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When a cavity goes without timely treatment, the decay can spread throughout the tooth. In time, it can even penetrate the sensitive internal structures of the tooth. This could eventually cause a serious infection in the root of the tooth as well as heightened tooth sensitivity.

When a tooth is this badly decayed, your dentist, Dr. Jorge Bastidas, often recommends performing a root canal. This dental treatment involves removing any decayed material he finds within the tooth.

The core of the tooth will then be reconstructed with a sterile material called gutta percha. This will form a post-like structure known as an abutment, which will eventually anchor a crown. The material that your endodontist recommends for the crown will be based on the tooth’s primary function and its visibility in your smile.

The crown will be prepared at an off-site dental lab. When it’s ready, we will call you in for a brief follow-up appointment to cement it into place. This should fully restore the badly decayed tooth for many years to come.

If you have a badly decayed or otherwise painful tooth, you should call Comfort Dental Care at 973-742-2610 seek timely treatment with a root canal in Paterson, New Jersey.