An Untreated Cavity Could Lead to a Toothache

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Each of your teeth is made up of various layers of dental material. The outermost layer of tooth enamel is what gives your teeth the strength to chew food, and it protects the sensitive inner structures of the tooth. When a tooth loses enamel, a cavity can easily develop in the affected area. Without professional treatment, the tooth decay could start to penetrate beyond the tooth’s enamel layer to affect the dentin, and the pulp or root of the tooth.

As the bacterial presence continues to increase you will likely experience growing a toothache. In a scenario like this, you need to seek professional care from our dentist, Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz. Without timely diagnosis and treatment, the tooth decay can cause a dangerous abscess in your gums.

With many cases of toothache related to an untreated cavity, the dentist will need to perform a root canal. This procedure will essentially excise all of the compromised dental material. After the root canal is complete, the dentist may suggest restoring the tooth with a dental crown. If a dangerous dental abscess has formed in the gums the dentist might recommend a total extraction. In time he can help you choose the best method for replacing the missing tooth.

If you live in the Studio City, California, area and you are experiencing toothache pain from an untreated cavity, you should not delay in calling (818) 755-2920 to seek professional diagnosis and treatment at our office.