Decay Detection

Early Detection of Decay

By carefully checking your teeth and using the latest technologies we can detect decay before it becomes more serious. Decay may or may not cause discomfort. Even if the tooth does not hurt, the tooth cavity will get bigger and eventually reach the nerve causing pain.

Prevention

Tooth decay is caused by eating foods that contain sugar too often.

We use high power magnification and lighting to make it is easier 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. 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. This highlights the importance for regular dental checks ups.

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