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How can you prevent a cavity from getting infected?

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In brief: It already is

A carious lesion starts with demineralization of the enamel.
Bacteria soon reside and colonize the cavity. At this point the tooth can be restored with a restoration. Allowed to progress, the carious lesion will eventually reach the nerve of the tooth, where the bacteria can pass through the tooth, infecting the bone. Then you will need root canal therapy or extraction. So have the tooth fixed.

In brief: It already is

A carious lesion starts with demineralization of the enamel.
Bacteria soon reside and colonize the cavity. At this point the tooth can be restored with a restoration. Allowed to progress, the carious lesion will eventually reach the nerve of the tooth, where the bacteria can pass through the tooth, infecting the bone. Then you will need root canal therapy or extraction. So have the tooth fixed.
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