Tooth decay is a prevalent dental concern among patients of all ages. Tooth decay is caused by a build-up of plaque and can often be prevented through good oral hygiene and regular preventive dental care. Sugar and starch activate the plaque, creating a chemical reaction that breaks down the tooth enamel. As tooth enamel erodes it compromises the integrity of the tooth structure, leaving the tooth susceptible to damage and infection. Villanova Dental Studio provides comprehensive state-of-the-art preventative and general dentistry to help patients of all ages maintain their oral health and repair tooth decay.
Treatments for Tooth Decay
Treatment for tooth decay will be determined by how advanced the decay is. Early diagnosis is recommended to avoid the need for tooth extractions and to maintain as much of the natural smile as possible. Our dentists offer a range of treatments for repairing decay and restoring oral health.
Visiting the dentist at least twice a year is the best way to catch tooth decay early. However, if you begin to experience symptoms of cavities in between visits, it is best to not wait for your next appointment.
Tooth decay should be treated as soon as possible to prevent further deterioration of the tooth. Your Ottawa dentist will always try to preserve as much of the natural tooth as possible to maintain your stable oral foundation. If a tooth extraction is considered necessary, we offer the latest treatment options to replace your tooth including dental implants.