When A Cavity Requires More Than A Filling

Many people who undergo cavity treatment leave their dentist’s office with a permanent dental filling as protection for their tooth. However, this is not always the appropriate treatment. In some cases, it is necessary to provide more involved work to make sure decay is completely addressed. Our Katy, TX dentist’s office is here to help when you have a more complicated case. For your advanced cavity, we can determine if root canal therapy is needed, and we can provide lasting support after treatment with a custom dental crown. In addition to helping those who need more involved care, we can work with individuals who need to plan multiple treatments to fully restore their oral health.

Tooth Decay Worsens Over Time

Tooth decay is a problem that will continue to worsen until you see your dentist for the appropriate restorative dental work. Unfortunately, some patients only see their dentist when they have a cavity so severe that a filling is not capable of supporting their tooth after treatment. What will it take to fully restore your oral health at this point? Depending on the state of your tooth, we may need to provide root canal therapy. To provide more structural support, we can use a dental crown to cap the tooth and keep it safe and secure.

Scheduling Treatment For An Advanced Cavity

Root canals deal with problems that create internal issues for teeth. When bacteria enter the pulp and start to attack living tissues, this procedure will see your dentist carefully access the space to remove harmful materials. After the tooth’s health is restored, the pulp is sealed before the tooth is capped with its custom crown.

We Can Help You Work Through Treatments For Multiple Cavities

When you think about what makes cavity issues “complicated,” you may focus on the idea of one advanced cavity. You should be aware that you can also need more support because you have several teeth affected by decay and in need of support. For those who need to work out a plan for multiple treatments, we can discuss the appropriateness of a full mouth reconstruction. This can take on more than just cavities, as we can outline a plan to address additional concerns, such as pain and stiffness brought on by TMJ disorder.

Talk To Your Katy, TX Dentist About Your Cavity Trouble

Our Katy, TX dentist’s office is ready to help when our patients experience problems with dental decay. We can even step in and provide meaningful support when you have multiple cavities to address, or when the damage to your tooth is serious enough to require root canal therapy. To find out more, please reach out to Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849.