You probably know that you should visit our team regularly—typically once every six months. However, do you know why? Aside from cleaning your teeth, our team will examine the health of you smile and help you identify problems you may not be able to recognize on your own. For instance, we may spot signs of tooth decay. If we do, we’ll be able to help you address this problem before it becomes too serious.
For instance, if your decay is only affecting one or two teeth, a filling could be the solution you need. However, if you are dealing with tooth decay and don’t address it, serious issues could follow. Decay can spread through your teeth rapidly once it eats through the enamel, the outer lay of your teeth. For this reason, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our team if you think you have decay. If your decay is severe, our team could recommend root canal therapy. You see, if decay reaches the center of your tooth, it may be difficult to treat—making root canal therapy a necessity.
A fluoride treatment can also be useful if you have tooth decay. These treatments can strengthen your teeth, helping you avoid issues caused by bad bacteria and acids that could erode your teeth. The fluoride is simply applied to your teeth and helps your pearly whites resist decay naturally.
If you’re interested in learning more about how our team could help you deal with tooth decay, please don’t hesitate to contact Dean Doles Family Dentistry at 972-727-7269. Our dentist, Dr. Dean Doles, and the rest of our team will be happy to examine your smile and offer you specific advice. We’re eager to hear from you soon!