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An untreated cavity can put a tooth at increased risk of further complications. As time goes on, the tooth decay can progress deep into the tooth. You might experience a toothache, general discomfort, or a significant dental fracture when this begins to happen.

Sometimes, Dr. Martin Trockel can treat a tooth in this condition by performing endodontic therapy. This will restore sufficient dental structure to secure a dental crown. Unfortunately, if the tooth has been severely compromised or a large dental abscess has formed in your gums, he might recommend extracting what remains of the tooth.

Once all the tissues have healed and any infection concerns have passed, Dr. Martin Trockel can start the process of restoring your missing tooth with a dental bridge. This is a solid piece of dental work that represents the replacement tooth fused on each side to open dental crowns. It is mounted onto abutments formed from the healthy dentin and internal structures of the two closest neighboring teeth.

After being created in a dental lab, Dr. Martin Trockel will cement the dental bridge in place with a strong dental adhesive. This will restore the tooth’s presence and function in your mouth for many years. If you live in Bixby, Oklahoma, and you have a tooth suffering from a severe cavity, you should not delay in calling 918-366-3777 to have it treated at Spartan Family Dentistry.