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If you have questions about cavities, which are also known as tooth decay, then our dentists, Dr. Hang Truong and Dr. Asma Sajid, are more than happy to help you. The more you know about cavities, the better chance you have of keeping them away. So, to give you the answers you need, our dentist is happy to provide answers to questions that are commonly asked, which are:

Q: What causes cavities?

A: Plaque causes cavities. Plaque is a white film that sticks to the tooth enamel. If it’s not removed regularly, it can wear down the shell and damage the tooth.

Q: Can cavities get worse?

A: Cavities can most definitely get worse, which is why it’s best to treat them right away. If you ignore the cavity, it could go from damaging the enamel to damaging the inner layers of the tooth. The cavity can also spread to the surrounding teeth.

Q: What treatments are available for cavities?

A: Dental fillings, dental crowns, root canal treatment and tooth extraction are all used to help teeth that have been damaged by cavities. The treatment used will depend on the severity of the cavity.

Do you have additional questions that weren’t included? If so, our dental team is more than happy to give you the answers you need. All you need to do is reach out to Rock Rose Dental at 916-784-3337 and schedule an appointment. We will be happy to tell you all about cavities in Roseville, California!