Solution for Decay
Fillings are a procedure commonly used to treat cavities, repair damaged teeth and prevent further decay. Decay occurs when sugar in food and drink react with the bacteria in plaque forming acids. Over time the acids form holes in the tooth resulting in a cavity.
Signs you may have a cavity;
- Pain when eating something sweet, cold or hot.
- Black, grey or brown spots on your teeth.
- Tooth sensitivity.
- Unpleasant taste in mouth.
During the filling, our dentist will remove all bacteria from the area, clean and fill the tooth with a natural white colour filling.
If decay is left untreated it will get worse and can extend to the nerve of the tooth and require root canal therapy or extraction. It is important to have regular check-ups so our dentist can keep a watchful eye on teeth and any abnormalities that may be the start of decay.