Are you in pain with a toothache? Call Dr. Sirin today. He’ll perform a quick procedure to relieve your pain, stabilize and examine your tooth, and recommend treatment. Even if you’re not a current patient or haven’t seen a dentist in years, we are happy to help. But a toothache isn’t the only reason you might need immediate care.
What Is a Dental Emergency?
A dental emergency is a problem with a tooth or oral cavity that requires immediate attention. Trauma, severe pain, infection, abscess, or uncontrolled bleeding are signs and symptoms that need urgent dental care. But not all dental emergencies are painful.
Types of Dental Emergencies
Common dental emergencies include:
- Lost or damaged crown or filling
- Chipped, cracked, or broken tooth
- Trauma to your face or mouth
Let us explain why you need urgent dental care in these situations.
A lingering toothache is the most common dental emergency. And an infection is usually the cause. After Dr. Sirin relieves your pain and stabilizes your tooth, he will determine if you need more treatment right away or a follow-up appointment. When tooth pulp (living tissue and nerves inside the tooth) is infected, your body tries to kill the bacteria with white blood cells and antibodies—but the inflammation crowds them out of the canals. Eventually, the tooth pulp will swell, choke, and die.
Dr. Sirin can perform painless root canal treatment to remove the infection, clean out the tooth, and replace the pulp with a dental filler material. You’ll receive a dental crown to protect the weakened tooth from further damage.
Lost or damaged filling, crown, or other restoration
Fillings, crowns, and other types of dental restorations protect teeth. If your filling or crown is damaged, delaying replacement can further damage an already weak tooth. If a porcelain veneer loosened, your dental bonding chipped, or your dental bridge cracked, get it treated right away to limit the damage and protect your oral health.
Chipped, cracked, or broken tooth
An untreated crack or break can get worse without treatment. If you call us right away, depending on the extent of damage, Dr. Sirin can use his advanced training in cosmetic dentistry to restore the chip or save the cracked or broken tooth. Prompt treatment can minimize future pain and more complex and expensive dental work.
Trauma to your face or mouth
If you experience trauma to your face or mouth, the impact can damage your teeth or oral tissue. Although you may not feel pain or see any damage, there might be internal damage to a tooth. Dr. Sirin will examine your teeth, tongue, and other oral cavities to ensure they are healthy.
Anxious About a Dental Visit?
If dental visits make you anxious or you haven’t seen a dentist recently, don’t worry. We’re sensitive to your anxiety. And we’ll warmly welcome you and help you feel comfortable in our office. Dr. Sirin offers nitrous oxide to help you relax during treatment. Don’t let a dental emergency get worse and become even more painful or upsetting. Call us today.