Ignoring A Cavity Can Lead To Big Oral Health Problems

Ignoring A Cavity Can Lead To Big Oral Health Problems

Posted October 11, 2017 by Wager-Evans Dental

When it first forms, a cavity will only impact your tooth’s enamel. This is certainly a problem, but in this early stage, your dentist can simply remove the infected area, and provide you with a dental filling, to effectively restore your tooth. However, the treatment procedure will change if your cavity has more time to do damage. Eventually, bacteria will be able to infect the living tissue in your pulp. This can lead to real discomfort, and put you at risk for losing your tooth! The longer you wait to treat tooth decay, the more likely you are to suffer complications that impact your oral health. Eventually, a cavity can do enough damage to cost you your tooth, and you can suffer additional complications.

What Patients Should Anticipate From A Root Canal Treatment

A root canal treatment will involve your dentist accessing your pulp, so that infected tissue can be carefully removed. The inner chamber will have to be sealed after this takes place. Without this procedure, an infection can eventually damage a tooth seriously enough to make it impossible to save.

Enjoying Long Term Support From A Dental Crown

After a root canal, your dentist will have to supply you with lasting protection for your tooth. To supply sufficient support, a dental crown can be fitted over that tooth. If your tooth is more visible in your smile, your dentist will typically opt to support it with a tooth-colored porcelain crown. When you practice smart preventive care, and avoid biting or chewing on hard substances, you can keep your restoration in good condition for many years.

Talk To Wager-Evans Dental If You Need To Have A Cavity Treated

At Wager-Evans Dental, you can count on superior cavity care when you have a tooth affected by decay. Earlier treatment will allow you to limit the damage ultimately done by a cavity. That being said, our office can also help if you need treatment for more advanced decay. Located in Reno, NV, our office also welcome families from South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrow Creek, and all surrounding areas. To schedule a consultation or your next dental appointment, visit our office, or contact us today  by calling (775) 829-7700.