Endodontic Therapy Might Be Needed to Treat a Tooth with an Infected Root
When a severe cavity goes without timely dental care the bacterial presence of the tooth decay can gradually start in infiltrate the sensitive internal tissues of the tooth. As this happens, you might experience significant discomfort and an increasing toothache.
In a situation like this, you should strongly consider seeking out the specialist care of an endodontist like Dr. Jay A. Werschky. In a single outpatient appointment, he can determine the severity of the tooth decay and the most applicable method of treatment.
This often calls for performing endodontic therapy. Also known as a root canal, this treatment method will remove all of the afflicted tooth enamel and extract any decayed or infected material from within the tooth.
Once this is done, Dr. Jay A. Werschky will start the process of rebuilding the internal structure of the tooth with a special endodontic material. This will create a small abutment that will eventually serve to anchor a dental crown in your mouth.
The material Dr. Jay A. Werschky uses for your crown will be based on the tooth’s location and your personal preference. If the tooth was visible in your smile, he will likely recommend using a porcelain dental crown. This special dental material can be shaded to appear like natural tooth enamel.
If you are in the Grand Blanc, Michigan, area and you are suffering from a severe cavity, you should call (810) 671-5616 to seek care at Werschky & Lewis Family Dentistry.