How Should I Respond If I Have A Severe Toothache?

woman with toothacheIf you have a severe toothache, or pain that has not subsided after a short time, let your dentist know. The pain you feel could be a symptom of a problem that requires restorative dental work. At Sunny Smiles, we can take on your toothache on short notice. Our patients have access to emergency oral health services, which means they do not have to endure a frustrating waiting period for care. We can evaluate your tooth, determine what is affecting you, and recommend the appropriate treatment to put a stop to the matter. After addressing the problem, we can protect your tooth by capping a custom dental crown over it.

Persistent Or Serious Tooth Pain Can Be A Sign Of Poor Oral Health

A brief toothache can be irritating, but you should be especially worried when pain does not go away, or when you would describe it as “severe.” These issues point to a problem with your oral health, one that can worsen in time if nothing is done to treat the matter. At an emergency dental visit, your dentist will check your tooth to determine what is wrong and recommend care. Tooth pain can be a symptom of an infection, something we can address by performing root canal therapy. This procedure removes bacteria and damaged tissues within your pulp to stop an infection or injury from worsening.

Can I Schedule Emergency Care Over A Toothache?

If you are concerned about a toothache’s severity or duration, reach out to arrange an emergency procedure. By addressing the problem on short notice, we can do more than just put a stop to pain. We can intervene and restore your oral health before a problem worsens. In time, an infection from a severe cavity or injury can lead to the spread of bacteria beyond your tooth, and it can make tooth extraction necessary.

What Treatment Will I Need To Address My Toothache?

Root canal therapy can be recommended if you have a problem with a toothache. For a dental injury, a root canal may be needed even if you act quickly, simply because of how badly your tooth is hurt. However, you can prevent cavity problems that require this service when you consistently schedule routine dental exams. At these appointments, your dentist will be able to look for early signs of tooth decay that we can then address with dental fillings.

Talk To Sunny Smiles If You Grow Concerned About A Toothache

When you have concerns about a toothache, know that Sunny Smiles is available to help! When necessary, we can provide emergency dental services for our patients. To find out more about this and other forms of care that we provide, please contact your El Paso, TX, dentists’ office on N Zaragoza Rd by calling 915-849-9000.