Tooth decay is the softening of your tooth enamel and refers to the damage of the structure of the tooth caused by acids that are created when plaque bacteria break down sugar in your mouth.
The treatment for tooth decay will vary depending on the extent and the severity of the tooth decay or cavity.
Small amounts of tooth decay can be treated with fillings.
But larger portions of decay may call for a tooth extraction, root canal or crown.
Visit a dentist to discuss different treatments for tooth decay with advice from a general dentist in this free video on dentistry and oral health.
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