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When a cavity goes undetected, ignored, or untreated, the bacterial presence of the tooth decay can eventually gain access to the sensitive internal tissues within the tooth. As it continues to compromise the dentin, pulp, and nerve, the untreated cavity can lead to increasing toothache pain.

In a case like this, you need to seek timely treatment from your dentist in Durham, North Carolina, Dr. Imeni. Left untreated the bacteria could penetrate your gums and cause a dangerous infectious abscess.

Dr. Imeni will start by 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. Imeni to perform endodontic therapy. Also known as a root canal, this treatment method 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 Durham, North Carolina, area and you are experiencing toothache pain, you should not delay in calling 919-220-5505 to seek treatment at Smile Design - Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.