9 doctors weighed in:
How can you keep a cavity from getting worse than it is?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Difficult
A cavity forms when the hard outer shell of the tooth is worn off or eroded off by bacteria.
Then bacteria can enter the dentum, the softer inner core of the tooth, which is a terrific culture medium. The bacteria will then invade unless stopped. Anti infectives can help limit the spread but eventually you will need a dentist to remove the infected portion and cover it up.

In brief: Difficult
A cavity forms when the hard outer shell of the tooth is worn off or eroded off by bacteria.
Then bacteria can enter the dentum, the softer inner core of the tooth, which is a terrific culture medium. The bacteria will then invade unless stopped. Anti infectives can help limit the spread but eventually you will need a dentist to remove the infected portion and cover it up.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. J.Todd Martin
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Cavity
The only way to keep a cavity from getting worse is to have it filled.
You need to have all of the decay drilled out, and then a filling placed.

In brief: Cavity
The only way to keep a cavity from getting worse is to have it filled.
You need to have all of the decay drilled out, and then a filling placed.
Dr. J.Todd Martin
Dr. J.Todd Martin
Thank
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