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Tooth Cavity

Tooth cavity or tooth decay or caries is when a tooth gets permanently damaged due to bacteria, frequent snacking, and consuming sugary foods. The symptoms of tooth cavity are tooth pain, sensitive tooth, black or frosted white spots on the teeth, and pain on biting.

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All my teeth have cavities and I am ashamed to smile. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have big issues with getting cavities. I take good care of my teeth, never had any soda in almost four years. I keep getting cavities in the bottom of my front and back teeth. Almost all my teeth have cavities. I really want to get them fixed but I have always been embarrassed to go to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have enamel hypoplasia which is a sort of defect when the teeth were forming or genetic. You can ask your dentist to give crowns to all teeth which have such large broken cavities. Else, you...  Read Full »

My son has cavities in his milk teeth and is very non-cooperative. Will it be possible to treat him?

Query: Hello doctor, A few days back, I had an appointment with a dentist for my root canal treatment. I took my little son with me as he was alone at home as the maid took off. He was holding a straw and playing, and accidentally, the dentist just saw his mouth when he opened it. The dentist told me my so...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please attach pictures of his teeth if possible. It is always better to get cavities filled at this age. Sedation can be used to restore them; yes, they may affect permanent teeth later. Thank you.  Read Full »

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