There are times when tooth decay will require root canal therapy. However, there are also times when the problem will be treated without this procedure. Why is this work only sometimes necessary? Simply put, a problem with decay worsens in time—if you have work done before a cavity is too serious, you can receive a custom dental filing to protect your tooth, and you can go without a root canal. If you do need this procedure, putting it off can lead to problems, as your oral health can worsen and put you at risk of losing your tooth. Our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office can take care of you if you find yourself in a position where this procedure is necessary.

Is Your Cavity Severe Enough To Require Root Canal Therapy?

A cavity will become severe enough for root canal therapy when bacteria make their way through your enamel. Once decay exposes you to an internal infection, you can experience pain and sensitivity that are difficult to ignore. Without the appropriate intervention, your tooth can even be lost, as the damage can become too extensive. Before we proceed with your restorative dental work, we will evaluate you to determine what level of care is necessary.

Arranging Treatment For Your Vulnerable Tooth

If your tooth is vulnerable due to advanced decay, we can move forward with root canal therapy. This procedure will see your pulp—the tooth’s central chamber—carefully accessed by your dentist so that it can be worked on. We will clear away bacteria and unhealthy tissues in order to stop a worsening infection. From there, we can do the work of restoring your tooth so that your bite function and smile are not hurt. A custom dental crown can provide the right protection and even preserve the way you look.

Receiving A Restoration After Your Procedure

Our practice can provide patients treatment with dental crowns that imitate healthy enamel. These kinds of restorations can help you with both your bite support and your ability to to remain confident in your smile. Before any tooth is restored, we will take careful measurements to make sure that your crown is the right shape and size. For our lifelike restorations, we can even do a careful color match to ensure that your appearance is not changed by treatment.

Your Mansfield, TX Dentist Can Provide Root Canal Therapy For Your Advanced Cavity

Hopefully, you will not find yourself searching for treatment because of an advanced cavity. With that said, we are here to help our patients who come to us with concerns about dental pain or sensitivity. In addition to providing restorative services, remember that we are also here to provide preventive care that can help with cavity prevention. To find out more about our services, please contact Mansfield Dental Associates at 817-473-6227!