Sometimes you might notice a suspicious change in the surface texture of a tooth. This might also be accompanied by minor sensitivity, or discomfort when biting down on the tooth. These early signs of a cavity developing should not be put off until your next dental checkup at MI Beautiful Smile’s clinic. Without timely treatment, the existing area of tooth decay could spread to affect the sensitive core structures of the tooth.
Early signs that this has started to occur could include a feeling of pressure or growing ache in the underlying gums or a gradually worsening toothache.
Sometimes a tooth in this condition requires Dr. Brant Pittsley to perform endodontic therapy. More commonly known as a root canal, this treatment method will remove any decayed dental structure and infected tissues from the tooth. Then he will use a special material to create a small abutment capable of anchoring a dental crown restoration.
This will fully replicate the original tooth enamel layer with a special dental material such as gold, base metal alloys, or a special dental grade porcelain. The specific material he recommends for the dental crown will be based on the tooth’s location and function in your mouth.
If you live in the Davisburg, Michigan, area and you are experiencing toothache pain, you should not delay in calling 248-634-7002 to seek treatment at MI Beautiful Smile’s clinic.