They can range from a minor frustration to debilitating and throbbing pain that will not go away even when you take OTC medication. Whether your toothache is a minor twinge or severe, it’s vital to get to the root of the problem. In many cases, toothaches are only a symptom of the problem. A toothache could be indicative of a fracture or an untreated cavity. In either case, it could get to the pulp at the center of your tooth. Once this happens, bacteria invades the core and results in infection, pain, and pressure. Instead of waiting until this happens, Dr. Fotek can administer root canal therapy and potentially save the tooth. Contact Dr. Fotek at her Jupiter office to eliminate toothache and headache and save your healthy tooth.
Root canal therapy or endodontic therapy involves removal of infection infection and protection of your tooth from further bacterial invasions. The treatment removal of damaged pulp, cleaning, shaping, disinfecting, filling and sealing your tooth. Dr. Fotek utilizes holistic state of the art Ozone technology.
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At our Jupiter office, we strive to preserve as much of your natural tooth structure as possible. At the same time, we pay an infinite amount of attention to your comfort. During root canal therapy, Dr. Fotek utilizes local anesthetics to safely numb the area before the procedure, which means you won’t feel anything. However, a staggering number of Americans avoid going to the dentist because of severe anxiety or dental phobia. If you suffer from dental anxiety, Dr. Fotek is can administer dental oral sedation along with aromatherapy to ensure you are comfortable and relaxed throughout the treatment.
Instead of letting your toothache keep you from enjoying life, it’s time to get to the root of the problem. In some cases, the culprit is a sensitive tooth. In other cases, you may be suffering from a cavity or other oral problem. In either case, it’s vital to schedule a consultation at our Jupiter office as soon as possible. If your toothache is from an exposed pulp, it will not magically go away. Contact Dr. Fotek today for treatment to relieve the pain and save your tooth.
It is important to preserve the tooth as we only have one set of teeth. The human tooth has three distinct layers: enamel, dentin and pulp. Each of them have different strength, structure and responsibility. The outside enamel is responsible for withstanding the force of chewing and biting. This outer enamel also protects the interior layers of your tooth. As the second level of protection for the pulp, the porous dentin also sends sensory information to the pulp’s nerves.
Within the central chamber of your tooth is the pulp. The pulp is responsible for housing the nerves of your tooth. In addition, the pulp circulates the blood, which is carries hydration and nutrients to keep your teeth healthy. Your tooth’s enamel is the strongest substance your body produces because your pulp is highly sensitive. When the enamel is eroded through fractures, injuries, or tooth decay, it can compromise your pulp. In addition, exposure of the pulp makes it highly susceptible to bacterial infection, which will destroy your tooth and could lead to infections in other parts of your body. Root canal therapy effectively removes infection and restores your tooth to function.