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The demineralized tooth enamel of a cavity can easily invite the natural bacteria in your mouth to exploit an increasing amount of previously healthy dental material. If the tooth decay advances into the sensitive core structures of the tooth it could quickly spread from the tooth’s pulp to its root.

In time, it could potentially cause a severe infection to develop deep in the surrounding periodontal tissues. As the pocket of infection starts to grow in size the resulting dental abscess could cause severe toothache pain, and pressure in the gums, as well as increasing your chances of suffering tooth loss, or other medical complications.

If a dental abscess is large or the tooth has been severely distressed Dr. Narinder Mahal might recommend extracting whatever remains of the tooth’s root to help alleviate the pain while also excising the infected tissues. Once your gums have been sutured, he might provide you with a prescription for pain medication and an effective course of antibiotics.

After all, the distressed tissues have healed and any latent infection concerns have passed, Dr. Narinder Mahal can help you understand your options for restoring the original tooth. This might call for installing a standard dental bridge or starting the process of a dental implant restoration.

If you live in the Sacramento, California, area and you have a severely compromised tooth, you should call 916-421-2200 to seek treatment at Land Park Dental.