There are certain times when you need an emergency dentist, and a toothache is one of those times. Our dental office in Plano TX doesn’t want you to be in pain needlessly. A toothache is a very general feeling, but only with an examination and x-rays can it be determined what the source of it is. And that’s required for identifying and administering the proper treatment.
Your toothache may be due to a lost filling or the existence of an undetected cavity that requires a filling. If so, our dental office in Plano TX can take care of that quickly and easily. In addition to alleviating the pain, a filling now prevents a cavity from getting bigger and putting you at risk for a tooth infection. And speaking of that, an infection could also be the reason for your toothache. When the protective layers of your tooth are compromised, such as from a large cavity or a chipped or cracked tooth, bacteria can get inside. Root canal therapy is the way to address the infection, and because of today’s modern techniques and equipment, you can breathe easy. Most patients now report little or no pain while it’s being done. A chipped or cracked tooth can cause a toothache without there being an infection present. It can simply be an exposed nerve. By placing a crown over the tooth, the nerve will be protected and your pain will be relieved. Impressions have to be sent to the dental lab for a custom-made crown, but our dental office in Plano TX will fit you with a temporary one until that time. Not all toothaches are due to problems in the tooth. The pain may originate in the jaw or gums, and if so our emergency dentist will diagnose it and discuss the appropriate treatment options with you.
It should be comforting to know that we’re here when you have an urgent dental need. Call us and we will book you to come in as soon as possible.