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When a cavity or distressed filling goes untreated, it can allow tooth decay to penetrate deep into the tooth. As this happens, you will likely feel increasing sensitivity, discomfort, or a persistent toothache. In a situation like this, you should not delay in seeking endodontic care at Dr. Stephen T. McInerney’s clinic.

In a short amount of time, he can assess the severity of the tooth decay and the most effective method to treat the distressed tooth. This often calls for performing endodontic therapy to remove the compromised tooth enamel and excise all of the infected tissues from within the tooth.

Once this is done, Dr. Stephen T. McInerney will rebuild the internal structures of the tooth with a special endodontic material known as gutta percha. This will create a small abutment that will eventually anchor a dental crown in your mouth.

Dr. Stephen T. McInerney will take an impression of the abutment and the related teeth in the area. This will be sent to a dental lab to guide dental technicians in creating the dental crown.

When it’s ready, a member of Dr. Stephen T. McInerney’s staff will call you to schedule a brief follow-up appointment. Once the dental crown has been cemented onto the abutment it will fully restore the tooth for many years to come.

If you live in the Bingham Farms, Michigan, area and you have a toothache, you should call 248-540-9191 to seek endodontic care at Root Canal Specialists, PC.