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.