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A toothache or a deep and pervasive pain deep within the gums is almost always a sign of a more serious problem. In most cases, it means that damage or decay has penetrated the sensitive interior of the tooth. If the pulp or root of the tooth has been compromised Dr. Rakhi Jani might need to perform endodontic therapy to remedy the toothache pain and restore the tooth.

Dr. Rakhi Jani will start by examining the tooth and taking some X-rays. This will serve to assess the extent of the decay and make sure there aren’t looming complications such as an abscess of infection in your gums.

Then she will then remove all decayed material and extract any infected tissues. An abutment is then formed from a material called gutta-percha. Later this will serve as the anchor point for a crown. Then they will form an impression of the area, and a temporary crown will be cemented over the abutment to protect it.

The impression will be sent to a dental laboratory to serve as a guide for constructing your permanent crown.

Dr. Rakhi Jani will call you in for your second appointment to cement it onto the abutment when the crown is ready.

If you have a badly decayed tooth, you should call Smiles Unlimited’s office in Livermore, California at 925.344.5757 to seek timely treatment and restoration.