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A cavity or missing filling isn’t just inconvenient and uncomfortable. It can also be an invitation for bacteria to invade the sensitive tissues inside a tooth. Left untreated, this can cause an infection to form in the root.

Should you choose to procrastinate professional dental care, a dangerous abscess could develop in your gums. In time, it could eventually​ pass to your bloodstream, which could prove life threatening.

If you experience a toothache, or a feeling of pain and pressure in the gums around an untreated cavity, you should not delay in calling 650-592-6396 to seek treatment with the dentist at Ghina Morad, DDS.

We can work quickly to diagnose the nature and severity of the problem. In some cases, we might be able to treat the problem with a root canal, followed by a course of antibiotics. If the root of the tooth is severely infected or a large abscess has formed, we might need to extract the tooth and all compromised tissues.

Once your gums have healed and any infection concerns have passed, we can help you find the best option for fully restoring the tooth’s presence in your mouth. This might come in the form of a bridge or dental implant restoration.

If you live in the San Carlos, California, area and you have an untreated cavity or a toothache, you should not delay in calling 650-592-6396 to have it treated by Dr. Ghina Morad.