Dental caries

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Dental Caries

Dental caries Overview


Dental caries (tooth decay) is a bacterial disease of the calcified dental tissues. It develops due to build up of plaque which have acids that damage the enamel covering the teeth and eventually causing tooth decay. Caries can also occur in horse's teeth secondary to dental fractures, apical infections, and in incisors and canine teeth affected with equine odontoclastic tooth resorption and hypercementosis (EOTRH) syndrome.