Are you suffering from oral pain that is accompanied by a permanent bad taste in your mouth? If you are living with an ache inside your mouth that grows worse upon being introduced to hot or cold foods and drinks, you should be sure to pay a visit to your local Old Tappan endodontist as soon as possible for a swift diagnosis and comprehensive care. Any oral pain, be it mild or severe, that persist inside the mouth for over a week is more than just an annoyance, but is in fact a symptom of a serious problem requiring immediate attention. For an accurate diagnosis and the best care possible for aching teeth and gums, visit the state of the art offices of Rockland Endodontics.
Old Tappan Root Canals
A root canal infection occurs when the inner chamber of your tooth which houses the sensitive pulp and nerve endings becomes infected. This type of infection is more common than most of us realize. While root canal infections can be caused by a crack or chip in the surface of our teeth creating a nick in the armor of our dentin for bacteria to pass through, in most cases a root canal infection occurs when the dentin of the tooth has become weakened and worn through the simple process of tooth decay. A root canal infection is caused by the bacteria that exist naturally in our mouth, but have often risen in these cases to dangerously high numbers due improper oral health care. A root canal infection occurs deep below the surface, and as such should be handled by your trusted Old Tappan endodontist.
Root canal infections cause far more than just oral pain. Symptoms of a root canal infection include sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures that persists even after the offending substance has been removed, halitosis or a permanent bad taste in your mouth, persistent bad breath, a darkening or otherwise discolored area of tissue at the site of your pain, swollen or irritated gums around the area of your pain, as well as pimple on the lining of your gums that continues to persist despite efforts to remove it. A root canal infection is not a matter for general dentistry, but one for your professional Old Tappan endodontist, whose specialized knowledge and expertise on all matters of the root canals and all other areas deep below the surface of your teeth can provide an immediate diagnosis and the swift treatment your mouth needs to be returned to perfect health. At the state of the art offices of Rockland Endodontics our fully licensed and professionally trained team work one on one with our patients for personalized care you can count on to put an end to painful root canal infections.
Dislodged or avulsed teeth should be treated as an emergency. Rockland Endodontics wants you to know the right thing to do if one of your teeth comes free from or is ripped from its socket so that you can waste no time in addressing it. Quick action can mean the difference between losing your teeth or saving them. Our Old Tappan endodontist may be able to reattach the tooth to its socket or perform root canal therapy to allow you to keep it.
Dislodged Teeth Old Tappan
There are a variety of ways that your tooth can become dislodged or avulsed, including car accidents, falls, being struck, or traumatic facial injuries. Regardless of how it occurs, once any possible life threatening concerns are taken care of, you should immediately call our office to schedule an urgent appointment with our Old Tappan endodontist. In the meantime, there are some things that you should do to increase the chances of saving your tooth and in addressing any pain you could be feeling. First, if the tooth is only dislodged, try to put it back into its socket. If you cannot, keep the tooth moist by putting it into a container with milk or you can use water and just a pinch of salt. An avulsed tooth typically requires immediate root canal treatment if it is determined that the tooth can be saved. Over the counter pain relievers can be taken or an ice pack applied to the effected area for pain management.
Our Old Tappan endodontist will clean the socket and the surrounding area and then attempt to get the tooth back into its proper place. If there has been no damage to the tooth’s pulp, you may not need any further treatment. Sometimes, an orthodontic wire bracket or a plastic splint is needed to keep the tooth in place during the healing process. Damage to either the pulp or the nerve will usually require root canal therapy. This will help to avoid an infection or discoloration to the tooth. Ordinarily, root canal treatment cannot be performed immediately. Medication such as calcium hydroxide is often utilized in the interim until the procedure can be done.