If tooth decay has attacked your teeth and harmed your smile, it’s important to get it treated as soon as possible. If you don’t, there is a high chance it could spread throughout the tooth and cause severe complications, which usually result in tooth extraction. So, if you have noticed a sign of tooth decay, it’s best to call Pollary Family Dentistry at 719-591-0750 and schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Kenneth Pollary.
There are many treatments available, including:
-Dental filling: A dental filling is the most common treatment for tooth decay. This treatment involves Dr. Kenneth Pollary removing the decayed section of the tooth with a drill or dental laser and then filling the hole with a filling. The filling used will depend on the tooth’s visibility and function in the mouth. Your filling options usually include amalgam, composite resin, and inlays or onlays.
-Pulp capping: Pulp capping is a rare treatment that is necessary when the decay has spread to the pulp and nerve of the tooth but has only infected them slightly. This is the best treatment when there’s still a possibility of naturally repairing the nerve. The treatment involves your dentist covering the pulp and nerve and then filling the hole with a dental filling.
-Root canal: A root canal is needed when the pulp and nerve of the tooth are so severely infected that they need to be removed. Your dentist or endodontist will remove these sections of the tooth, fill the root will a special substance so your tooth is not hollow, and then place a dental crown on top of the tooth.
These three treatments will help you restore the health of your tooth and smile. For more information and details about treatments for tooth decay in Colorado Springs, Colorado, please call us at your earliest convenience. We are happy to give you the information you need so you can better understand the best treatments for your smile!