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Many people avoid the dental office as much as possible, even when they have a tooth that is severely damaged by tooth decay. However, that is one of the worst things you can do for your smile, especially because tooth decay is one of the most serious and dangerous dental issues in the world today.

So, make sure you visit your dentist, Dr. Joseph Younger, as soon as possible if you have fallen victim to tooth decay. If you don’t get it treated as soon as possible, you may need more extensive treatment to fix the issue, like:

-Dental crown placement: If the cavity is not treated, it can damage a large section of the tooth, making it hard to restore it with a dental filling. When this happens, a lot of the tooth is destroyed and only a dental crown can fix it.

-Root canal therapy: If the tooth decay is not treated, it can reach the pulp chamber, which is where the nerve and blood vessels are located. Then, the pulp will become infected and irritated and it can eventually lead to an abscess, which is extremely painful. When this occurs, only a root canal can fix the problem.

-Tooth extraction: If the cavity is not treated and it completely destroys the tooth, then a tooth extraction is needed. This is the worst case scenario that should be avoided as much as possible.

If you get tooth decay in Arden, North Carolina, treated as soon as possible, you may only need to improve your oral health with a dental filling. So, please call Arden Dental Group at 828-684-9260 and schedule an appointment so we can help you return to the strong and healthy smile you deserve.