Tooth Decay in Bartow, Crystal Lake, Lake Wales, Lakeland, Mulberry & Surrounding Areas

Tooth DecayDo you have a toothache? Are you particularly sensitive to certain foods or temperatures? If so, you may have tooth decay in one or more teeth that need to be addressed by a licensed dentist, and the dentist you should rely on for all of your family’s dental needs is none other than Dr. Walding at Walding & Associates.

Tooth Decay – Causes & Treatments

There are many factors that can contribute to or worsen tooth decay. Factors include:

  • Plaque Build-Up – Excessive plaque can leave your teeth more vulnerable and significantly contribute to tooth decay.
  • Food/Beverages – Sugary foods and beverages, as well as carbohydrates, alcohols, and other items, can break down the teeth and leave them more susceptible to decay.
  • Medical Conditions – There are numerous medical conditions that can cause acid reflux and other issues that can damage your tooth enamel.
  • Poor Oral Hygiene – Perhaps the most significant contributing factors, poor oral hygiene is one of the most common reasons for decay. It is extremely vital to practice good brushing, flossing, and mouth washing on a daily basis.

Treating your decay may involve one or more treatments. If it is minor decay, a simple teeth cleaning or cavity filling will normally restore the tooth and prevent it from experiencing further decay. For more severe cases, debridement may be necessary to better remove plaque from the tooth’s surface. In other instances, the dentist may need to provide a dental crown or root canal to fully restore the remaining natural tooth. And, in the most extreme cases, the dentist may recommend an extraction and dental implant or partial denture may be necessary to prevent the decay from spreading more rapidly to the surrounding teeth.

If you are suffering from a toothache or have another reason to believe that you are suffering from tooth decay, please contact us today to schedule an appointment so that our team of dental professionals can get you back on track to great oral health. We gladly accept patients from Bartow, Crystal Lake, Lake Wales, Lakeland, Mulberry, and the surrounding areas, and we look forward to serving you!

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