All adults must have their teeth regularly inspected to discover any of the early warning signs so we can apply treatment before you run the risk of rotting teeth that need to be extracted.
What is Tooth Decay?
Treatment For Tooth Decay
Frequently asked questions
Mild tooth decay will begin with some minor sensitivity in your tooth and will quickly escalate to extreme pain when chewing, a relentless toothache and throbbing pain that will render you unable to work, sleep or do much of anything. This pain is not going to go away on its own. The infection can spread into your head and neck which will result in hospitalisation in worst-case scenarios.
In the event of deep decay, the nerve within the tooth is contaminated, resulting in a severely compromised tooth. It is necessary to remove the tooth or undergo root canal therapy to fully eliminate the pain if it reaches this point. That is why it is vital to treat dental decay as early as possible.
Prevention is always better than cure when it comes to most medical and health issues.
During the early stages of a cavity’s development, it is difficult to detect it, so it is important to schedule a six-month visit with your dentist to have your teeth checked for any indications of decay.
The importance of good dental habits and healthy nutrition habits at home in between dental check-ups also contributes to preventing decay. Dental specialists at Focus Dental in Blackburn have many years of experience restoring a decaying tooth to health.
Do not wait until your dental cavity gets worse if you suspect that you have one. Call us today at 0478 903 168