Human teeth are made up of a series of layers including tooth enamel, dentin, pulp and other sensitive structures. Sometimes an accidental blow to the mouth, untreated tooth decay or other oral health problems can extend beyond the hard enamel layer to distress the core or root of the tooth. This can lead to a gradually worsening toothache.
In a situation like this it’s still best to have the affected tooth examined by an experienced endodontist like Dr. Allen Rosenthal. After he has examined the tooth to assess the cause of the toothache he will help you understand your treatment options.
Most treatment plans for a severely distressed tooth call for endodontic therapy. Also known as a root canal this treatment will essentially remove all distressed dental structures from the core of the tooth as well as removing the tooth enamel layer.
Once all compromised areas have been addressed by Drs. Allen Rosenthal or Agnes Herceg, Advanced Endodontics & Microsurgery of Stamford, PC’s staff will use special endodontic materials to prepare an abutment. This small post structure will eventually anchor a dental crown. This piece of dental work will fully replace the original tooth enamel layer.
If you live in the Stamford, Connecticut, area and you are suffering from toothache pain you should call 203-324-9239 to seek treatment from Dr. Allen Rosenthal.