When a cavity goes untreated the bacterial presence can extend from the tooth enamel layer to afflict the sensitive inner structures of the tooth. As this starts to happen you will likely notice heightened sensitivity in the tooth. In time, it could even cause a severe toothache.
If the discomfort also causes pain and pressure in the gums, it could mean that an infected dental abscess has formed. In a situation like this, you will need to seek treatment with Dr. Robert Eversole to prevent the bacteria from spreading to your bloodstream.
If a dental abscess is large, or the root of the tooth has been severely compromised, Dr. Robert Eversole might not be able to effectively treat the tooth with a root canal. In an extreme case like this, he might recommend extracting the tooth as part of treating the dental abscess.
This will effectively remove all traces of the tooth from the socket as well as any infected material. Once the gums have been sutured over the remaining socket, Dr. Robert Eversole will likely give you a prescription for antibiotics and pain medication.
Once your gums have fully healed and all infection concerns have passed. Dr. Robert Eversole can start the process of restoring the tooth with a dental bridge.
It is a single piece of dental work created from durable materials. It will replicate the original tooth and will be fused on each side to open dental crowns. It is mounted onto abutments formed from the healthy dentin and internal structures of the two closest neighboring teeth.
If you are in the Greensburg, Indiana, area and you have a severely decayed tooth, you should call 812-663-8088 to schedule treatment at Robert Eversole, DDS, PC.