cavity is forming in one of your teeth. That is why, even if your mouth feels OK, you should schedule regular dental exams and cleanings.
Contact OC Advanced Periodontics to schedule your dental appointment now by calling (714) 730-7877 or visiting us at 1076 E 1st St STE F, Tustin, CA 92780.
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