Tooth decay often starts out small and only mildly inconvenient. Some people even learn to deal with the discomfort and heightened sensitivity that comes with an untreated cavity. However, choosing to forgo professional treatment and repair can often prove to be a serious error of judgement.
As time goes by, the bacterial presence in the tooth will continue to spread and deepen within the tooth. This process will be significantly accelerated by any inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene routine. If the bacteria manage to affect the pulp or root of the tooth, a dental crown restoration alone might not be the most viable treatment option.
For a tooth in this condition, you will likely need Dr. Allen Rosenthal and the endodontic specialists at his Stamford, Connecticut, clinic to perform a root canal. This special treatment method will remove any afflicted outer and internal structures of the tooth.
Dr. Allen Rosenthal will then use a special material known as gutta percha to replace any excised tissues. This will create a post-like structure known as an abutment that will anchor an eventual dental crown.
Once it is cemented into place with a dental-grade adhesive, the crown will fully restore the strength and feel of the natural tooth for many years to come.
If you live in the Stamford, Connecticut, area and you have a tooth suffering from severe untreated tooth decay, you should call 203-324-9239 to seek endodontic care at Advanced Endodontics & Microsurgery of Stamford, PC.