You wouldn’t think that one tooth could cause so many problems, but it happens all the time.

The good news is that visiting your dentist in Hackensack, NJ on a regular basis will make it easier to catch and treat the issue right away before it becomes a serious problem with a costly solution.

The bad news is that too many people try to ignore or dismiss dental problems thinking they might go away or assuming they can wait until their next appointment.

This isn’t the case because, as we all know, problems don’t go away by themselves. In fact, ignoring them will most often just make them worse.

So here are three common tooth problems you might experience at some point and how we can fix them easily with restorative care by our dentist in Tenafly, NJ at Summit Dental:

  1. A Toothache – In many cases, a toothache that comes on suddenly for no apparent reason is a sign of infection. Putting off a trip to the dentist when you have an intense toothache, even for just a day or two, can be dangerous. You don’t want the infection to spread from your tooth to your bloodstream. We can treat it with a comfortable root canal and then cap the tooth with a dental crown to prevent future problems and preserve your tooth.
  2. A Decayed Tooth – Just because you go to the dentist for a cleaning and exam every six months doesn’t mean cavities can’t form between those visits. If caught early, we can simply remove the decay and fill the area with a color-matched composite material to keep the tooth strong and functional. If the cavity is too large, we can preserve the tooth with a dental crown instead.
  3. A Missing Tooth – Whether it’s been knocked out, has become loose, or is so damaged by decay, injury, or infection, you’ll be left with a large empty space in your mouth. Replacing it right away is the only way to prevent jawbone deterioration and further tooth loss. We recommend joining a restoration with a dental implant so your new tooth has an artificial root that will mimic the natural fusion and function of a real tooth root.

No matter what’s going on with your teeth, whether it’s just some sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, a throbbing toothache, or some other kind of damage, don’t put off getting the treatment you need!

Let us fix the issue quickly, effectively, and comfortably with restorative dentistry!

Call Summit Dental at 201-366-7001 for our Hackensack office to schedule an appointment, or call at 201-347-1417 for our Tenafly office to schedule.