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Family's Campus -Children aged 7 or above - Oral Diseases - What are the consequences of tooth decay

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What are the consequences of tooth decay?

  • Decayed cavities will emit foul odour causing bad breath.
    Photograph of a boy with bad breath.
  • Severe carious lesions will cause intense pain that can affect eating,sleeping, studying, or even your general health.

    Photograph of a boy holding his cheek.  He looks painful.
  • Severe caries will lead to inflammation of periapical tissue and formation of abscess.

    Photograph showing inflamed, red and swollen gum.
  • If the tooth has to be extracted due to tooth decay, neighbouring teeth will drift into its space and affect the alignment of the teeth.

    Photograph showing poor alignment of teeth.
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