Even a mild toothache is no fun at all, and should be addressed as quickly as possible. At Manhattan Dental Associates, you can depend on prompt relief and the most effective treatment.
Common causes of your Midtown toothache include a cavity or the loss of a filling for a previous cavity. Fillings can eventually become loose. Even before they are lost, the space that is causing the movement creates an environment for potential tooth pain. Fortunately, our dentist can simply place a new filling, and do so in the course of a single visit. Dental crowns, which are the treatment of choice for chipped, cracked, or fractured teeth do take two trips to our office, but your Midtown toothache will be gone by the first visit because a temporary crown is fitted in the meantime. With both fillings and crowns, the reason they work is that the exposed inner tooth, where your nerve is, are now protected again. While the enamel and dentin layers are compromised, though, there is a chance that the pulp, which is right next to the nerve, can sustain a bacterial infection. If so, then you will need root canal therapy, a non-surgical treatment that is effective 90% of the time. The goal of the procedure is to remove the injured pulp and nerve, clean and disinfected the canals, seal them, and then place a crown back over the tooth to restore it to full function and size. Because some toothaches start out simple, but end up with an infection, you should not try to wait out the pain, or dismiss it because it is not too bad at the moment. Timely attention generally brings the best results.
No matter what the cause of your Midtown toothache is, we’re here to help. Be sure to reach out to our office immediately when you notice pain in or around your tooth.