Don’t Let A Dental Emergency Ruin Your Day

El Paso, TX, dentist offers emergency treatment for patients

A sudden and persistent toothache can be alarming. If this happens to you, it’s important that you treat the problem as soon as possible so that it does not worsen. Whether you are experiencing an ache or have broken one of your pearly whites, your Sunny Smiles team can help examine and treat the area efficiently. In today’s blog, we’re here with helpful advice on managing an emergency dental situation.

Why You Should Not Ignore A Toothache

The source of a toothache may be hard to pinpoint immediately. It could be due to an injury that has occurred, a severe cavity, a side effect of gum disease, and many other problems. If this has started suddenly and lasts for several hours, you should call your dentist for a same-day appointment. While it may be tempting to try to ignore the problem and wait until your next checkup, this can put you at risk of the discomfort worsening. When you come in for an emergency visit, your dentist can examine the area and find out what the root cause of the issue may be. Then, the proper restorative treatment can be done to relieve the discomfort. Severe cavities are a common cause of dental pain. To resolve this, a dental filling or root canal may need to be performed.

Helping You Stay Calm

We know that urgent dental care can be worrisome for many patients. It can be anxiety-inducing when one of your teeth starts to hurt, especially when you do your best to take care of your oral health. Our team will do their best to help keep you calm throughout your visit. When you call to make an appointment, we may be able to walk you through what to do as you wait. At your appointment, the team will gently examine the area and discuss what your treatment options may be. More invasive restorations like root canals can seem intimidating, but they can help relieve your discomfort and help maintain your oral health. Before starting the procedure, the area will be numbed so that you can feel comfortable throughout treatment.

Other Emergencies We Can Help With

We can help with more than just toothaches. If you are experiencing other problems, such as a chipped or broken tooth, we can help with this too. Breaking a tooth can cause discomfort and sensitivity if left untreated. The team can offer restorative care like dental crowns or bonding depending on the severity of your injury. Crowns can cover the injured area so that you can chew and talk without the area being sensitive.

Call Us If You Need Urgent Smile Care

Injury to your tooth could worsen if it is not treated promptly. To schedule an emergency visit with our team, call Sunny Smiles in El Paso, TX, today at 915.759.7000.