Tooth Decay

• Tooth decay (cavity or caries) can develop on any surface of any tooth.

• Cavities grow; they are much easier and less expensive to treat when they are small.

• Cavities mayor may not cause discomfort; even though it doesn’t hurt, the tooth is deteriorating.

• Tooth decay is checked for every 6-12 months by your dentist, usually with the help of dental x-rays.

• Tooth decay is treated by your dentist by cleaning out the cavity and placing a restoration (filling) in the tooth.