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Dental Caries

Tooth decay or dental caries is the disease of the tooth where a combination of factors like carbohydrate or sugar-rich foods, bacteria, time, and poor oral hygiene, erode or damage the most rigid layer of the tooth called enamel. This results in cavity formation. If untreated, it can proceed to the deeper layers. Tooth pain and swelling are its characteristic features.

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I have a decayed tooth with a bracket on it. Can a temporary filling be done for that tooth?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a decayed tooth with a bracket on it. Can a temporary filling be done? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurav Kumar Pandey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. If there is any caries present during orthodontic treatment it should be filled before starting the treatment. You can visit the nearest dentist to remove the bracket. Every dentist has the necessary instrument to...  Read Full »

My dentist cleaned a dark spot but did not fill. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I just went to the dentist, and it turned out that I have had two black spots on my teeth. These have been there for eight years. They cleaned my teeth to stop it from spreading but did not fill it in. So I still have the black spots. They said if they fill it now, it will only get wor...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurav Kumar Pandey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. You have not sent a picture with the question. In most cases, the dentist cleans the cavity and fills it immediately. And this is the universal method of cavity filling. I do not understand why your dentist refuses to f...  Read Full »

What treatment should I take for cavities in teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from cavities since childhood. And have got four teeth removed by the dentist. My age is 25 years old. What suitable treatment should I take for cavities?  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurav Kumar Pandey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to To avoid dental caries, the most effective thing is proper oral hygiene. It means brush two times a day using floss, clean your tongue in a proper way. After that, we come to the treatment part. The best thing when you see a single black dot in your tooth, see your d...  Read Full »

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