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Tooth decay also known as dental caries or cavity is the process of enamel weakening and breaking due to production of acid by bacteria. Bacteria consume carbohydrate in the mouth and produces Acid as by product. The acid then starts to slowly weaken the enamel and become cavity.

With restorative-care from Shabani Dental, you can have ease of mind that your teeth are in good health

Causes of Tooth Decay
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Frequent carbohydrate consumption
  • Tooth anatomy (deep grooves and pits)
  • Decrease Saliva secretion
  • Underlying medical condition such as diabetes mellitus, Sjogren’s disease etc.
Symptoms of Tooth Decay
  • Pain
  • Sensitivity to sweets
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold beverages
Prevention of Tooth Decay
  • Good Oral Hygiene
  • Routine check up and cleanings
  • Diet modification
  • Treatment of underlying medical condition
  • Preventative restorations (sealants)
Treatment of Tooth Decay

Treatment option depends on the size, location and depth of the cavity.

  • Composite restoration (white feeling)
  • Amalgam restoration (silver feeling)
  • Inlay or Onlay (porcelain)
  • Root canal treatment
  • Crown

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