Dental decay, structural damage, and infections are the most common causes of toothaches. And at the office of Gary Herskovits, DDS, it is our priority to treat your tooth pain as quickly as possible. Needless suffering is something we don’t want you to deal with.
Your Fort Hamilton toothache is an alert that is telling you to get attention in a timely manner. Something is wrong, and if you don’t take care of it, you run the risk of complications, up to and including the loss of the tooth. Since that’s the last thing you want, let our dentist examine you and take x-rays to determine the source of your Fort Hamilton toothache. If it’s a cavity, a loose filling, or a filling that has fallen out, all that is necessary is to place a new filling. It’s done right on the spot, with only a single session required. Chipped, cracked, or fractured teeth cannot be repaired in the sense that the tooth itself is made whole again, but a dental crown serves the same purpose. When placed on top and cemented to the tooth, you have restored strength and just as important, the mending of the breach in your tooth’s protective layers. All of the above noted causes of toothaches leave your inner tooth vulnerable to possible bacterial infection. If that occurs, you will need root canal therapy, a non-surgical treatment that is successful 90% of the time in removing the injured pulp and nerve inside, and then cleaning and sealing the canals. Crown placement is the final aspect of root canal, and your tooth will stay healthy and viable for a long time to come.
So don’t ignore your Fort Hamilton toothache or hope it just goes away. Contact our office and schedule an appointment to come in and get the treatment you need.