Dyker Heights Root Canal
Tooth pain is no fun, and needs the type of attentive and gentle care that we are known for here at Fifth Avenue Dental Associates. When the reason behind a toothache is that the pulp inside the tooth has become inflamed or infected, the solution is Dyker Heights root canal therapy. It’s a method that has taken undue criticism. The truth is that it relieves the pain you’re in. It is not the cause of additional pain. Most patients report very little to no discomfort at all. This essential procedure is typically the only thing standing between you and a lost tooth, so it’s important that you take prompt action.
Why does your tooth’s pulp become inflamed or infected? Teeth are equipped with protective barriers in the form of your enamel and dentin layers, which act to keep out bacteria. When your tooth is decayed to the point of having a large enough cavity, an existing filling loosens or falls out, or you sustain a chipped or cracked tooth, those layers are breached. Bacteria gets inside, and that’s where the real trouble begins. You are likely to experience pain, possibly severe, when you chew or apply pressure to the tooth. It is also common to have sensitivity to hot and cold foods and beverages. You might notice gum tenderness or tooth discoloration, as well. The point of our Dyker Heights root canal is to remove the injured pulp and the nerve next to it, clean the canals and disinfect them. The canals are then sealed. When the tooth heals, you will have impressions taken for a permanent crown to restore the tooth to full size. Our Dyker Heights root canal may take one or multiple sessions. Once done, your tooth should be as functional and durable as any other tooth.
At the first indication of one or more of the symptoms listed above, contact us right away to schedule an appointment. Our Dyker Heights root canal may be exactly the treatment your require.
11209 dental crowns
Dental crowns, also called caps, are used as restorations to reinforce a tooth that is cracked or weakened by tooth decay; to augment a tooth drilled down for root canal therapy; for covering a tooth that is crooked, poorly shaped, or discolored; to top off teeth that were drilled to be used as anchors for a dental bridge; and as the tooth portion of a dental implant. With that wide variety of possibilities, it’s easy to see just how versatile a crown can be. At Fifth Avenue Dental Associates, we want your teeth to be strong and healthy as well as looking great. With our 11209 dental crowns, we can make that a reality.
What are crowns made out of? Porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and ceramic are popular choices. The point of using these materials is that they give you an attractive, tooth-colored restoration that blends in well with the look of your other teeth, giving you a uniform smile. Our dentist will discuss with you the best choice based on factors such as the location of the tooth in your mouth (front or back, for example), and whether you have habits that make tooth discoloration more likely (porcelain is more resistant to stains than other materials used for crowns). No matter whether you get porcelain, ceramic, or porcelain-fused-to-metal, you can be sure that our 11209 dental crowns are strong and durable.
Having a crown placed typically will take two sessions at our office. On your first visit, we will take impressions of your mouth that will be sent off to the dental lab. There, your crown will be fashioned to precision. On your second visit, our dentist will fit the crown to your tooth, make any adjustments that might be necessary, and finally cement it into place. In some instances, such as when you have root canal therapy performed, we will fit you with a temporary crown between sessions. This is so that your tooth is protected from contamination until your permanent one is fitted. Thanks to our 11209 dental crowns, you can save a tooth that might otherwise either be of little use or need to be removed.