One of the most reassuring things you can hear is our Upper Manhattan dentist, Dr. Darryl Lieberman telling you that you have no cavities. The goal of our office is to make that the outcome of most if not all of your visits here for a twice-yearly examination. Dental decay and the cavities that result can be prevented with proper care and attention.
The progression is that plaque and tartar cause dental decay, and then cavities form. Plaque is a filmy bacteria that erodes tooth enamel. It is essential to remove it every day, which is why you should brush first thing in the morning, and then again before bed. Flossing thoroughly is also important. Tartar is the hardened form of plaque that you get when the film evades the reach of your oral hygiene. Unfortunately, there is no efficient way to remove tartar on your own, and so you depend on our Upper Manhattan dentist. Your session every six months has two purposes regarding dental decay. First is to address any existing cavities, and second is to prevent future ones. The first goal is accomplished via a checkup and periodic x-rays that detect the tiniest of holes in your teeth. Filling them now will allow you to avoid the risks of larger cavities leading to a possible toothache or infection. And the second goal is the elimination of tartar by our Upper Manhattan dentist. It’s as if you were hitting a reset button on your oral health. You’ll be less likely to develop more cavities after having a teeth cleaning.
The math of the situation is simple. Less dental plaque and tartar means less dental decay, which in turn means fewer cavities. And fewer cavities mean less chance of needing root canal or a tooth extraction. Call us now to arrange an appointment.
If you get a cracked tooth, it is important that you come in to see our dentist as soon as possible. At our dental practice, Dr. Darryl Lieberman, our emergency dentist Bronx NY, Dr. Darryl Lieberman, can provide you with emergency care for a cracked tooth.
There are many different types of cracks that can develop in a tooth. Some cracks are purely surface cracks and can easily have their appearance fixed with dental bonding or porcelain veneers. However, superficial dental cracks will not affect the integrity of your tooth. Yet, there are other cracks which can be very dangerous. Sometimes when a tooth is cracked, the patient will only know it because they are experiencing tooth pain. A tooth crack can cause intermittent pain so it can be difficult to diagnose. A tooth that is cracked can allow decay to enter the interior of the tooth, causing the tooth to need a root canal procedure. A cracked tooth can also move and constantly irritate interior pulp so that it becomes damaged. In this case, the patient will also need to have a root canal procedure to save the tooth. Sometimes, when a tooth is cracked, especially when the crack continues below the gum line, the tooth cannot be saved and will need to be extracted. Then the tooth will need to be replaced either with a dental bridge or with a dental implant. These treatments can all be performed by our dentist. It is important that cracked teeth, and tooth pain, are always immediately brought to the attention of our emergency dentist Bronx NY. There are many things that our dentist can do to save your cracked tooth. It is always important that cracked teeth are treated to keep a dental situation from worsening. Cracked teeth can also cause tooth pain, which often leads our patients needing to see our dentist on an emergency basis.
For an appointment to see our emergency dentist Bronx NY for a cracked tooth, or for another dental emergency, simply contact our office to let us know the reason for your call.