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Did you know that ignoring a cavity could lead to damage in the center of your tooth? If this happens, there are only a few options you can consider, including tooth extraction or root canal therapy. Generally, we recommend saving your natural tooth whenever possible, but there are benefits to both procedures.

Our team recommends root canal therapy when your pulp is infected or inflamed, whether it was caused by a cavity or not. During root canal therapy, our team will remove the infected area and seal the tooth. This treatment actually saves your tooth, though you may need a crown to protect it from further damage. And since crowns are designed to match your natural teeth, your repaired tooth should blend beautifully in your smile.

Even if you care for your teeth well, you could find yourself needing a tooth extraction. You see, if there isn’t enough room for a tooth to come in, or if your tooth is fractured, an extraction may be your best option. However, if you have a cavity that you don’t care for, your tooth could die—meaning you could need tooth extraction. Fortunately, after your tooth is extracted, our team can offer you several restorations options for replacing a missing tooth.

If you have more questions about either of these treatments, please don’t hesitate to give Joy Dental a call at 484-704-7675. Dr. Maral Seroon and our team will be happy to examine your smile and offer you personalized advice. We’re excited to hear from you soon!