If you have a bad habit of skipping a regularly scheduled dental checkup, your gums could be at increased risk of suffering from periodontal disease, and your teeth could be affected by undiagnosed tooth decay. As an untreated cavity grows, the demineralization of the tooth enamel could allow bacteria to gain access to the sensitive core structures of the tooth. As it worsens, you might start to notice severe sensitivity and increasing toothache pain localized within a single tooth.
If you are experiencing any signs of dental distress, you need to visit David J. Harsant, DDS, PA’s dental office as soon as possible. After assessing the nature and severity of the problem Dr. Harsant can present you with the applicable treatment options. This might involve administering a root canal to effectively excise the infected tissues and tooth enamel, before creating an abutment capable of anchoring an eventual dental crown.
If the problem also includes a dangerous dental abscess in the underlying gums, Dr. Harsant might recommend extracting whatever remains of the tooth’s root. This mode of treatment is often seen as a last resort to prevent medical complications.
Once your gums have thoroughly healed and any infection concerns have cleared up, the tooth can then be replaced with either a dental bridge or a dental implant. If you are in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and you are experiencing toothache pain, you should call 910.864.4646 to seek treatment at David J. Harsant, DDS, PA.