Friday, May 19, 2017

Dental Procedure for Repairing Rotten Teeth

Saving your smile is our top priority here at Garrison Family Dentistry which is why we offer a variety of restorative services to protect what is left of teeth that have become decayed or rotten. Tooth decay is damage that occurs when germs (bacteria) in your mouth make acids that eat away at a tooth. If not treated, tooth decay can cause pain, infection, and tooth loss. Here at the office, a number of procedures for rotten teeth are used depending on the extent of the decay.
  • Root Canal – A root canal treats rotting teeth with extensive decay. If a dental cavity progresses through the dentin and into the pulp – the center of the tooth containing nerves and blood vessels – the nerves in the teeth become infected and a root canal is needed to remove the affected tissue.

  • Tooth Extractions – If tooth decay or damage extends to the pulp, bacteria in the mouth can enter the pulp, leading to infection. If the infection is so severe that antibiotics or a root canal cannot cure it, extraction may be needed to prevent the spread of infection.
These are just a couple of the restorative services we offer. To learn more about the services provided at Garrison Family Dentistry, visit for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Matthew Garrison in Smithville, MO, call 816-532-8778.

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