Tooth Decay

All the Facts About Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is when your tooth begins to rot from untreated cavities. It includes cavities but is typically used to describe a more advanced deterioration of the tooth. Dentists can fix many tooth decay issues if it is caught early enough. Teeth that are in advanced stages of tooth decay may require a root canal or extraction.

Symptoms of Tooth Decay

Tooth decay comes with some obvious symptoms that patients will feel even before they make a dental appointment. The most common system is going to be toothaches. A painful tooth is a sign of a cavity. Sensitivity to hot or cold foods and beverages is another sign of a cavity or tooth decay.
There could be white, brown, or black spots and you may even see a pit in the tooth. This is an advanced stage of tooth decay.

Treatments for Tooth Decay

Fortunately, there are treatments for tooth decay both in the early and later stages. We offer all the treatments available to help save your teeth. Treatments include fluoride treatments for Stage 1 cavities and fillings for cavities in Stage 2.
Those who are in progressive tooth decay will likely need procedures like a root canal with a tooth filling and cap or an extraction.

Restoration Dentistry

Those who suffer from tooth decay where teeth must be removed can have restorative dentistry. Restoration dentistry offers methods of replacing teeth to improve both looks and function. It includes bridges, implants, crowns, and dentures.
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