What should I do if I experience tooth pain?
We never want our patients to experience pain, but we realize that dental emergencies sometimes come up. Unfortunately, you can’t plan a convenient time for your tooth to start hurting, so the best thing to do is to give us a call if you have tooth pain. That way, we can ask the appropriate questions in order to determine how best to treat you.
When you call us, be sure to share all pertinent information about your tooth pain. For example, did you bite into something? Did you lose a restoration? How long has your tooth been bothering you?
All of these clues can help us to determine how to prepare for your emergency dental exam. Once you arrive in our office, we will work toward diagnosing your condition to we can restore your health and comfort. We will take an x-ray of your painful tooth and look for the cause.
Then, we will determine the treatment necessary to restore the health of your tooth. Some of the most common causes of dental pain include infection, a broken or lost restoration, deep decay, the need for a root canal, cracks, or fractures.
Our team is committed to your health and comfort. Rest assured when you call our office with tooth pain, we will work diligently to help you feel better.