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.
Dyker Heights extractions
If you are experiencing tooth pain, you should come in to see our dentist at Fifth Avenue Dental Associates. If tooth pain is being caused by a wisdom tooth, you most likely will be a good candidate for Dyker Heights extractions by our oral surgeon, Dr. Michael Chan or Dr. Eugene Herman.
Six since wisdom teeth are the last teeth in the mouth to erupt, they are often met with problems. This is because there is not really room in the mouth for these teeth which are commonly referred to as the third molars. Wisdom teeth more likely than not will cause problems for our patients. However, if your wisdom teeth have already come in and have not caused any type of dental problem, there is absolutely no reason to see our dentist about Dyker Heights extractions for your wisdom teeth. However, if you are experiencing tooth pain from your wisdom teeth or our dentist tells you that they are trapped beneath the gums, you will want to have your wisdom teeth removed. At our dental practice we offer tooth removal and can perform both simple and surgical extractions. We can use local anesthesia or IV sedation, if necessary, during the tooth extraction process. We also can replace extracted teeth with dental implants. However, when wisdom teeth are extracted, they generally are not replaced. Sometimes wisdom teeth will erupt sideways. Other times they will only partially erupt and bacteria will develop in the spaces in the gums. This definitely should be treated because this infection can spread to other parts of your mouth or even through the bloodstream to other parts of your body. Our dentist can also monitor your wisdom teeth through x-rays and let you know if anything needs to be done along the lines of tooth extractions. Sometimes when wisdom teeth erupt they will push other permanent teeth out of place, and disrupt the proper alignment of teeth. This can be easily avoided by having your wisdom teeth extracted at an early time.
For an appointment to see our dentist for Dyker Heights extractions, contact us today.