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Teeth have a hard enamel surface protecting the nerve of the tooth. But poor oral hygiene and/or diet can lead to a build-up of plaque and the slow destruction of the hard surface, which can lead to decay. If decay is left untreated, it may lead to pain and/or the nerve of the tooth to become infected and die. This may lead to an abscess.
With regular dental examinations at Craigmillar Dental Centre and, if required, low dose digital x-rays, early detection and treatment are possible.