Dental caries

What is Dental caries?

Dental caries is cavity formed in teeth by bacterial action leading of decay to tooth structure caused by bacterias.It is a progressively destructive disease of the teeth that starts at the external surface (usually the enamel) with the apparent dissolution of the inorganic components by organic acids that are produced in immediate proximity to the tooth by the enzymatic action of masses of microorganisms.

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Respected doctor, my son has dental caries of front four upper tooth, doctor told that he requires pulp therapy, my queries are how long will it...

doctor1 MD

Thanks for your query. I have gone through your query.
The front teeth can be restored with RCT under local anesthesia if your child is...

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hello .I have had bad tooth decay for years and since the past 8 months I noticed every morning I would wake up and my facial area around my...

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hello and welcome to HCM forum,
I would like to inform you that swelling over face and nose after waking up is most probably from a sinus...

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what are the bacteria which cause tooth decay .I am doing project on tooth decaying baceria so tell me causes of tooth decay

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hi pranita,
Dental caries, also known as tooth decay or a cavity, is an infection, usually bacterial in origin, that causes demineralization of the...

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