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Tooth Decay

What causes tooth decay?

Tooth decay is caused when acids in your mouth dissolve the outer layers of the teeth.

What are the symptoms of tooth decay?

Tooth ache Pain when eating or drinking Visible discoloured spots on the teeth

How do I prevent tooth decay?

To prevent tooth decay simply take care of your teeth by brushing them twice a day and regularly visit your dentist. You can also reduce the chance of you getting tooth decay by cutting down on sugary food and

How is tooth decay treated?

If you do get tooth decay this can be treated with techniques such as fillings or crowns. In more advanced cases or tooth decay there may be a need for a root canal or the tooth may need to be removed. Treatment for tooth decay can be treated by both dentists and our dental hygienist.

Will treatment for tooth decay cost me money?

Standard tooth decay treatment does not cost anything for the patient as this is covered by the NHS. However, if you wish to have a white filling this will not be covered under NHS work and will have to be paid for individually by the patient. This treatment can be discussed with your dentist, dental nurse or the practice receptionist.