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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. If you’re worried about tooth decay, or if it’s been more than six months since you’ve visited us, please remember to schedule an appointment with us as soon as you can. If decay reaches the center of your tooth, root canal therapy could be your only option. If a damaged center tooth isn’t addressed quickly enough, the afflicted tooth could die.

A fluoride treatment can also be useful if you have tooth decay. These treatments can strengthen your teeth, helping you avoid issues caused by bad bacteria and acids that could erode your teeth. The fluoride is simply applied to your teeth and helps your pearly whites resist decay naturally.

If you’re interested in learning more about how our team could help you deal with tooth decay, please don’t hesitate to contact Sunshine Dental Group at 323.266.2120. Our dentist, Dr. Jorge de la Osa, 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!