Are you experiencing tooth sensitivity when exposed to hot or cold temperatures, or sweet and sour foods? Your tooth may have decayed. Although this is a common issue, it is still mildly annoying and an uncomfortable sensation. It’s important that you get it checked as soon as possible as you may need a filling. Without treatment, dental decay can destroy your tooth and kill the nerves at the root, causing it to become infected. Don’t let it get to that stage: book an appointment with our friendly and qualified dentists at Dentists of Ivanhoe as soon as possible.
Dental decay is caused when bacteria in our mouth process the sugar in our food and drink which releases harmful acids that attack the enamel and dentine of a tooth, leaving it vulnerable to cavities.
There are three types of cavities that dental decay may cause:
Your tooth will be cleaned, and then a composite resin material is crafted to replicate your tooth. In some cases, we may need to administer a local anaesthetic for a comfortable and anxiety-free visit.
Dental decay can spread fast, so if you have any signs or symptoms, contact Dentists of Ivanhoe today. We offer after-hours appointments and payment plans in a central location for your convenience.