A cavity is an infection in your tooth where bacteria gets inside and starts rotting and eating it away. Cavities can actually spread toxins into your body that can cause systemic issues if you do not treat the decay and infection. At Cunning Dental your health is really important to us so helping you take care of and treat your cavities is a priority.
Cavities are caused by tooth decay which is a process that occurs over time. Here are the steps that give you cavities:
Tooth decay occurs at any age but it’s frequent in younger people. Bacteria in the mouth with acids, food debris and saliva form plaque. If plaque is not removed then it can contribute to teeth decay. The acids in the plaque weaken and dissolve the enamel of the tooth creating holes in the teeth or cavities. Cavities do not cause much pain until they get close to the nerve or in the middle of the tooth. Tooth decay will destroy your tooth’s enamel so Cunning Dental recommends you schedule an exam to treat any decay right away. If you treat tooth decay you can avoid a lot of pain and additional dental treatments and costs like root canals or teeth extractions.