Toothache is undoubtedly capable of disrupting our routine life. The best is prevention, but what if we still have to face it? Being aware of the various causes of tooth pain goes a long way. Dr. Enyoung Park and Dr. Terry Lin from ParkLin Dental can help you deal with tooth pain by performing a root canal in Katonah, NY. A root canal treatment is inevitable when the tooth decay has reached the pulp and is causing pain.
If you experience sharp pain on drinking hot or cold drinks, it could be due to dentin exposure. This type of pain may not last long. Enamel and dentin are coverings of the teeth, enamel being the outermost. Sensitivity also occurs when taking sweet or sour foods. Dull aching pain is a feature of infected teeth. This throbbing pain may last for many days until treated. It might be hard to pinpoint the source of pain. Consult your dentist in Katonah, NY, to have a root canal for decayed and infected teeth. Root canal treatments aim to remove infected tissue from within the tooth and fill it. The dentist may prescribe antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medication as per the case.
Chips on the teeth can give sensitivity or pain depending on the severity and extension to the pulp. Decays that haven't reached the pulp will need a filling, and there will be relief from pain. But before the filling, caries has to be removed. Abrasions on the tooth can be treated with fillings, thus eliminating dentin exposure that causes sensitivity.
Are you experiencing tooth pain giving you sleepless nights? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Enyoung Park and Dr. Terry Lin from ParkLin Dental in Katonah, NY, to find out if you need a root canal by calling us at (914) 232-8182 today.