Cavities are no joke. In fact, they can affect your overall oral health. That is why it’s important to get them treated as soon as you know you have them. At the early stages of development, Dr. Vera Matshkalyan can eliminate the decay and treat the tooth with a dental filling. However, if it’s not treated early enough, other treatments might be necessary.
One treatment we might recommend is restoration with a dental crown. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that replaces the shell of your tooth enamel. This restoration is necessary when the cavity is too big to be repaired with a dental filling. When placing a dental crown, Dr. Matshkalyan will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and most of the outer shell. Then, she will create a dental crown that is right for your smile. When it’s ready, she will cement it in place.
Another treatment we might suggest is root canal therapy. This is needed when the decay reaches the internal structures of the tooth (like the nerve, pulp, and roots). When performing root canal therapy, your dentist will remove the nerve, pulp, roots, and infected enamel, fill the hole with a special dental paste, and then cover the tooth with a dental crown.
The last treatment we might employ is tooth extraction. This is usually a last-resort option that is needed when the decay has destroyed the entire tooth. When extracting a tooth, your dentist will numb your mouth with an anesthetic and remove the tooth.
Call Kingston Family Dental today at 603-347-1327 in Kingston, New Hampshire if you have a cavity. Remember: the sooner you treat it, the better. We also invite you to contact our team if you have any questions. We’re happy to help you!