Do you have a toothache? When a tooth incurs damage to the nerve within its canals, whether from damage or decay, it can die and create a risk for infection. Swelling of the nerve can create intense tooth pain.
Dr. Wei offers relief for irreparably damaged tooth nerves through modern root canal therapy. With precision tools and today’s anesthesia, like nitrous oxide, root canal therapy is so comfortable, many of our patients fall asleep during the procedure!
Benefits of removing the damaged nerve and replacing it with manmade material include keeping your natural tooth in place. Often, the only alternative to a root canal is extraction. It may not sound like much, but retaining your tooth will keep your proper, comfortable bite intact and alleviate the need for a replacement tooth.
Symptoms of Tooth Infection
A tooth can become infected for a variety of different reasons including chips, breaks, decay, untreated cavities, and traumatic injury. Some common symptoms of a tooth infection include:
- Intense sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
- Severe pain and/or swelling in the surrounding areas
- An abscess surrounding the tooth
- Substantial decay
It is also important to note that a tooth infection may not demonstrate any symptoms at all. For this reason, we recommend that you receive routine dental checkups to help identify potential issues and maintain optimal oral health.
Call our New York dental office to schedule your consultation with restorative and cosmetic dentist, Dr. Wei. Many of our patients live and work in Midtown Manhattan, while others come from Astoria, Weehawken, and Long Island City.