A cracked tooth can put you at risk for a toothache, an infection, and even for losing your tooth. As such, it is something that should not be ignored. A toothache can have a variety of causes, and even a cracked tooth is not always evident. Whenever you have a toothache in Boro Park, you should seek out the help of Dr. Feinberg.
In addition to a common toothache, other symptoms that can indicate a cracked tooth are pain when you chew or release your bite, or from hot or cold foods and drinks. Pain may be intermittent, seeming to go away and then returning. Initially, and if a cracked tooth is caught early, diagnosed, and treated, you may be fortunate to avoid damage to the tooth’s pulp or the onset of an infection. A crack leaves your tooth open to bacteria. Ordinarily, your tooth enamel forms a protective barrier all around. So this is another reason to take action right away when you have a toothache in Boro Park. If there is no pulp damage or infection, the solution can be as simple as taking impressions for a dental crown, which has to be made at the lab. Fortunately, you can be fitted with a temporary crown, which will protect the tooth and prevent any additional damage until the permanent crown is completed. However, with pulp damage or an infection, the solution is going to be root canal therapy. Fortunately, though, advanced techniques and equipment have led to a situation where you need not be fearful. Most patients report very little or even no pain when getting one. Best of all, your tooth can be saved that way. The worst case scenario is that the tooth will have to be extracted, which happens when root canal therapy is not a viable option.
Make our office your first call when you have a toothache in Boro Park. We will get you seen as quickly as possible.