When you have a cavity, can you always count on treatment with a filling to provide all of the support that you require? In many situations, this is an effective approach to care, but there are times when you will need more involved services. At our Riverside, CA dentist’s office, we can determine if you need more advanced treatment. This is necessary when a cavity grows too large for a filling, or when the tooth shows signs of an infection. The good news is that by treating advanced dental decay in time, we can restore your oral health and preserve your full smile, and we can put an end to complications that cause persistent discomfort.

A Cavity Can Turn Into A Serious Oral Health Threat!

The longer you wait to treat a cavity, the more serious it can become. As bacteria continue to destroy your tooth structure, they can eventually make their way into your pulp and cause a painful infection. At this point, you will have to contend with an infection of the living tissues within your tooth, something that can certainly be painful! At this point, you should be aware that the infection can keep spreading, which can cause issues with tooth loss and more health complications.

Dealing With An Infected Tooth

To fully treat your infected tooth, we can provide root canal therapy. This service removes infected tissues and bacteria from within the tooth structure. Providing this service will stop active discomfort, and it will prevent further complications that can cause you to lose your tooth! After this is done, we will need to set a custom dental crown in place. The crown will provide coverage to avoid further damage to your tooth structure, and it will provide needed bite support.

What Can I Do To Avoid Future Issues With Advanced Decay

The risk you face for advanced tooth decay lowers when you see your dentist for regular exams and cleanings. At these appointments, we can alert you to issues with poor dental and periodontal health that call for timely treatment. In addition to alerting you to problems, these visits also make issues less likely to occur.

Talk To Your Riverside, CA Dentist About Treating Your Advanced Cavity

Through the treatment of advanced tooth decay, we can put a stop to a potentially serious issue with your oral health, one that can lead to tooth loss and other problems. Our practice is ready to provide both restorative treatments and the kinds of services that help you avoid them. To find out more, or to reach one of our other locations closer to you, please call 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.