The most common toothaches are due to cavities; either a newly formed one that exposes the nerve inside, or one that has been previously treated, but the filling has loosened and fallen out. Our dentist in Rotterdam NY has the simple solution for those concerns: a new or replacement filling. You might also develop a toothache when your tooth becomes chipped or cracked. Although the cause is different than a cavity, the reason for the pain is similar, and that’s the exposed nerve. To repair a chipped or racked tooth, our dentist in Rotterdam NY takes impressions so that the dental lab can fashion a crown that will be cemented to the top of your tooth. Don’t worry, though. A temporary one will be fitted while the permanent one is being made. The biggest danger from both cavities and damaged teeth is that the exposed inner part of the tooth will allow a bacterial infection to occur. If it does, the pain you feel from your toothache is likely to be significant, and possibly excruciating, particularly when you apply pressure to it or chew with it. Our dentist in Rotterdam NY will have to perform root canal in order to maintain the tooth. Fortunately, the process has become more comfortable due to advancements in technology. The success rate for root canals is about 90%, so there is every reason to feel confident that the tooth will be rescued. A crown will be needed afterward to restore it to full size and functionality.
Act right away when you experience a toothache. Call our office to get a prompt appointment with our dentist in Rotterdam NY.