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An untreated cavity will gradually grow, and the decay could spread to your other teeth. Over time, tooth decay can penetrate deep into the root of the tooth. If you opt not to have the tooth treated, the bacteria could cause an infection known as an abscess to form in the surrounding gums.

As this happens you might feel increasing tooth pain, discomfort when chewing, or pain and pressure in your gums. If you experience any of these symptoms, you should call 801-658-0102 to make an appointment at Dr. K. Cheyn Gunnerson’s clinic in Payson, Utah.

If a situation is too severe, it might not be possible to treat the tooth with a standard root canal. Should this prove to be the case, Dr. Gunnerson might advocate extracting the tooth and excising any infected material.

Your gums will then be sutured to allow the affected tissues to heal. Dr. Gunnerson can provide you with a prescription for pain medication and antibiotics to fight any infection.

When you are ready Dr. Gunnerson might recommend a dental bridge to replace the missing tooth. This is a single piece of dental work designed to fully replicate the function nd appearance of a natural tooth. It is fused to a pair of crowns on each end that will eventually be anchored on abutments formed from the neighboring teeth.

If you are in the Payson, Utah, area and you have a toothache, you should not delay in calling 801-658-0102 to seek treatment at Gunnerson Dental.