Skip to Content

NOTICE: For the safety of our patients and employees, masks are still required at all Cone Health facilities.

COVID-19 Info
Current Trends | Vaccine Scheduling | Visitor Guidelines | COVID-19 Testing | More

Tooth decay

Tooth decay is damage that occurs when bacteria in the mouth make acids that eat away at the enamel of a tooth. This can cause a hole in the tooth called a cavity. If it isn't treated, tooth decay can cause infection, pain, and loss of the tooth.

Wellness Matters

Subscribe to our Wellness Matters e-newsletter, a monthly snapshot of the some of great wellness content from Cone Health providers.

Subscribe Now

Health Library

  • Tooth decay