Cavity treatments vary because the harm done by dental decay varies. You can control your risk for a severe cavity by keeping up with your oral hygiene routine and by scheduling regular dental exams. A problem that is caught early can undergo a conservative treatment that only requires a dental filling. However, a more severe problem with decay can require more advanced care, including treatment that involves root canal therapy. This procedure will remove unhealthy tissues and bacteria from within your tooth structure to stop further discomfort and prevent any more harm from affecting your oral health. After this treatment is performed, our Northwest IN dentist’s office will provide protection for your tooth in the form of a custom dental crown.
Will Your Cavity Cause A Painful Tooth Infection?
A cavity can be treated before an infection occurs. The trouble is that you may not realize that you have a problem with decay until you feel discomfort from an infection. One of the benefits to regular dental exams is that this can be avoided, as your dentist can point out the need for restorative dental work before you notice that something is amiss. If you are starting to feel pain on a persistent basis, or if you notice issues like increased sensitivity or changes in a tooth’s appearance, reach out for treatment. When an infection is not addressed in time, new health complications can occur, and you run the risk of losing your tooth!
How Root Canal Treatment Restores Your Oral Health
When we perform root canal therapy, we take care to remove unhealthy tissues and bacteria from the pulp, the central chamber of a tooth. That removal will stop pain and prevent further complications from impacting your health. For protection against further issues, we will seal your pulp before making arrangements to protect your tooth with a custom crown.
Taking Care Of Your Tooth With A Custom Crown
Dental crowns are used to support teeth when advanced cavities affect them. Simply put, they provide more protection than we can offer with dental fillings. Their placement will completely cover a tooth above your gum line. If you are concerned about how this might affect your appearance, you should know that our practice can provide a restoration that effectively matches the appearance of your healthy enamel.
Talk To Your Northwest IN Dentist About Stopping A Cavity With A Root Canal
When it is necessary to do so, we can take care of a cavity by providing root canal treatment. We can also provide regular updates about your oral health, which can lead to the early detection and treatment of problems before this service is needed. If you would like to find out more, please contact Healthy Smiles in Northwest IN by calling 219-938-2637!