If you choose not to have a cavity treated at Dr. Purvesh Malaviya’s dental office, the area of tooth decay will gradually continue to spread. In time, it will worsen to compromise the dentin layer and pulp of the tooth.
This could cause a significant infection in the root or underlying gums, as well as increase your chances of suffering a severe dental fracture. In some of these cases, the tooth might be too severely compromised for Dr. Purvesh Malaviya to effectively treat it with a root canal and dental crown restoration. In a case this severe, he might recommend extracting the remnants to prevent any further complications.
After the local soft tissues have healed, Dr. Purvesh Malaviya can help restore the tooth’s presence in your mouth with a dental bridge. This is a solid piece of dental work that mimics the appearance of a natural tooth. It is fused with a crown on each end. It will eventually be anchored on abutments formed from the two nearest teeth.
Dr. Purvesh Malaviya will create the abutments by removing the enamel layer from each of the adjacent teeth. Once the area has been prepared Dr. Purvesh Malaviya will make an impression and protect each abutment with a temporary crown.
The impression will be sent to a dental lab where your dental bridge will be made from durable dental materials.
You will need to return to see Dr. Purvesh Malaviya when the dental bridge is ready. Once it has been cemented in place with a strong dental adhesive your new dental work will restore the missing tooth for many long years ahead.
If you live in the New Bedford, Massachusetts, area and you have a tooth suffering from untreated decay, you should call 508-990-9900 to have it treated at Creative Dental Group.