Tooth decay and gum disease are the most prevalent dental diseases in children and adults. They are also two of the most easily prevented diseases. Tooth decay starts with the erosion of your tooth enamel and aggravates to holes in your teeth, called cavities.
If left untreated, these cavities can worsen and the tooth gets compromised. The infection can spread to your gums, root and jawbone as well. Tooth decay and gum disease can result in tooth loss and bone loss.