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Treat Decay Early

Dental decay occurs when bacteria left on the teeth produces acids that …

Why is decay such a big deal to dentists anyway?

Dental decay occurs when bacteria left on the teeth produces acids that eat away at the teeth, causing a cavity. Once the hard enamel surface of the tooth has a cavity, the bacteria can enter the tooth and attack the soft inner dentine. If decay is left in a tooth, the tooth will in time become painful and abscess.

What causes it?

When the decay becomes so large it goes close to the nerve (pulp) the risk of complications such as tooth fracture or abscess increase.

How to detect it?

Cracks in teeth and abscesses are not usually visible on X-Rays or to the naked eye. It can be detected by:

  • Pain in the tooth from chewing, or hot/cold/sweet food and drink
  • Pain from cold air on the tooth
  • Laser light detection of surface cracks

How Today’s Dentistry treat decay

If left untreated, cracks will cause the tooth to split completely in half and the tooth will need to be removed.

If detected and treated early enough the tooth with a deep filling can be strengthened by crowning. This is the most predictable technique for preventing and treating fractures.

Once the fracture has gone close to the nerve (pulp) in the tooth, the tooth may abscess and to treat this infection requires root therapy in addition to crowning.

How to reduce further problems?

Problems with deep fillings are more likely when they are placed under increased stress. This is commonly due to:

  • Uneven biting forces
  • Clenching and grinding habitsClenching and grinding habits
  • Destructive habits such as chewing ice

These forces can be reduced by fine tuning your bite or make a night guard.v

Give us a call

Today’s Dentistry are here to help

Teeth with deep fillings can fracture or abscess with little or no warning. If you are experiencing acute pain, contact us and make an emergency appointment. If it is out of business hours phone 07 3263 2677 for instructions of your options.

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What Our Patients Are Saying

"When you’re prepared to drive more than 2000km to visit the dentist

it says everything you need to know about the service from the incredible team at Today’s Dentistry!"
Ross McHutcheon

"After 30 years of being terrified and avoiding dentists I have finally found "the one".

I could not recommend this place more. From the staff to the facilities, I have absolutely nothing to fault. My phobia is
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"The interior of the dentist feels more like a 5 star hotel spa and provides a very comfortable,

almost luxurious experience.
I highly recommend this dentist, especially if you suffer with anxiety or a fear of dentistry."

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Get A Custom Dental Roadmap

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Your first visit at Today’s Dentistry is all about creating a Dental Roadmap so you know exactly what condition your teeth and gums are in, and what your options are for treatment.

Your first appointment includes:

An Intraoral Scan displayed on our chair-side TV so you see what we’re seeing.
A review of your Dental Roadmap, including interest-free payment plan options.
Diagnostic X-Rays to spot any hidden issues.

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Today's Dentistry Location Best in Chermside, Brisbane

Today's Dentistry
Is Located At

91 Kittyhawk Drive, Chermside

Opening Hours:

Mon - Thu 8.30am - 8pm

Fri 8.30am - 2pm