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Painless ways to Detect Caries in South East London

28 / 02 / 2013

When you go for a check-up with your dentist in south east London, you hope that your dentist will pick up on any signs of tooth decay and gum disease quickly so that your problems can be eradicated. Sometimes, your dentist can pick up problems just by probing and prodding around in your mouth and by sight: if you flinch then you may have a problem from dental caries and if caught early, the problem can be solved with a filling, but there are ways to detect problems without having you to respond in pain. The first way is to have an x-ray, as this will highlight any signs of dental decay. Some of the more modern laser technology is also used in the detection of tooth decay and then is used to treat it. But one of the most used methods to highlight decay when it is just starting to get going, especially if you are wearing braces, is to use a dye; this will show up the early signs of plaque and then reveal caries. Early detection is key to prevent any form of decay developing into more sinister situations.

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