Toothaches are no fun. That’s an understatement, of course. At Pacific Family Dentistry, we will handle your toothache as an emergency; getting you in for treatment quickly so that you can get the relief you need.
Our dentist in Parkland will determine the reason for your toothache, because the method of treatment will depend on that information. You may only need a filling, either to address a cavity that you have developed, or to replace one that has come loose or fallen out. That’s the simplest and quickest care you can get for a toothache. In the event that there is actual damage to your tooth, such as when it becomes chipped or cracked, then the strategy is to restore the tooth with a crown, or what is sometimes called a cap. Since they have to be made at the dental lab, our dentist in Parkland takes impressions that they will use to make it. You will then be fitted with a temporary crown. It is important to keep the tooth protected until such time as your permanent crown is fashioned and ready to be cemented to your tooth for long term use. The longer your inner tooth is exposed, the greater the chance is that you will sustain an infection in the pulp. This applies to cavities and lost fillings, too, and is a big part of why it should be treated as an emergency. If an infection does occur, not only will the pain typically be more severe, but you will need root canal to repair the damage. Fortunately, this essential procedure is performed with very little or no pain in the process. Only the most advanced equipment and gentle techniques are used here.
It should be reassuring to know that our dentist in Parkland is here for you when you have an urgent need. Contact us immediately when you have a toothache.