Available treatment for tooth infection related conditions
- Fluoride treatments. If your cavity just started, a fluoride treatment may help restore your tooth’s enamel and can sometimes reverse a cavity in the very early stages. Professional fluoride treatments can be discussed with Dr. Levit during your appointment
- Fillings. Fillings, also called restorations, are the main treatment option when decay has progressed beyond the earliest stage. Fillings, offered in our office, are tooth-colored composite resins offer multiple advantages available now due to nowadays advanced technologies in dental field.
- Crowns. For extensive decay or weakened teeth, you may need a crown — a custom-fitted covering that prevents tooth fracturing by holding the remaining tooth structure together. Crowns in our office are fabricated from different tooth-colored materials that will be discussed in “Crowns” section.
- Root canals. When decay reaches the inner material of your tooth – pulp located in the middle of the tooth, chamber with rigid walls and soft tissues inside – you will need a root canal. This is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth instead of removing it. The diseased tooth pulp is removed. Medication is sometimes put into the root canal to clear any infection. Then the pulp is replaced with a filling.
- Tooth extractions. Some teeth become so severely decayed that they can’t be restored and must be removed. Having a tooth pulled can leave a gap that allows your other teeth to shift. If possible, consider getting a bridge or a dental implant to replace the missing tooth.