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A cavity that goes without professional treatment will inevitably continue to spread. As the tooth decay advances into the core of the tooth the lack of professional intervention might allow the tooth to severely fracture.

In some of these cases, Dr. Tony Hatch & Dr. Shivi Gupta and their team might be able to treat the tooth by performing a root canal. Unfortunately, there are some teeth that are too severely degraded for them to save it with conventional treatment. In a rare case like this, they might suggest extracting it to help ease any pain and prevent a new infection from spreading through your periodontal tissues.

Once your gums have been sutured, Dr. Tony Hatch & Dr. Shivi Gupta might also provide you with a prescription for pain medication, anti-inflammatories, or antibiotics.

When you are ready, our team might be able to replace the tooth’s presence in your mouth by installing a dental bridge. This dental work is essentially an artificial tooth that is fused to open crowns on each end. It will eventually be secured onto abutments created from the two teeth neighboring the void.

After it’s been created in a dental lab, your dental bridge will be cemented in place with a strong dental adhesive. This will complete the dental restoration process, thus allowing you to enjoy a normally functioning mouth.

If you live in the San Diego, California, area and you have a tooth suffering from a severe cavity, you should call 858-530-0300 to seek professional treatment at Scripps Rock Dental.