Can you reverse tooth decay?
Short answer yes!
Depending on a few different factors.
Tooth decay is the result of an infection with certain types of bacteria that use sugars in food to make acids. Over time, these acids can make a cavity in the tooth and that’s what we are trying to avoid.
We have all read something on the internet about some amazing way to reverse tooth cavities to avoid seeing the dentist.
As much as we all wish this was true, you should see the dentist as they can catch the decay before a cavity can form, then the decay can be reversed by re-mineralizing the tooth. While the tooth enamel will not grow back, a dentist can advise you how to keep the area clean at home maybe suggest a high strength fluoride toothpaste or place a sealant to help strengthen the affected area.
With regular check-ups, you are more likely to catch the decay while it still can be reversed. The recommendation is every 6 months for a dental check-up.
If your tooth decay forms a cavity, then you will probably need a tooth filling. Cavities cannot be reversed, so it is important to clean and fill these holes before the damage spreads and pricey treatments are needed. Root canals fill larger cavities.
Dentistry has well advanced over the years, fillings and root canals are safe and easy dental procedures that are performed every day.
They are a lot less painful and a lot less scary, your dentist will ensure you are
Comfortable every step of the way.
So, don’t believe all those historic scary dental stories, you’ll be amazed at the latest equipment and technologies.
Get in touch with 32 Gems Dental today for a consultation.