4 Ways We Can Save a Bad Tooth (And What We Do When We Can’t)

A tooth extraction may not be necessary for a “bad tooth.” Know your options!

You have a bad tooth. Maybe it has decayed. Perhaps you’ve suffered some trauma, loosening it. Or maybe you’re experiencing bone loss due to gum disease. If you feel there’s no hope for the little guy, don’t despair. Things might not be as bad as you think. There are quite a few ways we can save a bad tooth.

Tooth Rehab and Rescue

At Sunny Isles Dental, we offer many options to rehabilitate a tooth gone bad:

  • We can fill the cavity to match the color of your existing teeth.
  • You may be a candidate for same-day crowns that blend in perfectly with the rest of your teeth, thanks to our state-of-the art, computer-aided design.
  • We can lengthen an existing crown.
  • A root canal treatment can replace damaged nerves with a filling, but still preserve the tooth.

It’s true, sometimes teeth go really bad. They cross the line. Beyond redemption. A tooth can become so severely compromised that very little of the structure remains or the root is unable to provide support. And sometimes, an infection is so severe that root canal treatment and antibiotics don’t do the trick. In these cases, its best to cut that bad tooth out of your life for good and move on. When a bad tooth goes untreated, sometimes an extraction becomes the only alternative.

Tooth Replacement Options

If we determine that we cannot save the tooth after a comprehensive evaluation, we’ll fabricate a perfectly matched replacement. Options include:

  • Crowns
  • Partials
  • Implants
  • Dentures

Modern restorative dental solutions mean that you can move on with your life with less baggage and a revitalized, beautiful smile.

Do Not Delay Treatment

The most important thing to remember when you have a bad tooth is that time is of the essence! The longer you wait to see a dentist, the more damage you may incur to the gums and bones – and implants need to be secured to a healthy bone.

Do not delay in finding out what we can do to save your tooth! Contact Sunny Isles Dental today so our highly-experienced team can assess the situation and discuss the best options for you.

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