While your goal should be to prevent any troubles from affecting your smile, tooth decay and dental damage may become an issue at some point in your life. When you do find yourself in need of restorative dental work, you can be understandably concerned about the way treatment might affect your smile, and how this might impact your dental function. At our Dallas, TX dental practice, we provide our patients with smile-friendly restorations that keep teeth protected, and also prevent problems with your smile. We are also prepared to take all necessary steps to deal with an internal tooth infection, an issue that can occur after an injury, or in a case where a patient has an advanced cavity.
An Advanced Cavity Or Dental Injury Can Lead To Infection
One problem with a cavity that has time to worsen, or a significant dental injury, is that it can lead to a painful internal infection. If you develop a problem with your pulp, the inner chamber of your tooth, it can lead to pain or sensitivity that interferes with your daily life. If the problem is given enough time, it can eventually cause additional problems as bacteria spread through a tooth’s root.
Restoring A Tooth Via Root Canal Treatment
A root canal procedure removes infected dental material from the interior of your tooth, and protects you from further troubles. In the course of treatment, your dentist will access your pulp, clear away damaged and infected tissues, then seal the pulp before you receive a restoration. When this work is completed, it can put a stop to ongoing discomfort, so you no longer have to deal with pain or sensitivity. It is important to take care of this problem promptly – if the infection that forms becomes too serious, the only option left to your dentist may be to extract the tooth!
Providing Lasting Tooth Support With A Modern Restoration
Our teeth are limited in their ability to heal themselves, which means you will need a restoration after having your tooth trouble corrected. If you have a serious dental injury or advanced cavity, you can require a dental crown. A crown is a restoration that completely covers a tooth above the gum line, and becomes its substitute for biting and chewing. In cases where decay is relatively minor, your dentist can provide you with support via the placement of a modern, tooth-colored dental filling.
Schedule Modern Restorative Dental Care At Columbia Dental And Orthodontics
At Columbia Dental And Orthodontics, patients who are worried about their oral health can look forward to quality care from our office! We are prepared to supply you with a modern dental crown or filling, and we can make sure any internal issues with a tooth are fully managed. For more information, schedule an appointment with Dr. Kalyan Nadella or Dr. Benjamin Walder at Columbia Dental & Orthodontics in East Dallas, TX today by calling (214) 827-8000