The most common causes of toothaches are cavities, loose or lost fillings, chipped or cracked teeth, and bacterial infections inside your tooth. Fortunately, no matter what the reason is, we at East Coast Endodontics are experts are treating it.
When the protective layers of your tooth are breached, the nerve and pulp are exposed. They are adjacent to each other. As air, food, or drinks come into contact with the tooth whose barriers have been compromised, the result is a Merrick toothache. But that’s not all. Bacteria is typically kept outside the tooth, where it can do no harm. But there is now a path for it to affect your tooth’s pulp. And the longer the pulp is exposed, the greater the chance is that you will suffer an infection in it. As a result, we recommend that you come in as soon as possible when you have a Merrick toothache. The most appropriate remedy depends, of course, on what the cause was. A cavity, or a lost filling, necessitates the placement of a new filling. That’s simple enough, and only requires a single visit to complete entirely. A chipped or cracked tooth needs a crown. Our endodontist takes impressions for one that is made at the dental lab. Don’t worry, though. A temporary one is fitted until your permanent one is ready. When an infection is present, though, you’ll need root canal therapy. Fortunately, that is our specialty. With the modern equipment we have, and the advanced techniques used, you can be assured of a comfortable experience, and an excellent chance that the procedure will be a success.
At the first sign of your Merrick toothache, do not hesitate to contact us right away. We will have you seen as quickly as we can, because we have a sense of urgency about it and don’t want you to be in pain any longer than absolutely necessary.