Did you wince with pain, when you tried to enjoy an end-of-summer ice cream cone over the weekend? Was even your morning coffee break interrupted with troublesome dental discomfort? If you have been experiencing sensitivity or dental pain, it could be indication of a problem that requires restorative dentistry. Chips, cracks and other trauma can also be indication that you might need restoration. Fortunately, modern dental restorations provide a number of comfortable and cosmetically-pleasing ways to address a host of dental issues. So if you are concerned you have a dental problem, stop worrying and wondering, and start talking to your restorative dentist about what can be done to restore your comfort!
Is Your Tooth Damaged?
Damaged teeth are one common reason for seeking restorative treatment. This includes visible damage, such as chips or cracks seen after an accident or even after eating. It also includes damage caused by acidic erosion, such as that characteristic of a dental cavity.
If your tooth is showing signs of excessive wear, damage, or decay, or if you feel discomfort or heightened sensitivity when eating or drinking, it is best to schedule an appointment with a restorative dentist.
A thorough examination, often including an x-ray can help determine what, if anything, is wrong, and what restoration could best help remedy the issue.
Are You Suffering from an Infection?
Even in the case of dental infections, restorative treatment can often help save the tooth and restore the comfort and overall oral health. To cope with infections, root canal therapy is often recommended, to help rid the tooth of any infected portions. It will then be followed by a restoration, like a dental crown, to help seal the tooth against reinfection or further damage.