Unfortunately, there will be permanent damage to your tooth structure when a cavity forms. In some cases, decay can become such a severe problem that the right restorative treatment has to access and care for the pulp, the chamber within the tooth structure. What can you expect if you need to deal with a problem that makes this care necessary? Our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office can provide the right support through root canal therapy. With this procedure, we are able to remove bacteria as well as damaged and infected tissues within your tooth structure, stopping the further spread of decay and putting an end to discomfort. We can also provide a custom dental crown to make sure that your tooth remains safe after this procedure concludes.

What Makes A Root Canal Different From Cavity Treatment With A Dental Filling?

Cavities that are caught at different stages can require different services. For a tooth that is only affected by a small cavity, we can place a dental filling after removing damaged tissues and treating the area. Why is a filling not the treatment used for every cavity? Its ability to protect your tooth is limited; when too much structural damage occurs, you can require more support. After enough time passes, bacteria will make their way into your pulp by wearing through your enamel. Not only will this cause more harm to the overall tooth structure, it will give these microbes access to the central chamber of your tooth and the nerves housed within. Removing bacteria and infected tissues from this space will require root canal treatment.

We Can Make Sure That Your Root Canal Fully Resolves A Threat To Your Smile

By performing root canal therapy, we are able to carefully access and treat problems within the tooth structure that develop when you have an advanced cavity, or when there are internal problems connected to physical harm to your tooth structure. By dealing with this issue, we can see to it that pain and sensitivity no longer affect you because of decay. In addition to clearing away unhealthy tissues, we can make sure that your pulp is sealed, and we can see to it that your tooth is protected by a dental crown.

Restoring Your Tooth After Your Root Canal

Crowns provide important support for teeth when they are impacted by severe cavities. They are carefully made so that they completely cover teeth above the gums, keeping them safe while providing bite support. You will not have to worry about how you look if you need a crown placed over a front tooth, as your restoration can be made with a material that imitates your enamel.

Talk To Your Mansfield, TX Dentist About Root Canal Treatment

Through root canal treatment, you can have problems with a severe cavity stopped before there are complications that further affect your quality of life and put you at risk for losing your tooth! For more information, reach out to Mansfield Dental Associates in Mansfield, TX today at 817-473-6227!