When a toothache in Middle Village turns into a dental emergency, our emergency dentist at Implant and Cosmetic Dental Care can diagnose and treat the problem bringing relief. Most toothaches are the result of decay, from a simple cavity to a situation where the tooth’s roots are infected or there is an abscess that must be taken care of immediately. Generally our doctor is able to remove the decay from the tooth and fill the cavity that is left in the tooth and this relieves the pain. If the roots are involved our doctor may have to use an endodontic procedure, a root canal, to clear away the infected roots. A tooth that has gone through a sudden injury or some form of trauma can also develop pain, our doctor will stabilize the condition and work on restoring the tooth whenever possible.
Besides a toothache in Middle Village, a dental emergency can be triggered by a number of conditions and situations, the most common include a broken or cracked tooth or teeth, broken jaw, a permanent tooth that has been knocked out, an object stuck between the teeth that causes severe discomfort, and severe pain. Often dental emergencies are the result of accidents and sudden injuries such as a blow to the jaw, fall or a car accident. Other emergencies at our practice are the result of periodontal disease, an abscess, an impacted tooth or a disease of the jaw.
When a toothache in Middle Village turns into an emergency, a visit to our emergency dentist has two primary goals. The first is to stop the pain if there is any and the second is to preserve the tooth or teeth involved. Preserving the teeth can include restoring broken or cracked teeth or trying to restore a tooth that has been knocked out. Treating an abscess or performing an endodontic treatment may also be necessary to relieve pain and restore the tooth. Sometimes our doctor will treat the emergency after hours and perform the full restorative services the next day when the pain has subsided. If you have an emergency please call our office.