The bacterial presence of an untreated cavity can threaten more than the surrounding tooth enamel. In time the tooth decay can advance deeply into the pulp and root of the tooth. As this starts to happen you will likely experience heightened sensitivity in the compromised tooth as well as a possible toothache.
In some of these cases, you might also notice a building pain or pressure deep within the local gum tissues. This is a distinct sign that you need to seek timely treatment from a dentist like Dr. Benjamin Johnson.
In some of these cases he might be able to treat the tooth by performing a root canal. This treatment plan might also include draining the fluid of the dental abscess as well as a follow-up course of prescription antibiotics.
Some severe cases of tooth decay and dental abscess require the total extraction of the tooth and whatever remains of its root. After everything has healed Dr. Benjamin Johnson can help you understand the dental restoration options available at Acre Wood Dental’s clinic.
This might include installing a dental bridge or performing a dental implant restoration.
If you live in the Waco, Texas, area and you have a toothache or pain in your gums, you should not delay in calling 254 227-5082 to seek timely treatment with Dr. Benjamin Johnson.