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In cases of a tooth that has suffered severe decay, the enamel may be too damaged for a filling to be a viable option. It is typical in such cases that the infection has spread down from the enamel and into the root of the tooth. It could be a root canal is needed for treatment of this issue.

Your dentist, Dr. Bertha Bravo, will take a series of x-rays to find out if a root canal is necessary. If the x-rays come back showing that the roots have become infected, it’s highly likely that you’ll require a root canal treatment to remedy the issue.

If the root canal is deemed necessary, then Dr. Bertha Bravo will assess just how much of the roots have become infected and need to be removed. The root canal treatment will then begin. During the treatment, Dr. Bertha Bravo will use a drill to get rid of the decayed enamel. This will also create an opening for the infected part of the roots to be removed. The roots are then replaced with a rubber plug, and an impression of your tooth is taken to create a crown.

The impression is sent off to a dental lab where it’s used to create your crown. When you come in for your next visit, the temporary crown is removed and your permanent crown is cemented into place. The new crown acts as a replacement for your lost enamel and also allows you to regain full usage of your mouth.

If you have suffered a tooth decay that may require a root canal treatment in Hempstead, New York, please call Bertha D. Bravo, Dentist PC at 516-485-1145 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Bertha Bravo today.