Sometimes a Toothache Can Be the Result of a Bad Dental Filling

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When a tooth suffers from a small cavity or minor dental fracture, it might be possible for a dentist to treat the affected tooth enamel with a simple dental filling. This will essentially replace the compromised area with an alternate dental material that will not succumb to the ravages of tooth decay.

If you fail to maintain good oral hygiene habits, the bond between the dental filling and the surrounding tooth enamel can gradually start to degrade. As this starts to happen you might notice increased sensitivity building up in the tooth or a change in the color of the surrounding tooth enamel.

In some cases, the natural bacteria in your mouth can gradually start to invade the seam between the old dental filling and the previously healthy tooth enamel. This can cause a new area of tooth decay to develop deep within the tooth. As it progresses this new cavity can cause increasing discomfort and toothache pain.

In a situation like this, you should not delay in seeking treatment at Root Canal Specialists, PC. Your dentist will start by examining the tooth and taking a few X-rays. Once they have diagnosed the nature and extent of the problem, they will recommend a course of treatment. This might include performing a root canal. This mode of treatment will remove the entire tooth enamel layer as well as the old filling and any decayed materials from within the tooth. Dr. Stephen T. McInerney will then rebuild sufficient structure to anchor a dental crown.

If you live in the Bingham Farms, Michigan, area and you have a toothache in a previously repaired tooth, you should not delay in calling 248-540-9191 to seek treatment at Root Canal Specialists, PC. Our office specializes in repairing your smile beyond the extent of your regular dentist, so feel free to visit today!