Dental caries is an infectious disease that is damaging to the structure of the tooth. This disease causes cavities. If left untreated, the disease can lead to pain, tooth dislodged, infection, many cases are dangerous, and even death.
Dental caries is a process of chronic regressive, starting with the mineral email, as a result of disruption of the balance between email and its surroundings, caused by microbial acid formation from the substrate (medium food for bacteria) followed by the onset of destruction of organic components that eventually happened cavitation
a. The sense of Caries
The sense of Caries is a disease on dental hard tissues, namely email, dentin and cementum caused maloklusi activity that exists in a carbohydrate that are leavened. The process of caries is characterized by the occurrence of demineralisasi in the dental hard tissues, followed by damage to organic materials. This will cause the occurrence of bacterial invasion and damage to the pulpa tissue as well as the spread of infection to the network periapikal and inflicting pain