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When a cavity goes ignored or untreated you are essentially inviting the tooth decay to invade deeper into the tooth. In time, it could extend beyond the tooth enamel layer to infect the pulp, root, or nerve of the tooth. As this starts to happen, you will likely start to experience increasing toothache pain.

In a situation like this, you should not delay in seeking timely professional dental care from Dr. Scott Howe. Left untreated the bacteria could penetrate your gums and cause a dangerous infectious abscess.

The treatment process starts with Dr. Scott Howe examining the tooth and taking a few X-rays. Once he has diagnosed the severity of the problem, he will present you with the most applicable treatment method.

This often calls for Dr. Scott Howe to perform a root canal. This special endodontic treatment will remove any areas of tooth decay and infected structures from the tooth. Then he will restore sufficient structure to anchor an eventual dental crown.

If you live in the Salem, Oregon, area and you’re suffering from a toothache, you should not delay in calling 503.370.7651 to seek treatment at Riverfront Dental LLC.