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.

Caries before and after dental treatment
Caries before and after dental treatment

A dental filling is a procedure to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. Otherwise the tooth has to be removed. When a dentist gives you a filling, he first removes the decayed tooth material, cleans the area, and then fills the cleaned out cavity with a filling material.

Mechanics of dental cavity formation
Mechanics of dental cavity formation

Dental caries is the scientific term for tooth decay or dental cavities. It is caused by specific types of bacteria. They produce acids that destroy the tooth's enamel and the layer under it, the dentin.

Development of dental caries illustration
Development of dental caries illustration

Dental caries is caused by the action of acids on the enamel surface of your teeth. The acid is produced when sugars in foods react with bacteria that are present in the dental biofilm (called plaque) on your tooth surface.

Causes and prevention of dental caries
Causes and prevention of dental caries

Dental caries can be prevented with proper tooth hygeine and regular visit to a dentist. Drink a lot of water.

Root canal treatment (RCT)
Root canal treatment (RCT)

infographic stages of root canal treatment are shown in the image. Root canal treatment is required when the centre part within the tooth becomes infected or inflammed. The root canal treatment procedure lets you keep the tooth instead of pulling it out. 

Internal structure of tooth: caries and decay
Internal structure of tooth: caries and decay

The image shows internal structures of a tooth with dental cavities and tooth decay as a result of the cavity formation.

Teeth before an after dental treatment
Teeth before an after dental treatment

Treatment options for dental cavities include such as fluoride treatments, to restore your tooth's enamel, fillings, crowns, root canals, tooth extractions etc.

Molar teeth cavity treatment
Molar teeth cavity treatment

The image shows molar teeth restoration with composite obturation after cavities and tooth decay.