At a routine dental checkup, you can find out that you have a cavity before the problem is even serious enough to cause you discomfort. Once identified, this is an issue that we can treat with a a custom dental filling that protects your tooth and preserves your smile. So what will happen if you are not scheduling regular services, and you wind up with a cavity that requires more involved treatment? At our West Allis, WI dentist’s office, we can provide important restorative dental treatments to those who have advanced cavities. By providing root canal therapy to patients with this kind of issue to manage, we can make sure that treatment fully responds to problems that have developed within your tooth and put your oral health in jeopardy.
A Cavity Can Turn Into A Serious Oral Health Concern Over Time
If you wait too long to do something about tooth decay, bacteria can create access to your pulp, the central chamber of your tooth, by working through your enamel and dentin. At this point, you can experience a painful infection as harmful microbes start to attack the living tissues housed in this space. This can prove uncomfortable, but it can also put you at real risk for complications that make you vulnerable to tooth loss, along with the spread of bacteria to other areas. To properly treat this issue, it will be necessary to include root canal therapy in your overall care to restore your tooth.
Will I Need A Root Canal As Part Of My Treatment?
A root canal treatment is needed in some but not all procedures to address cavities. With this procedure, we can take care of an internal infection so that it does not spread any further. After tending to this space, we can seal it for protection, then we can provide a custom dental crown for lasting stability.
Protecting A Tooth With A Custom Crown
A dental crown is needed when your cavity is serious enough to require a root canal. Through its placement, we can make sure that your tooth is fully protected, and that you will not have issues with biting and chewing after your work is done. We can use a porcelain material to provide crowns that are lifelike as well as durable, leading to more welcome changes. Other options include restorations made from zirconia, metal, and porcelain-fused-to-metal.
Talk To Your West Allis, WI Dentist About Treatment For Your Cavity
In circumstances where we need to address advanced tooth decay, we can provide treatment for your tooth that includes a root canal. After this, we can make sure you have enough support by providing a durable custom crown. To find out more, please contact your West Allis, WI, dentist, Dr. Stubbs, by calling 414.541.8250.