Tooth decay is one of the most common diseases known to man and is preventable.
Decay may or may not cause discomfort; even if it doesn’t hurt, the tooth is still deteriorating.
Using higher magnification and powerful lighting, we are able to detect decay at an early stage to prevent excessive tooth damage. When cavities are small, they are much easier and less expensive to treat.
Early tooth decay does not tend to show many physical signs or symptoms. In the earliest stages of tooth decay, preventative treatments may be used to halt the progress of the disease. However, once a physical hole has appeared in the tooth some form of restoration is needed to save the tooth, prevent pain and abscesses.
Sometimes the tooth looks healthy, but your dentist will be able to see from an x-ray whether you have any decay under the enamel, any possible infections in the roots or any bone loss around the tooth.
Would you like to find out more about decay detection?
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