Close-up latex plate designed to isolate the tooth to be treated from the rest of the oral cavity during treatment. The dentist prepared the tooth for treatment.Preventive dentistry is necessary for keeping your teeth strong and protected, but restorative dentistry is a necessary backup in the event that a condition or infection develops rapidly. Indeed, maintaining a well-rounded preventive routine is imperative for maintaining a lifelong grin, but it is also important to note that falling short in any one area is enough to invite unwelcomed concerns, whether you are aware of it or not. In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS dentist takes a look at the way infection spreads, causing significant damage to your inner nerves, and how root canal therapy can help.

Letting it go on Too Long

While many instances of an upset stomach or a headache can best be handled with a little bit of time, the same cannot be said for oral health concerns. Indeed, whether you are experiencing a toothache, problems with oral function, or anything else in-between, time is only going to cause your condition to get worse.

As an example, let’s look at dental decay. Oftentimes, many patients are unaware that there is an issue until they begin to experience sharp pains, sensitivity, and more. Unfortunately, if things get to this stage, that means that things have progressed far worse than you might have hoped.

Indeed, decay starts off by creating a cavity, and as time goes on, the hole will only get bigger and bigger. What’s more? The infection works its way deeper into your tooth where it can cause damage to your inner pulp and nerves. Eventually, this will result in a lost tooth. To learn more about this process, reach out to our team today.

Consequences of Not Seeking Treatment

Just as your condition will get worse with time, it will become more difficult to treat and require more extensive treatment as well. What’s more? The worse it gets, the least successful any treatment will be as well. In fact, your tooth can become so compromised that even with a restoration such as a filling or a cap, it will continue to spread and cause your treatment to fail. Because of this, your dentist recommends seeking treatment sooner rather than later. Contact our team today to learn more about this process.

What We do to Help

If your decay has started to impact your oral function, as well as causes pain, we may recommend a root canal procedure to help. This process involves carefully but thoroughly removing the infected portions of your structure, then filling your hollow root canals with a dental material. To finish your treatment, we will place a custom crown restoration on top in order to promote adequate healing and protection from harm.

Schedule Your Visit

Your smile’s health is of the utmost importance, and our team is ready to help. Contact Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, KS by calling 913-681-5500 to schedule your next visit with our team today.