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All About Cavities 

How do we diagnose decay?

Visual Evaluation 

 

1820 Lancaster St. Ste 100, Baltimore, MD 21231  

info@fellspointdental.com      410-970-0440      410-929-1808 (after hours & text) 

 

Cavities, or tooth decay, is the destruction of your tooth enamel, the hard, outer layer of your teeth and can spread into the dentin and tooth nerve (pulp). It can be a problem for children, teens and adults. Plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, constantly forms on your teeth. When you eat or drink foods containing sugars, the bacteria in plaque produce acids that attack tooth. The stickiness of the plaque keeps these acids in contact with your teeth and over time the enamel can break down. This is when cavities can form.  

 

Family, General

& Cosmetic Dentistry

 

1820 Lancaster St. Ste 100

Baltimore, MD 21231

info@fellspointdental.com

 

410-970-0440

410-929-1808 (after hours & text)

 

1820 Lancaster St. Ste 100

Baltimore, MD 21231

info@fellspointdental.com

 

410-970-0440

410-929-1808 (after hours & text)

 

1820 Lancaster St. Ste 100

Baltimore, MD 21231

info@fellspointdental.com

 

410-970-0440

410-929-1808 (after hours & text)

 

1820 Lancaster St. Ste 100

Baltimore, MD 21231

info@fellspointdental.com

410-970-0440

410-970-0437 (text)

410-929-1808 (after hours)

 

1820 Lancaster St. Ste 100

Baltimore, MD 21231

info@fellspointdental.com

410-970-0440

410-970 0437 (text)

410-929-1808 (after hours)

What are Cavities?

We use X-rays and visual examination to evaluate whether decay is present and how extensive it is.

Some decay is easily seen by looking at the teeth using a light and mirror. While some are only visible on x-rays. Both forms of evaluation are necessary to determine if a tooth is healthy or has a cavity.

X-ray Evaluation