When a tooth becomes badly decayed the root may become infected as well. The dentist will evaluate the x-ray and...
A very common dental concern amongst children and adults is tooth decay or cavities. These cavities can be easily removed and a filling placed to prevent any further tooth deterioration. If the decay is too great for a filling, in many cases a crown can be placed to save the tooth.
In the event that bacteria begin to eat away at the tooth enamel and plaque or tartar begins to form, the affected area will be removed and filling material placed. This material will act just as your enamel does preventing any further decay. If too many of the tooth surfaces are affected, a dental crown may be placed to reinforce the structure. Dental crowns can be placed in the event of a root canal also which provides the same reinforcement.