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If you have discovered you have tooth decay and you refuse to treat your tooth decay, you will need to have more extensive dental treatment that will cost more money and require more treatment and healing time down the road. Those treatments are:

-Dental crown placement: If the tooth decay is left untreated and it has destroyed the majority of your tooth’s structure, then a dental crown will be needed. This is necessary when most of the tooth is gone and a dental filling cannot help the situation.

-Root canal therapy: If the tooth decay is left untreated and it reaches the dental pulp, then the pulp will become irritated and infected. This might also cause a tooth abscess, which is extremely painful. At this time, a root canal treatment is the only thing that can help.

-Tooth extraction: If the tooth decay is left untreated and a dental crown and root canal is not helpful, then the tooth will need to be extracted. This is the worst case scenario and it should be avoided at all costs.

So, the best thing you can do is treat your tooth decay as soon as possible so you can restore your oral health with a dental filling and be on your merry way. To learn more about tooth decay in Burlington, Connecticut, and how to prevent as well as treat it, please call 860-673-7155 at your earliest convenience and talk to your dentist, Dr. Bethaney B. Brenner. Our team is happy to help you in any way we can!