Emergency Dentistry

Dental emergencies happen at random and can affect your ability to carry out your daily routine. We understand that emergencies are uncontrollable, which is why we offer same day emergency appointments. Our office works around busy schedules just like yours, so that you can receive the dental care you need. We also offer easy payment options in order to expedite your emergency dental care.

A dental emergency service can include any of the following:

  • Fractured or broken tooth
  • Severe toothache
  • Broken filling
  • Unexplained tooth loss
  • Painful, bleeding, or swollen gums

When patients experience extreme sensitivity, pain from a broken tooth, or are suffering from advanced periodontal disease, your dentist could recommend that you have a tooth extracted. During a simple extraction, the dentist can safely remove the affected tooth without the need for major surgery.

Although we often hope to avoid the extraction of a tooth, sometimes it is necessary if the tooth cannot be saved by a root canal or other dental procedure.

Extractions are usually performed under local anesthesia. For those with high anxiety or prefer to be sedated for this type of procedure, we also offer sedation dentistry.

Once the tooth has been pulled, a blood clot will form in the socket. The dentist will place a few stitches (usually dissolvable sutures) to close the gums over the extraction site. The dentist will pack a gauze pad into the socket and have you bite down on it. This will help stop the bleeding and help the clot form. It’s important to let the clot heal and form properly. If the blood clot does not form properly, you can run the risk of a painful condition called dry socket.

Root canal therapy is a treatment used to save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected.

A root canal procedure is performed when the nerve of the tooth becomes infected or the pulp becomes damaged. During a root canal procedure, the diseased internal portion of the tooth located in the canals of the roots of the teeth are removed. The canals are then cleaned and sealed. You may or may not be prescribed antibiotics following the treatment. Your dentist will make a recommendation that makes sense for your specific treatment.

In most cases, the unfortunate toothache or infection can be easily treated in our office. We use proven techniques and modern materials. Patients say there is little to no discomfort, and most of all, they are happy to be free of dental pain and are glad they did not have to lose a valuable tooth.