Reliable Emergency Dentistry to Alleviate Oral Pain
What Is a Dental Emergency?
Not all dental issues require immediate attention. However, ignoring the signs of a dental emergency can lead to much more significant oral health issues in the future. Our team is committed to providing patients with the information necessary to make the best oral healthcare decisions. Dental emergencies can be painful and scary, especially for younger patients. If you're experiencing a dental emergency, time is of the essence, and seeking prompt treatment can make all the difference. Our team can respond to your urgent need for treatment due to a sudden, unexpected, or extreme dental issue. Learn more about the common signs of a dental emergency:
- Facial Swelling
- Bleeding From the Mouth
- Severe Tooth Pain
- Chronic Headaches
- Tooth Numbness
- Strong Tooth Sensitivity
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is a common emergency dental treatment that helps eliminate pain in an infected tooth. When tooth decay becomes so severe, bacteria can reach the tooth's pulp, which contains nerves and blood vessels. Over time, the pulp can become infected, leading to pain and tenderness around the area. Our team follows a trusted and efficient root canal therapy process, eliminating infection and preserving the tooth:
- We begin by creating an opening in the infected tooth.
- Next, we'll remove the infected pulp and clean the cavity.
- The cavity is filled with dental material to help restore the integrity of the tooth.
- Finally, a new crown is placed to protect the tooth's root and restore normal function.
At Oliver Dental and Implants, we have a high success rate performing root canal therapy. Following the procedure, patients can expect to feel tenderness in the area for up to a few days.