Toothache Specialist

Everyone will experience a toothache at some point in their life. They can be extremely painful and can affect your ability to chew your food properly. At Lisa D. Tran, DMD, Dr. Lisa Tran, and her staff will work to alleviate your toothache pain using effective treatment methods that have been proven successful in preventing tooth loss. If you live in the New York City area and are experiencing any degree of toothache pain or discomfort, Dr. Tran welcomes you to visit her office to schedule an appointment.

Toothache Q & A

How is an abscess treated?

An abscess is an infection that can be deep inside the gum tissue or within the tooth itself. Treating the abscess involves removing as much of the infection as possible. If the infection has damaged your tooth beyond repair, Dr. Tran may have to extract it if it can't be repaired. If your tooth is pulled, she can drain the abscess and allow the infection to drain away.

A root canal is another option that Dr. Tran can use. With a root canal, the damaged area of the nerve is removed, along with any infection that may be present. If the infection is in the gum tissue itself, Dr. Tran may create an incision in the gum, allowing the infection to drain and the area to be treated.

What are common causes of toothache pain?

Cavities, abscesses, or cracks can cause toothaches. If you've broken a tooth in the past, had it repaired, and are experiencing pain in that same tooth, the dental work may be failing. Pain can also be caused by gum disease that has started to cause the gums to recede, exposing more of your tooth. The result may be a loose tooth that eventually falls out or breaks at the gum line.

Dr. Tran will evaluate your teeth to try and find the cause of your pain. Once she knows what is causing the toothache, she will be able to provide the appropriate treatment.

What are the best ways to prevent a toothache from occurring?

While some toothaches are hard to avoid, especially if a failed dental procedure causes them, there are several things you can do to reduce the risk of your teeth becoming damaged. With proper dental care, you can keep your teeth free of cavities and limit the potential for possible infection.

Dr. Tran can teach you the best ways to brush and floss your teeth to remove any debris and bacteria that may get caught between your teeth. She can advise you on which type of toothpaste is best and how often you should brush and floss your teeth.


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    "There was a lot of work, but everything went smoothly and painlessly. She even checked up on me over text message!"

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    "The procedure was FAR less horrific than I had ever imagined, and I fully attribute this to Dr. Tran's impeccable skills."

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    "Root canal is never pleasant but Dr. Tran and her team provided the best dental experience I've ever had."

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    "Do yourself a favor, if you have tooth pain that requires a root canal, and you are required to see an endodontist, schedule a visit to Doctor Tran's dental office."

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    "I highly recommend Dr. Tran to anyone who is even slightly wary of the drill, a seasoned root canal receiver or not."

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Lisa Tran, DMD
119 W 57th Street, Suite 915
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 646-600-9217
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