When a cavity on one of your teeth goes without professional treatment from a dentist like Dr. Lyndel Stripling the tooth decay will inevitably spread to compromise an increasing area of the tooth. In time the bacterial presence could affect the pulp and root of a tooth.
As this starts to happen you might notice increased sensitivity, and discomfort in the tooth. This can gradually worsen into a painful toothache.
If you are experiencing pain, pressure, or general discomfort, in the underlying gums, you might also be suffering from a developing dental abscess. This is a pocket of infection can build up periodontal tissues to threaten the integrity of the teeth in the area. Without timely treatment the infection could potentially pass to your bloodstream.
It might be possible to treat a small abscess with a course of prescription antibiotics and a root canal. This endodontic therapy will restore enough of the tooth’s structure to eventually anchor a dental crown.
A tooth suffering with a large abscess might need to be excised and tooth extracted. Once this is done Dr. Lyndel Stripling will suture your gums. Then he will likely prescribe antibiotics and pain management medication to help deal with any lingering infection and help you remain comfortable during the recovery process.
Once your gums have completely healed Dr. Lyndel Stripling can help you understand your options for restoring the tooth. This often calls for inserting a dental implant into the vacant socket or preparing the area to receive a dental bridge.
If you live in the Dallas, Texas area and you are suffering with a toothache or severely decayed tooth, you should not delay in calling 214-343-9280 to have it treated at Lake Highlands Dental.