A Case of Severe Tooth Decay Can Cause a Toothache

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A cavity can develop on a tooth if you are inconsistent in your daily oral hygiene routine or you have other oral health issues. Once bacteria manage to establish a presence in the tooth enamel the tooth decay will gradually start to spread.

As this starts to happen the tooth can become increasingly sensitive and develop a noticeable change in texture. Without timely dental care at Dr. Condie and Dr. Tuft’s dental office, the bacteria could start to compromise the sensitive internal structures of the tooth.

This can cause significant discomfort and severe sensitivity. In time, it could escalate into a persistent toothache. In a situation like this, you need to have the tooth treated by Dr. Condie and Dr. Tuft to prevent a dangerous dental abscess from developing in your periodontal tissues.

Dr. Condie and Dr. Tuft can work quickly to diagnose the nature and severity of the tooth decay. In some cases, they might be able to treat the problem with a root canal. This will excite any infected material from your mouth and rebuild sufficient structure to anchor an eventual dental crown.

If the root of the tooth is severely infected or a large dental abscess has formed in your gums Dr. Condie and Dr. Tuft might need to extract the tooth and all compromised tissues. Once your gums have healed and any infection concerns have passed he can help you find the best option for restoring the tooth. This might come in the form of a dental bridge or dental implant.

If you live in the Springville, Utah, area and you are experiencing toothache discomfort, you should not delay in calling 801-489-7364 to have it treated by the oral care specialists at Condie & Tuft Family Dentistry.