Deviations in the alignment of your teeth can cause the biting surface of one to rub excessively on an alternative surface of another tooth. If it goes unnoticed the small area of dental attrition can gradually spread to compromise an increasing amount of dental material.
In some of these cases, bacterial deposits can start to build up in the compromised area, causing a cavity to develop. This might cause increasing discomfort and sensitivity in the tooth as the dentin and possible pulp of the tooth is affected.
If you are experiencing symptoms like this, you should strongly consider seeking care at Dr. Allen Rosenthal’s endodontic clinic.
If a significant amount of the tooth’s internal structure has been compromised, he might recommend treating the tooth with endodontic therapy. Also known as a root canal, this mode of treatment is designed to remove any remaining tooth enamel as well as any other affected tissues.
Then Dr. Allen Rosenthal will then start the process of forming an abutment from special endodontic materials. This small post shaped structure will provide the necessary anchor to hold a dental crown in place.
The dental crown will need to be prepared at an off-site dental lab. When it’s ready Dr. Allen Rosenthal will cement the dental crown onto the abutment with a strong dental adhesive.
If you are in the Stamford, Connecticut, area and you have a tooth that’s been badly compromised by dental attrition, you should call 203-324-9239 to seek endodontic care at Advanced Endodontics & Microsurgery of Stamford, PC.