A cavity is normally treated with a dental filling. However, if the decay is left untreated and allowed to progress, a filling might not be enough to treat it any longer. At this stage, Dr. Xavier may recommend that you schedule a root canal treatment. Though a root canal can sound like an intimidating treatment, its purpose is to alleviate pain and save the tooth.
There are many clinical reasons for needing root canal treatment, but there are also countless practical reasons why saving the natural tooth is a wise choice. For instance, if the tooth is completely removed, this may create complications for the surrounding teeth, as they shift and realign to fill the now empty space. In situations such as these, it may be best to schedule a root canal treatment at Texan Smile. A dental crown is usually recommended to protect the tooth after the root canal treatment. The crown will cover the treated tooth completely so that it holds together and avoids any further issues or problems.
Would you like to learn more about how our root canal treatment process works? Our friendly office staff would be happy to address any questions or concerns that you might have. If you are ready to set up a consultation with us, feel free to fill out our online form. We will make sure to get your appointment booked today!