What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a toothache? Whatever it is, we would wager that it’s nothing pleasant. It may not even be something printable. But one thing is for sure, and that’s the fact that you want very much to be rid of the pain. Here at Dowagiac Family Dentistry, we address emergencies in a timely manner and with a sense of urgency.
At the most basic level, there are only two outcomes you can expect when you have a toothache. Either your tooth will become healthy and free of pain, or you will lose your tooth. Within that simple framework are quite a few variables, along with different treatment options. You can depend on our 49047 dentist to accurately diagnose your toothache, and then to determine the most appropriate way to proceed. There are four methods of treatment for a toothache emergency. You might need a filling to treat a cavity or to replace one that has been lost. Chipped, cracked, or fractured teeth are covered with a dental crown. A tooth infection requires root canal therapy. If all else fails, our 49047 dentist will need to extract the tooth. This is a last resort, as you would probably guess. Every effort is made to keep your tooth strong and viable. You can help by taking prompt action when you first notice a toothache. Even if the pain is mild, and only occurs infrequently, remember that it is there for a reason. It’s a way of alerting you that there is a problem, which if not addressed is going to lead to consequences.
You don’t have to wait to see our 49047 dentist when you have an emergency. We’ll make sure you are seen as quickly as can be managed. So call our office right away. We’re here to help.