What is Dental Decay ?

Have you ever seen a black hole or a black portion on any of your teeth ?

Well most likely that’s a decay.

A Decay is a damage to the tooth caused by the bacteria. It is commonly referred to as Cavity. In scientific terms it is called as Dental Caries.

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If not treated the decay may cause – pain, swelling, foul odor or even a tooth fracture.

A Decay is treated by a dentist by removal of all the damaged black tooth material using a drilling machine and then filling the cavity formed with a Filling material – Silver, Composite or a Cement. 

 

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