What Are Your Treatment Options for Tooth Decay?

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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.

Regardless of the decay you’re dealing with, you should have the issue addressed as quickly as possible. Sadly, decay can move through your teeth quickly after it breaks through your enamel. This is one reason we suggest visiting our team at least once every six months—or if you think you have decay. If your decay is severe, our team could recommend root canal therapy. You see, if decay reaches the center of your tooth, it may be difficult to treat—making root canal therapy a necessity. However, having a cavity filled is often enough to address tooth decay.

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 Mountain Peak Dental at 406-363-4010. Our dentist, Dr. Jeff Davidson, 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!