The longer a cavity goes without professional care from a dentist like Dr. Truong Nguyen the more likely the tooth decay is to progress into the sensitive interior of the tooth. As this starts to happen you are likely to experience discomfort, sensitivity, and an increasing toothache.
If you also notice a feeling of pain and pressure in the gums, it could be a sign that an infected dental abscess is developing. In a situation like this, you will need to seek treatment with Dr. Truong Nguyen to prevent the bacteria from spreading to your bloodstream.
A large dental abscess that also compromises the root of the tooth might not be treatable with a root canal. In a severe case like this, he might recommend extracting the tooth as part of treating the dental abscess.
This will effectively remove all traces of the tooth from the socket as well as any infected material. Once the gums have been sutured Dr. Truong Nguyen will likely give you a prescription for antibiotics and pain medication.
Once your gums have fully healed and all infection concerns have passed, Dr. Truong Nguyen can start the process of replacing the tooth with a dental bridge.
It is a single piece of dental work created from special dental materials. It will include a replica of the original tooth that is fused on each side to open dental crowns. It will eventually be mounted onto abutments formed from the healthy dentin layers of two closest neighboring teeth.
If you are in the Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, area and you have a severely compromised tooth, you should call 484.392.7687 to schedule treatment at Always Dental Care.