If you are suffering from a touch of tooth decay, it won’t be hard to tackle in its infancy, but there is a grey area that if you ignore it happening, it can lead to more sinister events kicking-off in the future. Decay can lead to tooth-loss and periodontal disease- as well as abscesses. Catch it early on and you may get away with a filling to stop the rot, allow it to go further though and you’ll need root canal treatment; anymore after this means you are being ignorant and you deserve all you get. Remember, these treatments aren’t cheap and get more expensive if you leave them to fester. Even after being successfully treated, you really should wise up as to why it happened in the first place and take a look at your lifestyle, your diet and your oral hygiene. Remember, tooth decay is an early warning signal to what could follow and that won’t be attractive at all. Talk to Clifton Dental in Bristol about any worries you have on this issue for they are experts in this field and can advise you on this specific problem and how to avoid it breaking out later in life- plus they serve the Chepstow area.