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What to Know About Cavities

A cavity is a hole that forms in your tooth when tooth decay dissolves the outer and inner layers of your teeth. Cavities are a common condition but sadly most patients still don’t know how to properly handle them. Below is everything you need to know about cavities.

Key takeaways:

Some of the key signs and symptoms of tooth decay and cavities include toothache and sensitivity. You can also develop slight discolouration on the surface of your tooth.

Cavities are mainly caused by poor oral hygiene and plaque formation. A dry mouth and some medical treatments can also play a role in promoting increased bacterial growth.

Cavities are usually treated by dental fillings but complex cases may require a root canal or an extraction.

Get in touch with your dentist to check for tooth decay and learn more about how you can help prevent cavities.

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