Permanent Care For Tooth Decay

In the event that a cavity forms, impacting your oral health, will you be able to arrange treatment without changing your smile? Will you be able to trust that a filling or crown can offer lasting care that lets you bite and chew without difficulty? At our Rochester, MN dentist’s office, we want patients to enjoy long-term support in both their appearance and dental health after they undergo restorative dental treatment. We can fully treat your tooth by providing a lifelike appliance that keeps it safe and blends in with your smile. When appropriate, we can even take on potentially serious problems with your oral health by providing root canal therapy.

Fully Treating A Tooth Affected By Decay

If you keep up with your regular dental checkups and stick to a smart oral hygiene routine, you can avoid trouble with decay that will leave you with a cavity. With that said, you may experience at least one cavity in your lifetime, which means you will need to turn to your dentist for care to restore your smile and oral health. In the event that you need this work done, you can look forward to the placement of either a dental filling or dental crown to provide lasting protection.

Will You Need A Dental Filling Or Dental Crown?

The size of your cavity, and the damage to your tooth structure, will determine what kind of restoration you need. With a conservative dental filling, we can simply cover the space where decay formed and leave your surrounding enamel unchanged. A dental crown is capable of protecting you when you have an advanced cavity. This restoration fully covers your tooth above the gum line. At other dental offices, patients have to schedule two separate appointments to receive their permanent crown. However, we can actually shorten this process, as we can provide a lifelike CEREC crown in just one appointment.

Why Your Procedure Might Include Root Canal Therapy

There are times when cavity treatment calls for more than just the removal of decayed tissue and placement of a restoration. If you show signs of a tooth infection, we can deal with it by providing root canal therapy. This service takes care of bacteria and infected tissues within your pulp, the tooth’s central chamber. By providing this service, we can protect you against potentially serious complications and resolve a problem that can cause alarming discomfort and sensitivity issues.

Talk To Your Rochester, MN Dentist About Treating Tooth Decay

Through the treatment of your cavity with a lifelike filling or crown, we can make sure that you have lasting support for your tooth. To find out more about how we can take care of you when you have an oral health issue, call Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.