Have you ever chomped down on a favorite food only to have pain shoot through your mouth? While there are a number of potential reasons for this pain, did you know that tooth decay is one possible cause? Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to address tooth decay.
For instance, if your decay is only affecting one or two teeth, a filling could be the solution you need. However, if you are dealing with tooth decay and don’t address it, serious issues could follow. Decay can spread through your teeth rapidly once it eats through the enamel, the outer lay of your teeth. For this reason, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our team if you think you have decay. If your decay is severe, our team could recommend root canal therapy. You see, if decay reaches the center of your tooth, it may be difficult to treat—making root canal therapy a necessity.
A fluoride treatment can also be useful if you have tooth decay. These treatments can strengthen your teeth, helping you avoid issues caused by bad bacteria and acids that could erode your teeth. The fluoride is simply applied to your teeth and helps your pearly whites resist decay naturally.
If you’re interested in learning more about how our team could help you deal with tooth decay, please don’t hesitate to contact Bart Deering DDS at 972-271-4545. Our dentist, Dr. Bart Deering, and the rest of our team will be happy to examine your smile and offer you specific advice. We’re eager to hear from you soon!