When a cavity goes without professional treatment, decay can gradually start to compromise the structure of the tooth. This can eventually cause the tooth to severely fracture. When this happens, the pain can sometimes be significant and the bacterial presence in the area can lead to other complications.
Sometimes, Dr. Scott Lindsay can treat a tooth in this condition with endodontic therapy. This will remove any compromised material before restoring sufficient structure to anchor an eventual dental crown. If the root has been severely compromised or a dangerous infection has formed in your gums, Dr. Scott Lindsay might advocate a total dental extraction.
Once your gum have healed he can start the process of restoring the tooth by installing a dental implant. This involves inserting a titanium dental implant into the underlying bone structure in the socket. Titanium is known to be biologically safe as it will gradually fuse to bone structure of your jaw to create a strong anchor for an eventual dental crown.
If you live in the Centennial, Colorado, area and you have a severely decayed or distress tooth, you should call 720-420-6226 to seek treatment and restoration at Peak Dental Care.