If you are looking for an excellent dental practice to come to when you have a toothache, you should visit us at Amsterdam West Side Dental Associates. At our dental office in New York NY, you will be seen by one of our top-notch dentists, just one of whom is Dr. Joel Bryk.
There are many reasons that a patient may have a toothache. A patient can have a toothache due to a tooth that is severely infected, or that is cause by a piece of debris that is lodged between the tooth and another tooth. When you come to our dental office in New York NY with a toothache, our dentist will carefully assess the cause of your toothache and provide you with appropriate treatment. Sometimes a toothache is caused by a dental cavity. When a tooth has a cavity, it can be painful, or cause pain when the patient eats something sweet. Simply filling the dental cavity will take care of the tooth pain. If a tooth has infected or damaged pulp in its interior, our dentist will need to perform a root canal procedure in order for the toothache to stop, and for the tooth to be saved. During a root canal procedure, all infected or damaged pulp is removed from the center of the tooth. The entire tooth and the root canal systems will be thoroughly cleaned and sealed to prevent reinfection. At some time after the root canal procedure, the tooth may need to be protected with a porcelain crown. Happily, a root canal procedure is effective in saving the tooth in over 90% of cases. Our dentist will let you know if your tooth can be saved with a root canal treatment. If not, and the tooth pulp is damaged, you will need to have the tooth extracted and replaced with a dental implant or a dental bridge.
For an appointment to come to our dental office in New York NY for assessment of your specific tooth problem, and appropriate treatment, contact us today.