Are you struggling with chronic tooth pain? Do you have increased tooth sensitivity? You may have tooth decay! The sooner tooth decay is diagnosed and treated, the less likely you are to have long-term tooth damage. Here’s what you need to know about tooth decay including signs to look for and treatment options.

What Is Tooth Decay?

Without proper oral hygiene protocols, plaque and tartar build up on teeth over time. The plaque and tartar react with acids in the mouth and eat away at tooth enamel causing the tooth to decay. Without treatment, the decay will continue to break down and destroy the tooth causing infection, discomfort, and potentially, tooth loss.

Common Symptoms of Tooth Decay

Wondering if you may have tooth decay? Some of the common signs of tooth decay are:

  • Chronic Toothache
  • Darkened Spot on Tooth
  • Halitosis
  • Loosening Tooth
  • Pain When Biting Down
  • Tooth Sensitivity to Hot & Cold

Treating Tooth Decay

For early signs and symptoms of tooth decay, fluoride treatments can help reverse mild decay. We also recommend enhancing your oral hygiene regimen so that you thoroughly brush each tooth. For more advanced forms of tooth decay, a dental filling may be needed. With a filling, Dr. David will remove the damaged portion of the tooth and repair the hole with a strong, tooth-colored resin. Keeping current on your twice a year dental visits helps us catch tooth decay in its early stages.

Suffering From Tooth Decay?

Do you think you may have tooth decay? Don’t put off scheduling a dental appointment! At Dental Wellness Phoenixville, we will get you into our office right away so that we can assess and treat your smile. We never want patients to have to wait in pain for their appointment to arrive. We do everything we can to accommodate patients so that we can address their dental issues before they worsen. Please contact us to learn more about our other cavity prevention treatments or to schedule your dental consultation!


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