Advanced cavities pose a real threat to your tooth, to your smile, and to your oral health. As decay worsens, a cavity will eat through the layers of your enamel and dentin, and will allow an infection to take hold in your pulp. When this happens, you can expect to feel pain, and deal with a frustrating degree of sensitivity. However, the threat can still worsen – bacteria can pass through the root of your tooth, and spread beyond it. If it is deemed necessary, your dentist may have to extract a tooth with a serious cavity. That being said, if you receive treatment in time, your dentist can restore that tooth by performing a root canal treatment.
Targeting An Infection That Enters Your Tooth’s Pulp
With a root canal, your dentist can take care of a cavity that has led to bacteria infecting the living tissue of your tooth. By removing infected tissue, and providing support, your dentist can keep you from losing the tooth. A root canal will call for the placement of a dental crown. If you are worried that a crown in a more visible area will have a distracting effect on your smile, porcelain or ceramic can be used to make a restoration that will blend in and avoids detection.
Can I Lose My Tooth Because Of A Cavity?
If a cavity does enough damage, your dentist may have no choice other than to extract it. Your dentist will supply you with the appropriate sedative, to help you stay relaxed, and avoid discomfort. You will be given instructions on proper care after the extraction takes place.
Care For Advanced Cavities Is Available At Pecan Tree Dental
Cavities that go untreated can pose a serious threat to your smile. At Pecan Tree Dental, Dr. Quinn Smith offers advanced care for serious cavities, in order to protect your oral health. In addition to dealing with the infection, you can be supplied with a restoration that supports your tooth, and preserves your appearance. You can arrange for an appointment with Dr. Smith by contacting us at (972) 262-5111. We are proud to provide care for the residents of Grand Prairie, as well as surrounding areas including Arlington, South Dallas, Cedar Hill, and Duncanville.