Every toothache has an effective remedy for it, and at Dental Arts of Wyandanch and Huntington Station, the goal of our 11798 dentist is to put a stop to your pain and to restore your optimal dental health.
Many times, a cavity is the cause of your toothache. That can be one that has newly formed, or an existing one in which the filling has come loose or has fallen out. Our 11798 dentist prepares and places a filling to address the situation. It’s by far the simplest type of toothache to manage. It’s all handled at our office, in just a single visit. When your tooth becomes chipped or cracked, the placement of a crown (also called cap) over the tooth restores it to full size and functionality. Crowns are made at the dental lab from impressions taken at our office. Our 11798 dentist fits you with a temporary one until you return to get your permanent crown. The larger danger involved with cavities, lost fillings, and chipped or cracked teeth is that they leave the pulp on the inside of your tooth open to a bacterial infection. Such toothaches are often considerably more severe than others. You might also notice sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks, gum tenderness, or tooth discoloration. If that occurs, you will need root canal as a remedy. Modern techniques and equipment have made this non-surgical procedure comfortable, so you need not have any undue anxiety about it. Furthermore, the success rate for root canal is an impressive 90%. When the tooth heals, you would then have a crown made for it.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to us 11798 dentist when you have a toothache. Simply call us at our office and we will have you seen as quickly as we can. A toothache is an emergency, and we treat it with the urgency it deserves.
Dentist in 11746
Your gums are a key part of your oral health, but most people don’t give them much thought until or unless something is wrong with them. Here at Dental Arts of Wyandanch and Huntington Station, we believe that prevention is the very best cure of all. And that’s why we suggest a plan that will serve to put the odds in your favor for maximum gum wellness. If, however, the need arises, our dentist in 11746 has gum treatments available to halt and reverse the effects of periodontal disease.
The most important factor in keeping your gums healthy is addressing plaque, the filmy substance that forms on and between teeth Since it feeds off of sugars and starch, a nutritious diet is the first line of defense against it. Brushing after meals and flossing daily will remove most of the plaque in your mouth. But it can hide, such as in gum pockets, out of reach of your oral hygiene. That’s when it hardens into tartar. At that point, it cannot be eliminated with simple brushing and flossing. However, if you commit to coming in twice per year for a teeth cleaning, that will eradicate all of the plaque and tartar that remain. In fact, if you are showing indications of gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease, a teeth cleaning (or two) will stop the progress of gum disease and return your gums back to their normal pink color and their high level of well-being. If gum disease reaches the advanced stage of periodontitis, a more deep cleaning called scaling and root planing is called for, which can be performed by our dentist in 11746. And if your gum pockets are so deep that they are causing recurring gum disease, pocket reduction surgery will be needed.
Call us today and schedule a teeth cleaning along with your six month dental exam. And if you notice any signs of advanced gum disease, such as persistent bad breath, receding gums, bleeding gums when you brush, or loose teeth, you should come in to see our dentist in 11746 right away.