Tooth decay treatment in Ipswich QLD
We’re the experts in cavities and tooth decay treatments
Keeping your teeth, gum and mouth clean and healthy is important for a variety of reasons. Apart from teeth staining, plaque buildup, bad breath and worn down teeth, strong oral hygiene will prevent cavities and tooth decay.
When your teeth begin to decay it can often cause more damage than you’re initially aware of. The best way to prevent significant or painful damage is by ensuring that you visit our dentists regularly.
The earlier the detection and treatment of problems, the less pain, less costs and less problems you’re going to have in the future.
The most likely and common cause of tooth decay is a combination of a few things, including:
- Food particles
The combination of these materials builds up something called plaque. The plaque sticks to your teeth and begins to eat away at the important enamel.
The more sugary foods and drinks you consume, the more plaque will build up and the quicker your teeth will decay.
Unfortunately, you can’t completely prevent a certain amount of plaque from building up in your mouth. Whenever you eat or drink anything, whether it’s sugary or not, plaque will build up.
You can, however, significantly prevent the rate and amount of the build up by:
- Brushing your teeth after every meal
- Flossing your teeth regularly
- Coming in to Ipswich Family Dental for twice-yearly checkups and hygiene cleans.
A cavity is most likely to occur in one of your back teeth. As there are more grooves in those teeth, it’s often harder to clean and remove food particles that get stuck by brushing and flossing.
If you experience sudden toothache or pain when you bite down on a food or consume a drink, or you notice general heightened pain and sensitivity, it might be a sign of tooth decay. Make sure to book an appointment with our team as soon as possible. The earlier we are able to treat tooth decay, the better the outcome!
The Ipswich Family Dental team are experts in the treatment of tooth decay and cavities. With a cumulative 60-plus years of experience, you and your family are in good hands when you come to our clinic.
While you’re seeing us for your regular checkup, we’ll detect any small tooth cavity or notice any signs of early decay. We can then treat it with fluoride that will help promote tooth enamel restoration. The longer you leave any decay or cavities untreated the more serious the treatment needed.
Fillings can be used to prevent significant decay from spreading and for more serious or complex cases, a crown or even a root canal may be required.
Worried about decay? Don’t delay!
Whether you’re experiencing tooth sensitivity and pain, or just want to book in a routine hygiene clean to prevent cavities and tooth decay from developing, give our lovely team a call on 3281 1781.