Sometimes, a busy schedule can make even a serious problem feel like something you can simply choose to ignore. Unfortunately, when it comes to your oral health, ignoring a problem can lead to further complications that have to be addressed when you finally see your dentist. If you have a toothache, it can indicate the formation of a cavity serious enough to cause an infection within the tooth. After an infection forms, the bacteria within your tooth can continue to cause pain, sensitivity, and even swelling. Without root canal therapy, its health can deteriorate so severely that the only treatment option left is to extract the tooth! Our Riverside, CA dentist’s office is prepared to work with you in order to find the reason for your toothache, treat the problem, and then restore the tooth to keep it safe.

You Could Be In Pain Because Of An Advanced Cavity

A cavity can be painless when it initially forms, but the decay will spread and do more harm to your enamel. Eventually, the damage can become severe enough to expose the tooth’s pulp, the central chamber of the tooth. When this occurs, bacteria will be able to harm the living tissues that support your tooth, causing significant discomfort. Letting the problem go addressed will give bacteria more time to multiply and spread, and that can lead to microbes traveling through the roots of a tooth to create problems in other areas.

Arranging Treatment To Fully Address An Issue With Decay

At an evaluation, your dentist will be able to check on the condition of your tooth and see what must be done to stop your toothache. Through root canal treatment, we will be able to remove the infection as well as damaged tissues in your pulp. After performing this service, we will restore the tooth with a custom dental crown to keep it safe. If there is no way to save the tooth by the time you schedule treatment, a safe extraction can be performed, and we can make plans to replace it with a lifelike dental prosthetic.

Avoid Future Problems By Scheduling Regular Checkups

If you stay consistent with regular dental exams, problems that start to affect your oral health can be discovered and treated before they progress enough to cause serious pain. Your routine exams should take place every six months, as this limits the amount of time decay will have to form and damage your enamel. Because these visits include dental cleanings, your appointments also help you avoid the formation of new issues.

Talk To Your Riverside, CA Dentist About Your Toothache

Our Riverside, CA dentist’s office is prepared to deal with a problem that is causing your toothache! To learn more about our restorative services, or to contact another one of our locations closer to you, reach out to us at the following:

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.