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Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible
causes of Tooth decay as a symptom include:
Localized destruction of the tooth surface initiated by decalcification of the enamel followed by enzymatic lysis of organic structures and leading to cavity formation. If left unchecked, the cavity may penetrate the enamel and dentin and reach the pulp. The three most prominent theories used to explain the etiology of the disease are that acids produced by bacteria lead to decalcification; that micro-organisms destroy the enamel protein; or that keratolytic micro-organisms produce chelates that lead to decalcification.
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The list of organs typically affected by Tooth decay may include, but is not limited to:
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Subtypes of Tooth decay:
Dental caries (61 causes)
Medical Conditions associated with Tooth decay:
Dental symptoms (886 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Tooth symptoms (886 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)
Symptoms related to Tooth decay:
Tooth symptoms (886 causes), Dental conditions, Gum conditions, Dental caries (61 causes), Infection (1293 causes), Tooth pain (15 causes), Tooth loss (174 causes), Sjogren's syndrome, Diabetes mellitus (66 causes), Smokers, Antidepressants, Antihistaminics
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