How serious can an untreated cavity be for your oral health? You may be surprised – and alarmed – to know that with enough time, tooth decay can lead to a worrying infection. This results when a cavity is large enough to expose your pulp, the inner chamber of your tooth, to oral bacteria. Once this has occurred, you have to worry about pain and dental sensitivity, which can become a persistent issue for you. If the problem continues to go unaddressed, you can lose the tooth! At our McKinney, TX dental practice, we can save a vulnerable tooth by performing a root canal procedure.
Persistent Dental Pain Can Be A Warning That Your Tooth Is In Real Trouble
You can recognize that you have a problem with your tooth when you start to notice ongoing issues with sensitivity to heat and cold, or when you develop problems with dental pain. For many people, the effects of a tooth infection are uncomfortable enough to make restorative dental work a priority. However, if you are trying to ignore discomfort, you should be aware that if the matter is not addressed, you can wind up losing your tooth!
Arranging Your Root Canal Treatment At Our Practice
At our practice, we can take care of a vulnerable tooth through root canal treatment. The procedure can be performed safely, and with your comfort in mind. To help patients feel at ease, we can provide dental sedation during the procedure. The goal is to make sure that your oral health needs have been appropriately managed, and to ensure that your tooth is no longer at risk from decay. The process will see your dentist remove damaged tissues housed within your tooth before sealing the inner chamber, or pulp, and providing a durable restoration.
Restoring Your Tooth After Your Root Canal
We provide custom dental crowns for patients after root canal treatment. You can count on your crown to protect your tooth, and give it enough support so that you can comfortably use it to bite and chew. If you are concerned that people will be able to see the crown when you smile and speak, you can be relieved to learn that we do offer crowns made from lifelike materials.
Talk To Illume Dental About Setting Up Your Root Canal
At Illume Dental, patients who need restorative dental work can look forward to fantastic treatment! We are committed to making sure that your needs are fully met when you need a root canal procedure, or any other form of work to address your oral health. We can also provide ongoing support in the form of dental exams and cleanings, so you are less likely to experience problems in the future! To find out more about our practice, or to make an appointment with us, please call Illume Dental in McKinney, TX at (469) 301-1255.