Why Some Cavity Treatments Include A Root Canal

There are different actions that our practice can take to help those patients in need of treatment for dental decay. Before we recommend a specific procedure, we can actually provide an evaluation to determine just how serious your cavity is, which tells us what kind of approach will be beneficial. There are times when a tooth’s treatment will call for a root canal procedure. Why is this? In order to address an infection that forms when bacteria make their way to your pulp, your Northwest IN dentist can provide this service to remove infected tissues and unwelcome bacteria within before sealing the pulp and preparing you for the placement of a dental crown. If this care is not provided, those harmful microbes will continue to attack living tissues and spread through your roots to create new problems!

What Will It Take To Fully Address Your Cavity?

We will perform an evaluation of your tooth before determining how we need to approach its treatment. Restorative dentistry can take on problems of different degrees. For less severe cases of decay, the removal of infected tissues can be followed by the placement of a conservative dental filling that only covers the area of your enamel that suffered damage. For a tooth that has become infected because of a severe cavity, or because of a tooth injury, we can instead move forward with a more involved root canal procedure. This will see bacteria within the tooth and unhealthy structure removed in order to stop the further spread of harm.

How Root Canals Deal With Advanced Decay

A root canal procedure makes it possible for us to treat problems within the pulp, the inner chamber of a tooth. After accessing this area, we can clear away the affected area and the bacteria within. After doing this, our focus will be on keeping your tooth safe. After the pulp is sealed, we can prepare the tooth to have a custom dental crown put in place over it.

What We Can Do To Keep You Safe From Future Cavities

Through your regular dental checkups and cleanings, you can lower your risk for future cavities, and you can make severe problems with decay less likely. If a cavity does impact your health, we can identify the problem during a review and provide the appropriate service to make sure it is cared for.

Talk To Your Northwest IN Dentist About Cavity Treatment

The cavity treatment that you receive at our practice can ensure that your tooth’s health is restored, and that you have support from a durable and lifelike restoration. When it is called for, our approach to care can actually take on problems within the tooth structure through root canal therapy. If you would like to learn more about this or any other service that we provide, please contact Healthy Smiles in Northwest IN by calling 219-938-2637!