Decayed Teeth & Their Problems
Causes of tooth decay
The risks of tooth decay increase with the types of drinks and foods you eat. But the main cause is when you do not renew your worn fillings or restorations, allowing bacteria to enter the pulp of your tooth.
On top of this, insufficient oral hygiene routines are the leading cause, which allows plaque to form quickly, which soon turns into tartar when not removed correctly.
Once you have developed tartar, it makes the plaque harder to remove as it creates a shield for the bacteria – the only way to create a clean and healthy base is by visiting a dental professional who can remove this plaque. Advanced hygiene typically costs £155.
How to tell if your cavities are serious
- Tooth pain which diminishes your quality of life.
- Tooth loss which will affect your appearance and self-esteem.
- Tooth abscesses or pus in the gums can lead to serious life-threatening infections.
- Difficulty eating and chewing – affecting the types of foods you eat.
- Halitosis – where bad breath is persistent and uncontrollable.
- Teeth begin to crack or crumble.
What happens if you ignore dental decay?
As our dentists, it’s also our job to educate you on what happens if you let dental decay run rampant. When cavities and tooth decay go untreated, you’ll advance through the stages of dental decay and risk developing abscesses, gum swelling, damaged, broken teeth and eventually tooth loss.
It will never be too late to save your smile, but at some point, it might be too late to save your tooth, meaning you need to remove the tooth. In cases where the tooth has already fallen out, and decay has advanced so far, it will lead to more extensive and expensive repairs, where you’ll have to utilise prosthodontics and cosmetic dentistry to rebuild your smile.
Prevention is key for the future of your smile
Working with our dentists can restore your oral health to a base level that helps you prevent tooth decay from occurring again.
Our restorations, like fillings, crowns and dental sealants, offer protection for your teeth, preventing bacteria from breaking down your tooth structure.
All that will be asked of you moving forward is regular check-ups and cleans, which you should undergo every 6-12 months. However, if you have advanced gum disease, you might be on a treatment plan that requires you to visit the dentist every three months until we can manage your symptoms effectively.
You'll be in the right hands
- Inhalation sedation from £120 for nervous patients.
- Restorative, non-invasive and long-lasting treatments to repair the damage caused by decay.
- Same-day cosmetic treatments to improve the appearance of decayed teeth.
Dr George Druttman is the dentist you’ll want on your team to fight and repair the effects of dental decay.
Specialist prosthodontist Dr Druttman has over 30 years of experience helping patients rebuild their smiles with innovative and affordable procedures designed specifically for bad teeth. We’re lucky to have him. See our fees.
The moment I stepped into the clinic, the friendly receptionist – Michael, greeted me with a warm smile and efficiently took care of the check-in process. The waiting area was clean, comfortable, and featured modern decor that helped create a relaxing atmosphere. It was clear that the staff at at CapCityDental value professionalism and patient comfort.
Dr. George, the senior dental hygienist was a true expert in his field. He took the time to explain the entire cleaning process, making sure I was comfortable and informed every step of the way. Indeed, it did feel like a warm hug. Furthermore, his dental nurse Marilou was just a gem. Her gentle yet thorough approach put me at ease, and I could sense her commitment to delivering top-notch oral care. It’s evident that CapCityDental has a team that’s passionate about what they do.
What truly sets CapCityDental apart was their dedication to personalized care and patient education. The hygienist nurse took the time to discuss my oral health habits and offered valuable insights on how to improve my routine. She answered all my questions patiently, showing a genuine interest in my oral health journey. This level of individualized attention left a lasting impression on me.
In conclusion, my dental cleaning experience at CapCityDental was nothing short of outstanding. From the moment I walked in to the moment I left, I felt valued as a patient and confident in the care I received. The professionalism, expertise, and genuine concern for patient well-being were evident throughout. I wholeheartedly recommend this clinic to anyone seeking exceptional dental care in a welcoming and modern environment.
I’m already looking forward to my next visit!
Thanks to George I only require routine checkups and the odd piece of work now. Seeing George has made going to the dentist a breeze and a very happy social occasion!
I can’t recommend George highly enough. The best dentist I’ve ever had. Very attentive and caring…with exquisite attention to detail; second to none.
I should also mention that the new location in Austin Friars is a lovely calm oasis in the heart of the City. Modern health setting in a historic built environment.