Do you have a cavity? If so, please seek treatment as soon as possible. Early treatment usually means a simple dental filling. If you choose to wait, however, you may find yourself needing more serious treatments with a greater long-term impact.
If your cavity is too large for a dental filling, you might find that you need a dental crown. This is a tooth-shaped cap that replaces the entire enamel shell of the tooth. Dr. David J. Harsant will first remove the decayed portion of the tooth as well as most of the outer shell. Then, he will make a custom dental crown to fit the needs of your specific smile. When the crown is ready, it will be cemented over the tooth.
If your tooth decay penetrates the inner nerve of the tooth, you might also find that you need a root canal. In this case, Dr. David J. Harsant will remove the inside pulp as well as the decayed areas of the tooth, filling the hole with a special dental material and protecting the tooth with a crown.
When decay has destroyed too much of the tooth for a crown or root canal to recover the damage, the only treatment to consider is a tooth extraction. Here Dr. David J. Harsant will make sure you are given a powerful anesthetic and will then numb your mouth and remove the tooth.
If you need a cavity treatment in Fayetteville, North Carolina, please call David J. Harsant, DDS, PA at 910.864.4646. Our dental team will be happy to help you!