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Cavities that go untreated will inevitably spread to compromise an increasing amount of the surrounding dental structure. In time the demineralized tooth enamel could give way, allowing bacterial tooth decay to have unfettered access to the dentin, pulp, and root of the tooth.

In some of these cases, Dr. Vinh T. Pham can treat and restore the tooth by performing a root canal and dental crown restoration. This special endodontic treatment will essentially replace the compromised internal structure of the tooth before replacing the enamel layer with an alternate dental material.

In some severe cases, where the tooth’s root is badly decayed or a dental abscess has developed, Dr. Vinh T. Pham might recommend a total dental extraction. Aftercare often involves a prescription for pain medication and antibiotics to help you remain comfortable as your gums heal.

When you are ready, Dr. Vinh T. Pham can start the process of filling the void and replacing the extracted tooth with a dental bridge.

This is a solid piece of dental work that replicates the original tooth. It will be fused on each side to open dental crowns. The dental bridge will need to be mounted onto the two closest neighboring teeth.

If you live in Campbell, California, and you have a badly decayed tooth, you should not delay in calling 408-378-8500 to have it treated at Kirkwood Dental.