Dental procedures are notorious for being painful, but ignoring a dental issue can lead to even more pain as well as serious complications. Dental work is not nearly as scary as some people believe it is. Here at Amsterdam West Side Dental Associates, we offer comprehensive and gentle dental care that is sure to put you at ease. Certain dental conditions should not go ignored so it is best to have the situation taken care of comfortably with our Upper West Side dentist.
An abscessed tooth is a difficult and painful affair. A tooth becomes abscessed after tooth decay has set in. The decay spreads deep into the tooth, severely damaging the pulp at the core the tooth. The infected pulp swells with puss near the jawbone and is incredibly painful. The pulp of the tooth is made up of nerve endings, resulting in immense pain. An abscessed tooth should be removed as soon as possible, not just for the pain but because it can cause further spread of the infection, spreading it to other teeth and parts of the mouth, including the jawbone. A visit to our Upper West Side dentist can assess you particular situation, and one of our seven dentists will prescribe an individual treatment plan. Here at Amsterdam West Side Dental Associates we can see that your tooth is safely removed without pain to prevent you from suffering any further. The most common treatment for an abscessed tooth is a root canal treatment. This procedure involves removing the infected tissue and pulp at the center of the tooth. Once this area is cleaned out, the remainder of the tooth is filled in with a composite material to prevent further infection.
Taking care of teeth that have seen severe damage is vital to oral health as well as overall health. Though some patients fear the pain that is associated with dental surgery, our Upper West Side dentist will give you a local or general anesthetic during the procedure to assure that you are in complete comfort throughout the process. Here at Amsterdam West Side Dental Associates we care about your health as well as your comfort and ease.