welcome to disease section for dental caries 

Illustration of tooth loss
Illustration of tooth loss

Tooth loss is a process in which one or more teeth come loose and fall out. In adults, losing teeth is undesirable and is the result of an injury or disease, such as dental avulsion, tooth decay, and gum disease.

Teeth with caries
Teeth with caries

Dental caries is one of the reasosn for tooth loss in adults.

Human tooth decay anatomy diagram
Human tooth decay anatomy diagram

The image shows anatomy of human tooth decay and tooth loss. Tooth decay is the breakdown of teeth due to acids made by bacteria.

Common dental problems
Common dental problems

Common tooth disease: Sensitive teeth, caries, calculus, gingivitis, periodontitis and bad breath.

Stages of dental caries development: How cavities develop?
Stages of dental caries development: How cavities develop?

First, an initial lesion. Develops, then decay of tooth enamel starts, then decay of dentin begins, infection of the dental pulp occurs, which then result in the formation of a dental abscess. 

What is a dental cavity (dental caries)?
What is a dental cavity (dental caries)?

The image shows a model of tooth with a cavity. A cavity is a hole that can grow bigger and deeper over time. If you have a cavity, it's important to get it repaired or else serious complications may occur. 

What is dental filling?
What is dental filling?

In order to treat a cavity, your dentist will first remove the decayed portion of the tooth and then fill the area on the tooth where the decayed material once lived. The dentist will first numb the area around the tooth with a local anesthetic before starting the procedure.

Rooten teeth of a child
Rooten teeth of a child

If the decay has caused permanent damage to a tooth's surface, the tooth is called a rotten tooth. It is quite common in kids these days.