A Badly Decayed Tooth Might Need a Root Canal

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A large cavity that has gone ignored or a missing filling that has not been repaired can often allow decay to penetrate deep into the tooth. If the decay compromises the pulp or root of a tooth, your dentist, Dr. Sherif Gabr, will likely need to perform a root canal. The root canal will remove the decayed material and restore sufficient tooth structure to later mount a dental crown in Bristol, Connecticut.

Dr. Sherif Gabr will start the treatment by examining the tooth and taking some X-rays. This will let your dentist assess the extent of the decay and make sure there aren’t looming complications, like an abscess of infection in your gums.

Dr. Sherif Gabr will then remove the decay and treat any infected tissues. An abutment will then formed, which will later serve as the anchor for the crown. Then, your dentist will take a detailed impression of the area and will place a temporary crown over the abutment to protect it. The impression will be sent to a dental laboratory to serve as a guide for the technicians who construct your permanent crown.

When the lab has completed your permanent crown, Dr. Sherif Gabr will call you into Modern Dentistry of New England for your second appointment. When you come in, your dentist will cement the crown onto the abutment.

If you have a badly decayed tooth, you should call our office at 860-582-4485 to schedule an appointment.