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Inconsistencies in your oral hygiene routine can allow a cavity to form on one of your teeth. Should you fail to attend your regular dental checkup and cleaning, the problem could go undetected and untreated. This could potentially allow the tooth decay to spread deep enough into the tooth to infect the root or compromise so much of the existing structure that it suffers a severe fracture.

For a tooth experiencing this level of dental distress, you need to seek care at Root Canal Specialists, PC.

After diagnosing the extent of the decay, Dr. Stephen T. McInerney might recommend endodontic therapy. This course of treatment, which is sometimes referred to as a root canal, will remove any affected material within the tooth.

Our endodontic specialists will then rebuild the internal structure of the tooth to create a small pillar-shaped abutment. In time, this will serve as an anchor point for a crown.

The crown will need to be prepared at our off-site dental lab. To protect the newly formed abutment, we will secure a temporary crown in place. Please keep in mind that this hard, plastic cap is only a protective measure; it does not actively restore the function of the tooth. So, it’s a good idea to avoid chewing with it.

When your crown is ready, Dr. Stephen T. McInerney will cement it onto the abutment with a strong dental adhesive. With good oral hygiene habits, this endodontic restoration can restore the tooth’s presence in your mouth for the many years ahead.

If you live in the Bingham Farms, Michigan, area and you have a tooth suffering from severe tooth decay, you should not hesitate to call 248-540-9191 for treatment at Root Canal Specialists, PC.