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Toothache pain can be distressing and distracting. While there are several potential causes, many toothaches are associated with some degree of untreated tooth decay. This could include an untreated cavity or a failing dental filling that fosters nearby dental caries.

Without timely treatment from a dentist like Dr. Brock Barras, untreated tooth decay could spread to affect the sensitive core structures of the tooth. This might also cause a feeling of pressure or growing ache in the underlying gums.

In many of these cases, Dr. Brock Barras needs to perform endodontic therapy. Also known as a root canal, this treatment process will remove any compromised dental structure and infected tissues from the tooth. This might also include draining the fluid from a developing dental abscess.

Next, a special material will be used to create a small abutment that is capable of anchoring a dental crown restoration. This will fully replicate the original tooth enamel layer with a special dental material such as gold, base metal alloys, or a special dental grade porcelain.

Any other teeth with active cavities will also need to be treated in a reasonable amount of time to prevent their loss and further complications.

If you live in the Lafayette, Louisiana, area, and if you are experiencing toothache pain or distress in the nearby gums, you should not delay in calling 337-235-3395 to seek treatment from Barras Family Dentistry.