Tooth decay that goes ignored or untreated can pose an increasing risk to the overall health and structural integrity of the affected tooth. In time the compromised dental structure could lead to a severe dental fracture or a dangerous infection deep in the root of the tooth.
If you are suffering from a badly decayed tooth, the wisest course of action is to seek professional treatment from a dentist like Dr. Dexter Inniss. In a case where the tooth has been severely compromised for him to treat it with a root canal he might recommend a total dental extraction.
After everything has healed, Dr. Dexter Inniss can start the process of replacing the tooth with a dental bridge. This mode of dental restoration calls for installing a solid piece of dental work that replicates the appearance and function of the original tooth. It is fused to a pair of crowns on each end.
It will eventually be anchored on a pair of abutments prepared by removing the tooth enamel layer from the two teeth neighboring the void. These two anchor points created from the core structures of the teeth will have the sufficient strength to anchor your dental bridge in place.
After its creation in a state of the art dental lab Dr. Dexter Inniss will cement the dental bridge into your mouth with a strong dental adhesive. This will complete the dental restoration and allow you to enjoy the basic function of the previously decayed tooth.
If you live in the Conyers, Georgia, area and you have a tooth suffering from an untreated cavity you should call 770-760-7566 to have it treated at Gentle Touch Dental.