Tooth decay can have serious consequences on teeth and overall health.
It can cause the following:
Tooth decay can also affect appearance, self-esteem and well-being. Also, untreated cavities can lead to costly care, especially if a tooth that is impossible to keep, must be removed and replaced.
Pain caused by a cavity can lead to various complications in children, including:
An infection caused by tooth decay may require the extraction of one or more teeth. This may impact pronunciation, appearance, self-esteem and overall well-being, in addition to being the cause of school absenteeism.
In more complicated cases, tooth decay should be treated under general anaesthesia at the hospital.
Last update: November 8, 2016 10:45 AM
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