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Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is a common problem for many people. Our Hawkesbury dentists can treat any cavities that may be developing and offer professional guidance and advice on preventive oral hygiene. 

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Promoting Oral Health: Exploring Strategies for Managing Tooth Decay

Maintaining good oral hygiene requires time and patience. Despite dedicated efforts, dental cavities can still occur, often due to irregular dental hygiene practices or an inappropriate diet affecting oral health.

Additionally, some individuals may be more predisposed to oral conditions contributing to tooth decay due to genetic factors. Our dentists are available to provide professional assistance and guidance.

Hawkesbury Dental Centre Team

Why choose Hawkesbury Dental Centre for managing tooth decay?

1. Efficient Clinic and Quick Appointments -Our team is trained to address various anomalies, diseases, or infections that may affect your oral health. They have undergone specific training to meet your needs.

We encourage your active participation throughout the treatment, allowing you to express your preferences, and our team is ready to address all your questions. Hawkesbury Dental Centre also provides prompt appointments, including emergency ones for painful tooth decay, efficiently managed by our trained receptionists.

2. The Right Technology and Materials - We employ HD digital radiography technology to locate hidden tooth decay, aiming to prevent potential damage. At Hawkesbury Dental Centre, we prioritize your well-being by no longer using dental fillings made with lead, and we conduct mercury-free aesthetic restorations.

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Support for Anxious Patients: Sleep While We Treat

People frequently experience anxiety or worry before going to the dentist, which can keep them from receiving the necessary dental care. If this sounds like you, don't panic.

Dental sedation is offered to those who feel a high level of anxiety during dental appointments. At our practice, we offer IV sedation that allows you to be completely unconscious or semi-conscious according to your comfort level.

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Explore Dental Cavities

Tooth decay is a common dental condition affecting the hard tissues of the tooth, leading to the formation of cavities. These cavities can result in localized and progressive damage to dental enamel and dentin.

Initially, tooth decay may be painless when it is in its early stages, but it can become uncomfortable if not addressed promptly by a dentist. Contributing factors to tooth decay include a high-sugar diet and irregular dental hygiene. The development of cavities is often linked to the presence of food particles and bacteria on the teeth. It's crucial to maintain good oral hygiene practices and seek professional dental care to address any signs of tooth decay. Regular dental check-ups play a key role in the prevention and early detection of dental issues.

Our dentists focus on understanding your individual requirements to recommend suitable treatments that contribute to your overall oral health and enhance dental aesthetics. Furthermore, we provide the option to schedule emergency dental appointments for new patients. This service is designed to offer prompt attention and care in urgent situations.

How to address tooth decay?

To manage tooth decay, dentists often use a dental filling or obturation. This procedure involves removing the infected part of the tooth.

Following this, the dentist cleans the cavity created by the tooth decay and applies a dental filling. The filling is then hardened to replace the affected portion of the tooth. This process aims to restore the tooth's aesthetics and reinforce its resistance.

Understanding the Consultation Process With the Dentist

During a consultation for treating tooth decay, the dentist begins by conducting a comprehensive examination of your oral health. This examination helps identify any anomalies and determine potential treatment options.

You have the opportunity to discuss and choose the type of intervention that aligns with your needs and the conditions of the operation. It's important to note that outcomes may vary. Lastly, the dentist or hygienist will offer guidance on daily practices to maintain good oral health and minimize the risk of tooth decay recurrence.

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Looking for a dentist in Hawkesbury? We're happily accepting new patients at our dental clinic! Contact us to get started today.

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