Restorative dentistry is far more common than many people might realize. That is because when teeth become damaged, they cannot repair themselves the way skin and other parts of a healthy body can. Left untreated, most dental issues will only worsen with time, requiring more and more extensive treatment in order to save a damaged tooth and to restore a patient’s overall oral health. If you want to avoid the need for extensive restorative treatment, it is possible. You just need to commit to scheduling a consultation with your restorative dentist at the first sign of trouble. That way you can enjoy good oral health and protect your teeth, without the need for extensive restorative procedures. From fillings to dental crowns, there are several ways your dentist can help restore your smile.

Even Minor Issues Can Progress, If Untreated

Even seemingly minor dental issues can become complicated, if left untreated. Cavities, for instance, can leave a tooth exposed to bacteria, which can lead to an infection. Infected teeth generally require root canal therapy in order to save the tooth. When treated early, however, cavities can generally be treated quickly and with minimally invasive treatment, such as a dental filling.

Chips and cracks are other potentially threatening dental issues, that might seem like purely cosmetic concerns at first. However, over time these can worsen, leading to damage that may necessitate the need for more extensive treatment or even an extraction. If addressed quickly, however, a dental crown can help stop the chip or crack from growing with wear, leading to a beautifully restored smile.

ABOUT YOUR WACO, TX, DENTIST:

We look forward to providing families with exceptional care and advanced treatment options. To schedule an appointment with Corbet Locke, DDS, contact our Waco, TX, dental office today by calling 254-776-4888. Our office welcomes patients in and around Waco, TX, including Hewitt, McGregor, Woodway, and the surrounding Central Texas communities.