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Endodontic therapy is often needed to treat a tooth that has suffered a severe dental trauma or one that has been compromised by a severe cavity. Also known as a root canal, this treatment removes the diseased pulp. Your dentist may decide to cover the tooth with a dental crown.

Yet, there are some severe cases where the tooth is so severely compromised that a root canal will not solve the problem. This can be exacerbated if a large dental abscess has developed in the surrounding tissues.

In a case like this Dr. Doris Madrigal might recommend extracting the tooth and excising any infected material from your gums. She may provide you with a prescription for pain medication and any necessary antibiotics.

Once your gums have fully recovered, Dr.Madrigal might recommend placing a dental bridge in the area left by the extracted tooth. This is a standard piece of dental work that consists of a pair of crowns fused with an artificial tooth in the middle. It will eventually be anchored in your mouth on abutments formed from the core of the two closest teeth.

If you live in the Round Lake Beach, Illinois, area and you have a severely distressed tooth, you should call 847-740-8827 to explore the dental restoration options offered by the dentists at DM Family Dentistry.