Dentist in Leeds


Preventive Dentistry » Decay - Interproximal

  • Teeth have a hard enamel surface. But poor oral hygiene can lead to a build-up of plaque which can lead to decay. If decay is left untreated the nerve of the tooth may become infected and die. This may cause an abscess.
  • Decay may or may not cause discomfort; even though it doesn’t hurt, the tooth is deteriorating.

    Using higher magnification and powerful lighting, it is easier to detect decay at an early stage to prevent excessive tooth damage. When cavities are small, they are much easier and less expensive to treat.

    Early tooth decay does not tend to show many physical signs. Sometimes the tooth looks healthy, but your dentist will be able to see from an x-ray whether you have any decay under the enamel, any possible infections in the roots, or any bone loss around the tooth.

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Dentists in Otley provide tooth decay detection treatment, tooth ache treatments, mercury fillings & dental decay detection in Leeds, LS21.