Most patients will require restorative treatments at some point in their life. Crowns, fillings, and root canals can relieve pain and restore oral health. If you have a cavity, advanced decay, or another serious dental problem, the doctors of Los Lunas Smiles can restore health to your smile using one of several treatment options. Read on to learn about the many benefits of restorative dentistry.
Tooth decay and gum disease are two common dental problems that require restorative treatments. Half of adults over the age of 30 have some degree of gum disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Decay can lead to an erosion of the protective outer layer of your tooth. When a small pit forms, you are said to have a cavity. Only professional cavity treatments using fillings can treat tooth decay.
Symptoms of tooth decay include:
If your tooth is damaged due to advanced decay, trauma, or another reason, you may require the restorative placement of a dental crown to encase your tooth in a protective layer of ceramic material.
An advanced infection that reaches the inner portion of your tooth may require root canal therapy or an extraction. Once the bacterial invasion reaches the sensitive bundle of tissue and nerves within your tooth, serious complications can develop. Root canal therapy relieves pain and allows you to retain your natural tooth.
Symptoms of a root canal infection include:
Our office offers advanced technology like digital x-rays to accurately diagnose your symptoms. Your customized treatment may include:
Whether you require treatment for an advanced cavity, chipped tooth, or root canal infection, the doctors of Los Lunas Smiles have a restorative treatment option that can provide relief from oral discomfort. Our office offers weekly specials, and we welcome most dental insurance plans. To schedule your restorative treatment, call (505) 865-4341.