If you ask anyone who has ever lived with pain, they will all tell you that it is never a comfortable or pleasurable experience. Continuous pain, no matter how slight, is taxing on the mind, heart, and body. One of the worst pains people speak of is tooth pain. Tooth pain is excruciating, and can truly cripple someone, hindering the way they feel about themselves and how they go about their daily lives. Though you may dismiss tooth pain as simple discomfort, there are many things that could be the underlying issue of your pain, and it has the potential to be serious. Thankfully, Dr. Stephen Scotto-Lavino is able to alleviate your pain by offering root canal therapy to his patients.
A couple of reasons why someone may need root canal therapy is when a cavity has been ignored for far too long, and when there is some sort of dental trauma. Root canal therapy, also known as endodontics, is able to relieve you of your chronic pain, restoring the health in your tooth and in your smile.
When harmful bacteria have made its way to the pulp of your tooth, the result is constant pain and pressure. If you do not handle your tooth pain in a timely manner, you could suffer from bone loss in your jaw, putting the other teeth in your smile in serious jeopardy. Dr. Scotto-Lavino will address the infected tooth by removing the damaged pulp. The tooth is then filled with a biocompatible material, and capped with a dental crown. All of these measures are to ensure that no more bacteria enter your tooth and causes damage to the tooth any further. At the end of your root canal therapy, you are left free of pain and with a healthier smile! If you would like Dr. Scotto-Lavino’s help alleviating you of your tooth pain with root canal therapy, contact our Selden, NY dental office today.
Your local dentist in Selden, NY can provide you with root canal therapy, as well as a menu of other personalized services for patients from Selden, Centereach, Port Jefferson, Farmingville, and beyond. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!