Stopping A Serious Cavity Threat With A Root Canal Treatment
Posted March 15, 2017 by Wager-Evans Dental
If enough time passes, a cavity can begin causing you serious trouble. This is because decay continually grows once it takes hold, and moves through the layers of a tooth. Once decay hits your pulp, you can start to suffer from an infection of that tooth’s living tissue, which can be quite uncomfortable. To address decay at this stage, your dentist will have to perform a root canal treatment. What you should understand is that if you forgo a root canal, or continue to delay the procedure, you face the risk of losing your tooth. Bacteria can also spread through the root, and travel to your jawbone, and cause more problems. After this restorative treatment is performed, your dentist can make sure your tooth is protected by fitting it with a dental crown.
A toothache can be more than just a nuisance. You might be suffering from a cavity that threatens to do irreversible damage. In addition to regular semiannual checkups, your dentist is available if you think you have a problem that needs their attention.
Using a porcelain crown to cover a vulnerable tooth means enjoying both protection, and cosmetic support. The reason a crown is placed is to make sure a vulnerable tooth is guarded, and to take on biting and chewing functions. When you receive a porcelain crown, you can also enjoy the confidence of knowing that your smile is not affected by the presence of a distracting restoration. If your affected tooth is harder to see, and faces more chewing and biting pressures, a gold crown may be the preferred restoration.
A root canal treatment is not what many people would consider “fun,” but you should understand that it can be necessary if you have a serious cavity. Thanks to advances in modern dental treatment, it can also be a more comfortable treatment than you realize. Our office is located in Reno, NV, and we proudly welcome residents from South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrow Creek, and all surrounding communities. To arrange for a consultation or your next dental appointment, fill out an online form, visit our office, or contact us today by calling (775) 800-4845.