Two of the most dreaded dental procedures for patients are having a tooth extracted or having a root canal. You may avoid going to your dentist altogether because of this fear. However, at the office of Baruch B Lifshitz, DDS, you will receive the best dental care using the most advanced techniques, equipment, and materials. Dr. Lifshitz is a highly-skilled dentist who specializes in Monroe tooth extractions, as well as root canals, and will sure to make the experience as comfortable and anxiety-free as possible no matter what your oral health needs may be.
Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve or pulp of a tooth is affected by decay or infection, or if there has been significant injury or trauma to the tooth. Symptoms of the infection are generally acute dental pain or sensitivity to hot, cold or percussion. Your root canal therapy will begin by Dr. Lifshitz making an opening in the crown of the tooth or teeth. Then he will gently remove the infected or inflamed pulp from your tooth. After carefully shaping, sterilizing, and cleaning the inside of the canal, the opening is filled and sealed with a rubber-like compound. At the next appointment, usually a week later, the roots and the inside cavity of the tooth will be filled and sealed with special dental materials. A filling will be placed to cover the opening on top of the tooth. In addition, all teeth that have root canal treatment should have a crown (cap) placed. This will protect the tooth and prevent it from breaking, and restore it to its full function. However, sometimes a Monroe tooth extraction is unavoidable. This may be due to sever tooth damage or trauma. Teeth are pulled either by simple extraction, which are performed on teeth that are visible in the mouth, or by surgical extraction.
Teeth treated by Dr. Lifshitz can last just as long as natural teeth, but a re-treatment may be required in some cases due to improper healing or other complications. You will be given care instructions after each appointment. Good oral hygiene practices and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your root canal treatment. With the expertise of Dr. Lifshitz, receiving a root canal no longer has to be an uncomfortable, frightening experience. If it is decided that your tooth is beyond repair and restoration, then a Monroe tooth extractions may be the best option to ensure your oral health. Either way, you’ll leave our offices smiling, showing off your beautiful, well cared-for teeth!
Toothaches and pains are signs and symptoms that should not be ignored. If you are experiencing any kind of dental pain, you may have severe tooth decay, a serious cavity, or an infected tooth root. Whether you need a dental filling, root canal therapy, or any Monroe tooth extractions, Baruch B Lifshitz, DDS can provide you with the complete care that you need to alleviate the pain and to restore your overall dental health.
Tooth decay and infection is serious business. This often occurs as a result of plaque buildup. As plaque builds up in the crevices of teeth or along the gumline, the plaque reacts with carbohydrates in the foods that you eat every day. This reaction is often acidic, and happens the most with sugars and other carbohydrates, which is why dentists stress limiting sweets and other junk food. This acidic reaction wears down the tooth enamel and eventually begins to eat away at it. This usually causes a cavity first, creating a hole in the tooth where more plaque can accumulate and cause more damage. As a cavity expands, it can spread to infect the tooth root and the nerve or it can compromise the entire tooth itself. To treat a simple cavity, Baruch B Lifshitz, DDS can provide patients with a dental filling that will stop the decay from spreading while sealing the hole. Root canal therapy removes the infected tooth root while salvaging as much of the tooth as possible, filling in the remaining cavity much in the same way as a dental filling. A complete tooth extraction is needed when no portion of the tooth can be saved and adjacent teeth are at risk of submitting to decay as well. Whether you need a dental filling, root canal therapy, or a Monroe tooth extraction, Baruch B Lifshitz, DDS can let you know.
If you are experiencing toothaches or other pains, the cause is likely one of the culprits mentioned above, but only a thorough dental exam will tell you exactly what treatment needs to be done. If you believe you need a dental filling, root canal therapy or any Monroe teeth extractions, Baruch B Lifshitz, DDS is here to provide you with the complete care that you need in order to fully restore your dental health.