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Can you get two cavities on one tooth?

I am a 24 year old male. I want to know if you can get two cavities on one tooth?

19 Answers

Good afternoon. The simple answer is absolute. A tooth has 5 exposed surfaces and each surface could develop it's own cavity.
Yes, there are 5 surfaces to a tooth (mesial, distal, lingual, buccal/facial, and occlusal/incisal). It is possible to have decay in 1 or more of those surfaces.
Yes, on different surfaces.
Yes. It can have decay on the top of the tooth and then on mesial, distal, buccal, and lingual. All are different areas of tooth and can be billed out separately.
Yes, you can have two cavities on one tooth. For example, the decay can developed on front and back surfaces separately.
Hi, you may absolutely get more than 1 cavity in a tooth. Each tooth has multiple surfaces. Each surface may get a carious lesion which is a bacterial infection of the tooth. If those areas of decay do not touch we as dentists do not connect them but treat them separately in order to preserve healthy tooth structure.
Yes you can
Yes, every tooth has 5 surfaces and you can get a cavity on every surface. Sometimes, the cavities are connected, or separate.
The disease of dental cavities knows no limits. If your brushing is poor quality or not frequent enough, you can get decay on the cheek side, the tongue side and the eating surface. If your flossing is of poor quality and or not frequent enough you can get decay on the sides of the tooth that touch an adjacent tooth. If you add in a diet that will increase the number of decay producing organisms, the disease will become worse.
Yes, unfortunately you can.
Your tooth has 5 surfaces. A cavity can form on any one of these surfaces. Visit your American Dental Association dentist for an examination.
Yes. Actually, there is no one cavity or two cavities, just cavity. Dentist and insurance company named it for billing purpose.
Teeth have upwards of five surfaces on each tooth. You can get cavities on any or all of these services at the same time or at different times. Whenever you get cavities on teeth they need to be treated.
Yes, you can. Cavities can happen on different surfaces of teeth, and cavities can reoccur if the cause of the original cavity is not addressed. Among those are lack of good oral hygiene, and a sugary diet.
You can get a cavity or tooth decay on different surfaces of the same tooth
Actually you can since each tooth has 5 surfaces where decay can occur. You can develop a cavity on one side of the tooth and also on the opposite side separately as well.