Problems Associated With Untreated Tooth Decay

Are you really at risk for problems if you hold off on a cavity treatment? Is there any way to slow down or stop the spread of tooth decay on your own? The unfortunate truth is that when it comes to cavities, it is important that you do not delay restorative dental work. As you wait to arrange treatment, bacteria can continue doing damage to your enamel, and eventually expose the living tissues in your pulp to infection. At this point, you need more involved restorative dental work! Your Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office can provide you with the appropriate treatment to put a complete stop to a cavity, and protect your smile from further troubles.

Putting Off A Cavity Treatment Means Suffering More Permanent Harm

A cavity’s damage is permanent, and decay will only grow worse with time if you do not schedule the appropriate care. One thing that is particularly concerning is that with enough time, a cavity can cause an internal infection that seriously threatens the condition of your tooth. Even through modern dental fillings and dental crowns can provide great protection, there is no substitute for a fully healthy tooth!

A Cavity Can Result In An Internal Tooth Infection

An internal infection that results from a cavity can cause real discomfort, and make biting and chewing more difficult. Over time, it is possible for bacteria that have infiltrated your pulp to travel further, using that tooth’s roots to reach your jawbone. From there, new health problems can arise. An internal tooth infection can damage your tooth so badly that the only option left is a tooth extraction. Fortunately, before this happens, it is possible to put an end to your problems with a root canal treatment.

Your Dentist Can Help You Avoid Cavities, Too

Your dentist’s preventive services will help you stay out of trouble when it comes to tooth decay. At every routine checkup, you receive a dental cleaning that removes harmful agents like plaque, and tartar. Because of this treatment, you can be better defended against future cavities. If small problems have already led to tooth decay, your dentist can recognize that something is wrong, and talk to you about the appropriate treatment, before you have to deal with a tooth infection.

Talk To Dr. Browne To Schedule Treatment For Tooth Decay

Dr. Browne is ready to help patients deal with the problems associated with tooth decay. At our Prairie Village, KS practice, you can have your tooth thoroughly evaluated, treated, and protected with an appropriate restoration. We can also talk to you about preventing problems at every routine evaluation. To learn more or to schedule a visit with Dr. Browne, contact our office today at (913) 901-8585.