Serious Toothaches Require Immediate Attention

El Paso, TX, dentist offers emergency care

A sudden and persistent pain around your tooth can be agitating. At first, you may try to relieve the discomfort with over-the-counter pain reducers, cold compress, or other remedies. If the problem persists, though, you should have it examined by your dental team. Sunny Smiles offers swift urgent care that can help relieve pain and protect your oral health from significant damage.

What Can Cause Your Toothache?

There are many reasons that could cause discomfort around your tooth. Cavities, for example, can make the area feel sensitive or cause a lingering feeling after eating. Usually, this can be relieved with an over-the-counter pain reducer and being careful when eating until you can get a filling. The area may also be sore due to bruxism. When you have bruxism, you grind your teeth chronically, often without even being aware. In the morning, you may wake up with headaches or soreness around your teeth. If you frequently experience this, your dentist can help diagnose and treat the problem. Other causes could be due to damage or an infection. If your discomfort is sudden and persistent, you will need to seek attention for it as soon as possible so that it does not worsen.

Emergency Care Can Bring Relief

Don’t wait until your next checkup to have damage or discomfort looked at. You can schedule an emergency appointment with our team Monday through Saturday. If you’re unsure if you should wait or come in, a good rule to follow is that if the pain is persistent, it needs to be looked at urgently. If you have broken one of your pearly whites, are bleeding, or the area is swollen, it’s important to have it looked at promptly. At your appointment, your dentist will examine the area and assess the type of damage. Then, a restoration can be planned to relieve your symptoms. This could include a root canal, crown, or tooth extraction.

What To Do If You Experience Other Symptoms

Dealing with broken or chipped teeth can be stressful. This can happen when playing sports, biting into something too hard, or in other types of accidents. Like a persistent toothache, this problem should not be ignored or taken lightly. Save the broken pieces if you can do so, apply a cold compress to the area, and call your dentist to come in as early as possible. Swift treatment for this can help ensure that it does not break further or result in the loss of your pearly white.

Experiencing A Tooth-Related Emergency? We Can Help

The team at Sunny Smiles Family Dentistry in El Paso, TX, is here to help you when you need urgent care. To schedule an appointment with our team, call 915.759.7000.