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Human teeth are composed of multiple layers and different types of tissues. When a cavity affects the outer tooth enamel layer, professional treatment is required to prevent the tooth decay from advancing deeper into the tooth. Left untreated the bacterial presence of tooth decay can start to penetrate the tooth, eventually invading into the pulp or root of the tooth.

In a case like this, you should strongly consider seeking care from Dr. Stephen M. Dang’s clinic in Alhambra, California. The expertise and training he has acquired can quickly assess the severity of the tooth decay to develop an effective treatment plan.

In a case where the tooth decay has affected the tooth’s pulp layer Dr. Stephen M. Dang might recommend treating the tooth with a root canal.

This special treatment calls for Dr. Stephen M. Dang removing the tooth enamel and all other compromised material from within the tooth. Once all compromised materials have been excised, Dr. Stephen M. Dang will rebuild sufficient structure to secure a dental crown.

The material he recommends for the dental crown will be determined by the tooth’s location in your mouth and prevalence in your smile. After it has been cemented in place you can rely on your newly restored tooth for many years ahead.

If you are in the Alhambra, California, area and you have a tooth suffering from a large or painful cavity, you should call 626-281-1536 to seek endodontic care at Main Street Dental.