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The outer layer of tooth enamel on each of your teeth is intended to be hard enough to allow you to bite and break down food before you swallow. It’s mineral density also helps protect your teeth against oral bacteria and tooth decay.

If you struggle to maintain a consistent daily oral hygiene routine your tooth enamel could gradually start to demineralize. As this problem progresses you are likely to suffer a cavity on one of your teeth. Without professional treatment the tooth decay could start to penetrate beyond the tooth’s enamel layer to affect the dentin, pulp or root of the tooth.

As the bacterial presence continues to invade the sensitive core of the tooth you will likely experience growing sensitivity problems and toothache discomfort. In a moment like this you need to seek professional care from a dentist like Dr. Neal Vavra and Dr. Ricky Chung. Left untreated the area of tooth decay can cause a dangerous dental abscess in your gums.

Patients with a tooth in this condition often need a root canal. This endodontic therapy will essentially remove all compromised dental structure while also removing the tooth’s enamel layer. Once this is done the internal structure of the tooth will be replicated to prepare an abutment strong enough to support a dental crown.

If you live in the Fontana, California, area and you are experiencing toothache pain from an untreated cavity, you should not delay in calling 909-829-3994 to seek professional diagnosis and treatment at Palm Court Dental.