Dental emergencies, just like any other, always occur when they are least expected and require immediate attention when they do. If you or a loved one are dealing with a dental injury or severe tooth pain, you can always contact LakeView Family Dental to get the fast and professional care you need. We’re happy to offer same-day appointments for emergency patients, so they’re able to get what they need and return to their lives as quickly as possible.
Broken and knocked-out teeth are an extremely common type of dental emergency, and it’s one we’re more than capable of handling. In these situations, we recommend that you give us a call as soon as you can, and before you reach our office, take the following steps:
Has that little toothache you’ve been ignoring turned into a major pain? Here’s the best way to get the relief you need:
Our practice is extremely fortunate to have a team of expert dentists on staff, many with decades of experience. Whatever your emergency may be, you can trust that at least one of them has handled it countless times before. In addition to general dentists, we also have an in-house periodontist who can treat soft tissue injuries as well as a lab technician who can create custom-made restorations in-house to rebuild damaged teeth.
Most of the time, a cavity only affects the outer layer of a tooth (the enamel), but if it’s left untreated for long enough, it can easily reach and infect the sensitive inner layer (dental pulp). This is where the tooth’s nerve is located, and as you can imagine, any issue here can cause quite a bit of pain. To provide relief from this kind of problem and save the tooth, our answer will likely be root canal therapy. We’ll simply remove the infected tissue, clean the tooth, and then rebuild the enamel with a restoration. Thanks to modern-day dental techniques, most patients say the procedure is no more uncomfortable than getting a small filling.
As dentists, our number one goal is to help our patients preserve their natural teeth for as long as possible. However, in certain situations, the best thing to do is simply remove a problem tooth, such as:
A LakeView Family Dental, we’re able to provide all types of extractions in-house, including those for wisdom teeth. Using a light touch, local anesthetic, and sedation if needed, we can make sure our extraction patients are able to remain comfortable from beginning to end.