Nicole E Pagonis DDS
Dentistry in Los Gatos, CA

How do dentists treat tooth decay under a dental crown?

Root canal therapy is a common treatment to treat decay under a dental crown. However, treatment may vary based on the patient, extent of decay, and location and type of crown. 

If you notice any changes in the fit of your current dental crown or if your tooth feels sensitive, please contact your dentist for assistance. We can provide you with the prompt care you need to restore your tooth and relieve discomfort. 

Signs Your Crowned Tooth Might Have a Cavity 

Decay can lurk beneath your crown, even if you practice good oral hygiene. Sometimes, plaque and food can become lodged between the tooth and crown, leading to a cavity.

If you notice any of the following signs, call your dentist so we can prevent further damage or infection of the tooth:

  • Pain when chewing or biting 
  • Visible decay 
  • Sensitivity to cold or hot temperatures 
  • Bad taste in your mouth 

Untreated tooth decay can seriously damage or infect the tooth and even spread to other parts of the body. 

High-Quality Dental Crowns in Saratoga 

Dr. Nicole Pagonis is a highly skilled and experienced dentist who can properly diagnose and treat your problem. If you need a high-quality dental crown in Saratoga or have issues with an existing dental crown, please don’t hesitate to call us!

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