Tooth Decay Nowra

Tooth Decay

What is Tooth Decay?

Despite being a highly preventable disease, tooth decay remains prevalent in Nowra and all over the world. Tooth decay is any damage to the tooth surface or the enamel and it is caused by a number of things. Some of these include poor oral hygiene which results in an increase of bacteria in the mouth that attacks the tooth or it can also be sugar and acids which break down the tooth enamel.

Untreated tooth decay can lead to larger cavities, dental infection, and tooth extraction. Consult with your dentist at Nowra today to find out how we can help prevent and treat tooth decay! 

Early Tooth Decay Detection for Efficient Treatment

Prevention is always better than cure. And this is what we always emphasise at Nowra Dentists. You can prevent tooth decay by regularly visiting your Nowra dentist for a dental check-up. This way, they can thoroughly inspect your mouth for early signs of tooth decay and provide solutions for a more conservative approach.

Other preventative methods for tooth decay are good oral hygiene and professional teeth cleaning. This ensures no bad bacteria inhabit your mouth that will give you dental problems. And lastly, you can also ask your dentist for fluoride application which will strengthen the teeth and prevent any damage.

 

Tooth Decay Treatments at Nowra

As soon as you spot tooth decay, schedule an appointment with your dentist! The longer you wait, the larger the decay and the more extensive the dental work to be done. Depending on the severity of the decay, our general dentist at Nowra may recommend dental fillings or root canal therapy, and the last treatment option if all else fails is tooth extraction. 

White teeth fillings are advised for small tooth decays. It is an easy, affordable, and quick procedure that can restore the beauty and health of your tooth! Meanwhile, larger tooth decays with a dental infection will need root canal therapy. With this treatment, your tooth will be disinfected from the inside to remove bacteria and heal infection. Afterward, a dental crown will be “capped” over the tooth to revitalise its function. 

These two treatments are designed to preserve your tooth and improve its strength! At Nowra Dentists, we provide our patients with the most suitable dental solutions. We know each patient is different and it is best we understand their individual needs so we can give them the highest standard of care in Dentistry. 

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