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Tooth Decay Treatment

Decay removal and tooth restoration to restore your tooth’s shape, function and strength.

Tooth decay affects nearly every Australian adult and children. The earlier you seek care, the better your chances of preventing its progression.

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Could your teeth need extra care?

If you’re experiencing an occasional sharp pain from a tooth, tenderness or sensitivity when eating hot or cold food or drinks, bad breath, or an unpleasant taste in your mouth, you may have tooth decay. It’s important that you don’t delay treatment any longer: book an appointment at CDIC to have your mouth assessed for tooth decay. The longer you ignore the symtpoms, the worse the decay may become. In the worst-case scenarios, the tooth causing the problem, may be beyond help and in need of removal. Some teeth with extensive decay may require root canal treatment. 

At CDIC, our team of dental clinicians are well-trained and experienced in tooth decay management. With over three decades servicing Armadale/Malvern locals, we are committed to providing prompt dental treatment – because we understand tooth decay management just can’t wait.

Types of tooth decay treatment

After diagnosing your tooth with decay, there are a few strategies that we can implement to treat the problem (disease). Of course, this depends on the amount of decay and its proximity to the tooth’s nerve and roots.

Early tooth decay treatment

When caught early, CDIC’s clinicians may apply a concentrated fluoride gel or paste to the affected tooth to reverse the decay process. It will also be recommended that you cut down your sugar intake at the same time. If you already have a formed cavity in your tooth, our dentists will carefully remove the decay and restore and fill the hole with a white tooth coloured material.

Severe tooth decay treatment

If your tooth decay has reached the nerve / pulp of your tooth and it is assessed as salvageable, your dentist will recommend a endodontic treatment (root canal therapy). Many teeth (especially molars and premolars) that have have endodontic therapy will most likely require a dental crown. If your tooth is so badly decayed that it has irreparable damage, tooth extraction may be recommend followed by the placement of a dental implant to support a new tooth.

While a common concern, tooth decay is preventable. At CDIC, we believe that a preventative and comprehensive approach to dental care is more beneficial than a reactive one. That’s why in addition to treating tooth decay, we provide patients with sustainable gum and teeth home management strategies to help keep your teeth clean and healthy between your dental visits.

Tooth decay treatment begins with good oral health and a good diet.

Book appointments today for your entire family to ensure that you are all decay free.

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