Dental Emergencies in 76901
You might be in the middle of work, watching your favorite TV show, cooking dinner, or in your car when that familiar and unwelcome sensation makes itself obvious. Toothaches may range from mild to severe, but even the least painful of them should never be ignored. Here at Lush Dental, all toothaches are emergencies.
The reason why you should have a sense of urgency for pain in your tooth is that in the overwhelming majority of cases, the reason for it is that your tooth’s natural protective layers have been breached, exposing the nerve and the pulp inside. You may be fortunate enough to only need a cavity or a crown to remedy it, but there is also a very distinct chance of developing an infection. Bacteria that are kept out of the tooth by the barrier created by your enamel and dentin are given a path inside. The greater the amount of time that this path is available, the more opportunity there is for an infection to be sustained. Our 76901 dentist will conduct an examination and take x-rays to determine the cause of your toothache. Common reasons include a large cavity, a loose filling, a filling that has fallen out, or a chipped or cracked tooth. In such cases, you will have a new filling placed by our 76901 dentist or impressions will be taken so that a crown can be fashioned to fit you properly. In the event of an infection, the solution is root canal therapy, which involves the removal of the infected tissue, the cleaning of the canals, and then sealing the canals to make future infections less likely.
Do not wait when you have a toothache. Contact our office right away so that we can get you in as soon as possible to see our 76901 dentist for treatment.