Restore your teeth with treatment of tooth decay, tenderness and sensitivity. Decay affects almost all people, but early treatment can prevent damage from being too severe and ensure your teeth remain healthy for longer.
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 and/or gum disease. It’s important that you don’t delay treatment any longer: book an appointment at CDIC to have your mouth assessed for tooth decay and periodontal disease. The longer you ignore the symtpoms, the worse the decay or gum problems 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 able to be saved with require root canal treatment followed by crowning.
After identifying that your tooth has decay, there are a few strategies that we can implement to treat the problem (disease). Of course, this depends on the amount of decay present and its proximity to the tooth’s nerve and roots.
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 the decay had already formed a cavity in your tooth, our dentists will carefully remove the decay and restore and fill the hole with a white tooth coloured material.
If your tooth decay has reached the nerve / pulp of your tooth and the tooth is assessed as salvageable, your dentist will recommend endodontic treatment (root canal therapy). Many teeth (especially molars and premolars) that have had endodontic therapy will most likely require a dental crown. If your tooth is so badly decayed that it has irreparable damage, tooth extraction most likely will 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 management strategies and a good diet.
As CDIC’s leading dentist, Dr Hillel New has been providing patients with exceptional dental care for over 32 years. Dr New has built a vast reputation for providing quality, pain-free treatments in both cosmetic and implant dentistry, and is often called upon for his expertise in identifying and troubleshooting problems with dental implants.
HIs dental treatment philosophy centres around a commitment to evidence-based dentistry, and he believes in effective communication as the key to treatment success and positive long-term relationships with his patients.
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.