I have got a hole in my tooth!


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I have got a hole in my tooth

Upon first discerning that the structure of one of your teeth isn’t as it usually is please feel welcome to come by and discuss it with us.

What could be happening?

One of the most common reasons for experiencing a hole in the tooth is tooth decay. Tooth decay is the process where acidic waste products created by bacteria damage the tooth. If left unchecked, a point can be reached where enough mineral content in the tooth is lost and a defect (a hole or a cavity) forms on the tooth's surface. The usual pattern that decay follows can be seen in the diagram below.

Tooth decay process

If decay is left for a period of time it can spread to the nerve inside the tooth and cause infections (as can be seen in the Figure 3 & 4), Root Canal Therapy will also be required to restore the tooth.

If your teeth have been damaged as a result of decay we can help restore the tooth so that it looks and functions just like an ideal natural tooth.

Treatment options can include simple adjustments to the tooth’s surface with the addition of a tooth coloured resin. In some cases placing a crown (or a cap) on the tooth may be more appropriate.


In some cases the tooth may not be restorable and may need to be taken out. If this is the case we can provide quick tooth extractions in a peaceful and calming environment. This is why it is important to have any potential holes in your teeth investigated by a dentist. Waiting until tooth pain is experienced before fixing holes in your teeth will cost more and take a lot more time to fix down the track. 


For appointments, contact Gleaming Dental Surgery - Hunters Hill on (02) 9817 5302

*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person

Common Dental Issues & Questions

Map of Gleaming Dental - Hunters Hill

Opening Hours

Monday, Wednesday & Friday -  9am to 5pm

Our Address

Unit 6/53-55 Gladesville Rd,

Hunters Hill 2110, NSW

Our Location

Gleaming Dental Surgery - Hunters Hill is located 20mins west of Sydney. Our dental practice is within a 10 minute drive of the following suburbs, Gladesville, Lane Cove, Boronia Park, Linley Point, Putney, Drummoyne, Huntleys Point & Woolwich. 

Our dental surgery is infirm person and wheelchair accessible. Off-street visitor's parking is available for patients in Pitt St, Hunters Hill.