Your routine dental checkups at Dr. Patrick L. Huston’s dental office are designed to clean bacterial matter from your teeth while also monitoring for any signs of gum disease, cavities, or other oral health problems. If you have a bad habit of skipping your dental checkups, it’s increasingly possible for a small cavity on one of your teeth to exacerbate into a large area of tooth decay.
As the bacterial presence in the tooth enamel worsens, the cavity can start to extend through the sensitive dentin layer to establish a presence in the pulp or root of the tooth. As this starts to happen, you will likely feel severe sensitivity and increasing toothache pain.
If you are experiencing any signs of dental distress, you need to see Dr. Patrick L. Huston as soon as possible. Once he has assessed the severity of the problem, Dr. Patrick L. Huston can present you with the applicable treatment options.
If the tooth has been severely compromised or a large, dangerous dental abscess has developed, our team may recommend extracting it to prepare the area for an eventual dental implant restoration.
If you are in Tustin, California, and you are experiencing toothache pain, you should call 714-795-3117 to seek treatment at OC Advanced Periodontics.