There is no doubt the damage tooth decay can do to your teeth in Worcester Park and if you allow the process to run riot, you will not have to worry so much about it in the future, because you will have no teeth left to decay. In its infancy, tooth decay can be remedied by simply going along to your dentist and having a filling to stop the rot. But if the problem develops, the whole of the inside of the tooth will become infected, and you’ll know when this is because you will start to suffer pain as well. The only way out of this situation is to have root canal treatment in order to save the tooth; even then, you have halved the life of the tooth by allowing this to happen. Thankfully today, with the use of lasers, this treatment is a pretty, run-of-the-mill procedure, but it still sounds horrid. The tooth needs to be cleared of decay completely; this involves the removal of all the infected pulp inside the tooth. Once this is done, the nerves inside the roots have to come out as well so that the whole tooth is clean inside. The tooth is then disinfected and then filled; normally, this is followed up with the placement of a crown so that the size of the original tooth can be restored to protect your bite. Mulberry dental care can offer advice on this treatment as well as giving you tips on how to avoid it in the first place.