When it comes to solving a problem, it seems unlikely that you would be happy with part of a solution. If you have an issue with tooth decay that calls for restorative dental treatment, it is important to have the problem addressed completely. That means fully removing an infection, and damaged material. It also means taking care to restore your tooth, so that it remains healthy, and stable enough to support biting and chewing pressure. At our McKinney, TX dental office, we can provide you with effective care to make sure your cavity is fully treated. We can also make sure you have no issues with internal tooth problems because of decay, and help you manage any anxieties around treatment with appropriate dental sedation.
Cavities Grow More Severe As Time Passes
The type of treatment you need for your tooth will change as a cavity continues to grow. While you can stop decay from reaching the point of forming a cavity on your enamel, there is not a way for you to stop a cavity’s growth on your own once one has formed. Before committing to a treatment, your dentist will check on the status of your tooth to determine how serious decay has become, and what type of restoration you might need.
Treating A Tooth That Develops An Internal Infection
A cavity can reach a stage where decay affects the interior of your tooth, causing a concerning infection. When this occurs, bacteria that infiltrate your pulp (your tooth’s inner chamber) can create discomfort and dental sensitivity as they attack living tissues that support a tooth.
An internal infection can be treated with a root canal procedure. Once this procedure is completed, a threat that could have cost your tooth is removed. If the idea of a root canal makes you uneasy, you can receive nitrous oxide, or an oral sedative, to help you stay comfortable.
We Provide Our Patients With Modern, Tooth-Colored Restorations
After a cavity is treated, your tooth will require the permanent support of a dental restoration. This is necessary because your tooth will not be able to recover from the damage done by decay on its own. Fortunately, this does not have to spell the end for your smile as you know it! At our practice, we can supply patients with tooth-colored dental fillings, as well as lifelike dental crowns for more serious cavities.
Talk To Illume Dental About Providing Work To Address Your Cavity
At Illume Dental, patients can look forward to a positive experience in the dentist’s chair, even when they find themselves there to have an advanced cavity treated. Our practice can make sure your dental health needs are fully addressed when you have a problem, and we can provide important ongoing support to help you maintain good oral health. For more information, please call our McKinney, TX dental practice at (469) 301-1255.