Ignoring a cavity puts your smile and oral health at risk. As it continues to grow, the cavity will damage more of your tooth structure, and eventually cause further trouble by affecting the inner chamber of the tooth. At this point, you can experience problems with pain and sensitivity, swelling, and run the risk of bacteria moving through the tooth and doing more harm to your well-being! So with that said, why would someone hold off when they need restorative dental work? One reason people hesitate is because they worry about the effect treatment will have on their smile. At our Riverside, CA dentist’s office, we can take care of a damaged tooth with a lifelike dental filling or dental crown that preserves your appearance. In addition to protecting your smile, this appliance keeps the tooth safe from another infection, and also provides functional support.
Modern Restorations Can Support Teeth Without Changing Your Smile
If you are in need of cavity treatment, the tooth being restored will need protection from a filling or crown. The damage from decay is permanent, so without that support you would be at risk for physical damage as well as another infection. Fortunately, the placement of a restoration can occur without causing a cosmetic change, as both fillings and crowns can be made to imitate your healthy enamel!
What Will Your Cavity Treatment Involve?
The type of cavity treatment you receive will depend on what must take place in order to fully restore your tooth. If your cavity has caused internal problems already, it will be necessary to perform a root canal procedure before you have your crown put in place. The root canal safely removes bacteria to protect the tooth – once this is done, the area will be sealed and work is done to supply your restoration. If the cavity is caught in time, no root canal will be necessary. Early detection tends to result in the placement of a dental filling. Fillings demand less work than crowns, as they only occupy the space where decay was present. This means more of your healthy tooth is preserved!
We Also Help Our Patients Prevent Future Problems With Tooth Decay
In addition to helping our patients address problems with tooth decay, we can help you avoid future troubles through routine preventive services. At every routine checkup and cleaning, we can ensure that plaque and tartar deposits are identified and removed, and that any dental problems that have developed since your last visit are addressed.
Your Riverside, CA Dentist’s Office Is Ready To Treat Your Cavity!
At our Riverside, CA dentist’s office, patients who are experiencing problems with tooth decay can undergo care that restores their oral health while preserving their smile! To find out more about our practice, or to reach another one of our locations closest to you, call us at the following:
Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.
Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.
Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.
Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.