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Without professional treatment by a dentist like Dr. Will Allen an untreated cavity can severely compromise a tooth. If the tooth decay spreads deep into the root to cause a dental abscess or a severe dental fracture, it might not be viable for treatment by endodontic therapy.

In a severe case like this Dr. Will Allen might recommend extracting the remnants of the tooth from the socket. Afterward, he will likely provide you with a prescription for any necessary antibiotic or pain medication.

Once your gums have healed and any infection concerns have cleared, Dr. Will Allen can start the process of restoring the tooth with a dental implant.

The treatment process starts with Dr. Will Allen performing a minimally invasive oral surgery to insert a titanium dental implant into the existing bone structure. In time the titanium material will gradually fuse with the surrounding bone tissues. Once this process of osseointegration has completed, Dr. Will Allen can prepare an abutment capable of anchoring a dental crown.

Porcelain dental crowns are best for restoring a tooth lost from your smile. It can be shaded to perfectly match the surrounding natural teeth. Dr. Will Allen might recommend using gold or base metals to restore a molar or premolar that won’t be visible in your smile.

If you live in the Louisville, Kentucky, area and you have a tooth with a severe cavity, you should call 502-587-7874 to seek treatment at Kentuckiana Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates.