How Do You Fix Rotten Teeth?
What do you do about rotten teeth? Rotten teeth treatment depends on the stage of tooth decay. If you're dealing with a few cavities, your dentist can stop further damage with some fillings. However, if the infection has reached the pulp, you might require a root canal to restore the tooth. When the cavity becomes so large, it weakens the tooth structure; the dentist can create a crown to protect the rest of the tooth.
Sometimes your dentist cannot save badly rotten teeth and must extract them. Your dentist can replace the rotten tooth with an implant or dental bridge. Or, if you need an entire set of upper or lower teeth, dentures are also an option.
Your dentist can discuss the pros and cons of each treatment plan before you move forward but don't wait too long. An untreated tooth infection can quickly become a tooth abscess. This infection can spread to the surrounding tissues and bone and even trigger sepsis, which leads to severe conditions like tissue damage, organ failure, and even death.