The heightened sensitivity of a small cavity or missing filling might be tolerable for a short amount of time. This usually means that the compromised area of tooth enamel has exposed the sensitive dentin layer within. At this point, it is wise to have the offending tooth treated at Dr. Steven and Randy’s dental office in American Fork, Utah.
As time goes on the bacterial presence in the tooth could deepen. If it compromises the pulp, root, or nerve of the tooth you could experience significant toothache pain. In a situation like this, you should not delay in seeking timely professional care. Without treatment, the tooth decay could penetrate your gums and cause a dangerous abscess.
Dr. Steven and Randy will start by examining the tooth and taking a few X-rays. Once he has diagnosed the nature and extent of the problem, he will present you with the most applicable treatment method.
In many of these cases of toothache pain, Dr. Steven and Randy will need to perform a root canal. This special endodontic treatment will remove any areas of decay or infected structures in the tooth. This will restore sufficient structure to mount an eventual dental crown.