A Cavity That Spreads to the Pulp of a Tooth May Need a Root Canal

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Tooth enamel that has been compromised by poor oral hygiene is at an increased risk of suffering a cavity. This often starts with mild discomfort or a noticeable change in the tooth’s texture. As the tooth decay worsens, the sensitive dentin layer beneath the tooth enamel could start to react to the things you eat and drink.

Without professional treatment the tooth, the decay could work its way into the sensitive pulp of the tooth. This can lead to a serious toothache, along with distress or pressure in the surrounding gums.

In a case like this you should seek care from a professional like Dr. Matthew Warlick. The expertise and training he has received can quickly assess the severity of the tooth decay to develop an effective treatment strategy.

The treatment may require a root canal to remove the compromised pulp. If a dental abscess has developed in the gums, Dr. Matthew Warlick might need to drain the fluid and remove any infected materials.

Once all infected pulp has been removed, the root chamber will be cleaned, and a filler material will be used to replace the pulp. The tooth will be sealed in preparation for a crown.

If you are in the Tulsa, Oklahoma, area and you have a severely distressed or decayed tooth, you should call 918-459-9090 to plan a visit to Contemporary Dental Arts’s clinic.