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Have you ever chomped down on a favorite food only to have pain shoot through your mouth? While there are a number of potential reasons for this pain, did you know that tooth decay is one possible cause? Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to address tooth decay.

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.

If you’re at risk for tooth decay, our team might also recommend a fluoride treatment. If this treatment could benefit you, we’ll simply apply it to your teeth. You see, decay is often the result of bad bacteria and acids eating away at your enamel. Fluoride can help your teeth remineralize, which strengthens your enamel, helping your teeth fend off decay.

If you’re interested in learning more about how our team could help you deal with tooth decay, please don’t hesitate to contact Dentist 4 Life - Mark DeVuyst DDS, PC at 586-416-1625. Our dentist, Dr. Mark DeVuyst, 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!