We encourage all of our patients to have regular dental check-ups. Early diagnosis of tooth decay and gum disease means that treatment is much easier, more successful and cheaper. We use digital radiography so that tooth decay can be diagnosed and treated or monitored at an early stage. An untreated cavity may lead to root canal treatment and a crown. Sometimes no treatment may be necessary – if the decay has only reached the enamel of the tooth alteration of one’s diet and application of a topical fluoride may reverse the decaying process.