If you have a dental emergency, don’t delay getting treatment. Call our office and Dr. Finley or Dr. Henderson will see you today to relieve your pain and provide any immediate care that is needed. He’ll also recommend any additional treatment you need to resolve the issue.
What Is a Dental Emergency?
A dental emergency is an event that affects the health of your teeth or oral tissue. Without prompt treatment, the problem can get worse and compromise your oral health. Not all dental emergencies are painful.
Types of Dental Emergencies
If you have a toothache, an infection is usually the cause. Advanced tooth decay reaches the pulp, or living tissue, inside your tooth and results in infection, inflammation, and pain. An untreated tooth infection will linger and spread.
Trauma to your mouth or teeth, a tooth fracture, or a loose permanent tooth are all dental emergencies. Prompt care can help save the tooth and prevent further damage. Trauma can cause internal damage to a tooth, so even if you can’t see any damage, your tooth still needs to be examined.
A dental filling replaces decay. If you don’t get a lost filling replaced promptly, the softer dentin inside your tooth will decay rapidly.
Cracked or Lost Crown
Dental crowns protect badly decayed, worn, or broken teeth. If your crown is cracked or lost, your tooth doesn’t have the protection it needs. The crown needs to be replaced promptly. If a crown has come off and merely needs to be re-cemented, delaying that treatment can allow the adjacent teeth to drift together, making it impossible for the original crown to be re-fitted.
What Can You Expect?
Dr. Finley or Dr. Henderson will relieve your pain, examine your teeth and gums, determine the cause of the pain or discomfort, and explain your treatment options.
If your tooth is infected, root canal treatment is needed. This procedure removes infected tooth pulp, replaces it with a dental filler material, and protects the tooth with a dental crown.
Are You Afraid of the Dentist?
Our office environment is relaxing, and our team caters to patients with dental anxiety. From injections to extractions, it’s common for our patients to receive dental care without realizing that the entire process is complete—they don’t feel a thing.
If you are particularly anxious, sedation dentistry is available to help you relax throughout your entire visit.
Don’t delay treatment for your dental emergency. Call us today.
“The staff was very friendly and accommodating. I went in for a root canal yesterday and I felt no pain or discomfort of any kind.” – Lance W.