A Holistic Approach To Treating Infection

A Holistic Approach To Treating Infection

dallas infection treatmentWhen a tooth develops a cavity, this could lead to toothaches, and we often help with a holistic filling. But what if the decay is more advanced, or the tooth is infected? To help, our Dallas, TX holistic dental office provides holistic and safe alternatives to traditional root canals!

The Causes and Symptoms of an Infected Tooth

A cavity forms when harmful oral bacteria can bypass the outer enamel, usually through decay or injury, and reach the sensitive inner dentin, which makes up most of your tooth. An infection means that journey continues, as worsening decay exposes the inner pulp to bacteria. Once your nerve center encounters the decay, this means the tooth is infected and without treatment, painful symptoms can arise and the tooth risks being lost completely. Symptoms could include tooth sensitivity when you eat or drink, a toothache that lasts for more than a day or two, swelling near the tooth or a discharge from it, and pain when you bite down and chew. Don’t ignore these potential symptoms, reach out to our team for a diagnosis right away.

Ozone Therapy

Our team will conduct a gentle and thorough examination with detailed digital imagery, so we can see the position and severity of the infection. Instead of offering a root canal procedure, we can provide holistic alternatives to help treat the tooth and prevent the loss of teeth due to severe infection. With Ozone Therapy, we expose the tooth to oxygen to help destroy harmful bacteria and stop the spread of inflammation and discomfort. The process is noninvasive, comfortable, and effective, providing a holistic alternative to opening the tooth and remove the tissues as you would with a root canal.

Same-Day CEREC Crowns

Our team could potentially treat the issue with a crown as well, removing the decay for the tooth and then crafting a restoration in a single visit. With the CEREC system, we use advanced CAD/CAM technology and 3D printing systems to design and craft your restoration in one visit from a holistic and metal-free ceramic, which can be shaded to blend with the tooth. We then address more advanced decay by attaching the crown.

Extraction and Replacement

If the infection is too severe to be treated with the holistic approach, then our team could extract the tooth before infection can spread to other parts of your smile. To ensure you don’t live with an embarrassing gap in your smile, we can replace the missing tooth with a dental implant, which looks and functions like a natural tooth, staying in place for years to come!

Schedule Your Visit in Far North Dallas With Kozlow & Rowell!

Don’t let an infected tooth cause pain or risk tooth loss, talk to our team about possible solutions. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at your local Dallas, TX cosmetic dentists at (972) 458-2464.