It is never a good idea to put off dental treatment if you know you have a cavity. If this condition is not promptly treated, you will be placing the health of your teeth and gums at risk. Here are three potentially serious scenarios:
- Symptoms such as pain, swelling around the gums and a bad taste in the mouth can occur.
- You may need root canal therapy, if the tooth becomes infected.
- In serious cases, the tooth could need to be extracted.
“Decay that has progressed to this point can also cause an abscess to form, which is a pocket of infection.”
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Dr Siddharth Wandrekar - Practice principal (GDC No. 170074)
BDS – India 2004, MSc Prosthetic Dentistry 2007 (London), MJDF Royal College of Surgeons England
Sidd has been with Brunel Dental Practice since 2011 and took over the practice in September 2016 after the previous principal retired.
Sidd qualified in 2004 from one of the prestigious Universities in India. He came to the UK and meritoriously obtained a Masters in Prosthetic Dentistry from King’s College, London. He then spent a year in a hospital environment being involved in major surgeries such as head and neck cancer, correction of jaw fractures and complex surgical removal of teeth. He moved to work as an Associate in Private and NHS practices in Scotland before joining Brunel Dental Practice.
Sidd enjoys dentistry because he can help everyone to achieve good dental health and overall well-being in a caring and comfortable environment.
He is married with two boys who keep him on his toes. He loves playing tennis and represents the local club in the regional Leagues. He loves to travel and visit offbeat places. He also has a keen interest in current affairs.