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Dental Decay: Symptoms, Causes And Prevention

There are 3 stages to tooth decay
Stage 1 – Decay in the enamel

Decay in the enamel is where a cavity has begun to form. The enamel protects the soft inner layer of the tooth and the pulp.  Taking action by filling the tooth (hyperlink to fillings) this early on will prevent the cavity progressing into something more painful and costly.

Stage 2 – Decay down to the dentin

If the decay has reached the dentin, the dentist is still able to restore the tooth  if the decay is not too close to the pulp. When decay has reached into the dentin the pain increases and its important to get this treated as soon as possible.

Stage 3 – Decay down to the pulp

When decay reaches the pulp, the only option for your tooth is to start Root Canal. The pulp of the tooth gets infected and can cause severe pain to hot and cold as the nerve dies. Failure to take action during decay of the pulp can cause an infection at the root of the tooth (abscess) and can cause complications in the mouth and body.

If you would like to book in to have a discussion with our dentist, please contact us to schedule an appointment on (02) 86779094 or fill out your details to contact us.

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Latrobe Health Insurance accepted by Toongabbie Dentist and Blacktown Dentist for Root Canal
HIF Health Insurance accepted by Toongabbie Dentist and Blacktown Dentist for Root Canal