Cracked teeth can be the source of a great deal of tooth pain. However, sometimes cracked teeth can be difficult to diagnose. If you have unexplained tooth pain, you will want to come in to see us at East Coast Endodontics where you will be seen by one of our expert endodontists, just one of whom is Dr. Michael Feldman. Cracked teeth can be the source of toothaches, but you can receive effective toothache treatments in 11557 at our office.
There are many different types of cracked teeth. Some tooth cracks are minor and do not have any effect on the structure of the tooth. A purely cosmetic procedure can correct its appearance. However, if a crack of a tooth extends far into the tooth, this can cause tooth pain and you will need toothache treatments in 11557. Sometimes cracked teeth are so difficult to diagnose because they cause only erratic pain. Sometimes while the tooth is not performing any chewing motions, the crack is not visible. This type of tooth pain can come and go, and the source of the pain can be difficult to locate. However, this type of tooth crack can be very dangerous as the movement of the cracked pieces of the tooth can cause the pulp to become irritated. Once pulp becomes irritated, it can go become so damaged that it becomes infected, and cannot be saved; at this point a root canal procedure is needed to save the tooth. There are also cases when a crack reaches far below the gum line. If this is the case, it generally is not possible to save the tooth in the tooth, which will need to be extracted. Afterwards, the tooth will need to be replaced with a dental implant or a dental bridge. You can be sure that our dentist will let you know whether or not your cracked tooth can be saved, and exactly how this will be accomplished at our office.
For an appointment to meet with our endodontist for toothache treatments in 11557, contact us today.