Dentistry Emergency Services in Pennington, NJ

Dentistry Emergency Services & Tooth Pain Root Canal Therapy

Dentistry Emergency Services & Tooth Pain. A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, to save severely decayed and or broken teeth.

At the center of your tooth is pulp, often referred to as the “ nerve “ of the tooth.. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels and nerves that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks, and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature, or pain in the tooth and gums.

If you experience any of these symptoms, our team will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased nerve. This injured nerve tissue is removed and the root system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. After completion of the root canal, a temporary filling is placed over the treated tooth for some days. The tooth is then sealed with a crown to avoid any potential reinfection or fractures.

What To Expect After The Treatment

We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine. Post-procedural sensitivity and discomfort if present may last for some days but they will subside on their own. Over-the-counter medications may be prescribed to alleviate discomfort.

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Dentistry Emergency Services & Tooth Pain Broken / Painful Teeth

A broken tooth is another Dentistry Emergency Services, can sometimes happen unexpectedly.  It can be both painful, a cosmetic embarrassment, and make it difficult to eat. There are many solutions to fixing a broken tooth as well as getting you out of pain.

Our team will review all options with you and come to the best solution for your broken, or painful, tooth.

Sometimes a tooth can be very painful, but not appear to be broken. A tooth-like this may have experienced nerve damage or an internal crack that cannot easily be detected.

If you have a broken tooth, a tooth that has started to break, or tooth pain – it is important to get to your dentist as soon as possible.  The sooner you get to the dentist, the better chance we have to save the tooth.  The sooner you get to the dentist, the lower chance you will risk infection or other problems with your tooth.

Dentistry Emergency Services & Tooth Pain Swelling / Infection / Abscessed Teeth

Cavities, broken teeth, and gum disease when left untreated can cause pain, swelling, and abscess of the teeth or the gums. The pain and swelling often come out of nowhere and are very painful.

If the infection is confined to the mouth, it can be treated with antibiotics, root canal, or removal of the offending tooth if the tooth is deemed non-restorable.

If the infection has spread to other parts of your face, like the eyes, neck, or throat, it can be life-threatening and needs immediate attention as your airway or breathing might be compromised. Please seek immediate local emergency medical care.

Dentistry Emergency Services & Tooth Pain Tooth Extractions

There are a variety of reasons why a tooth or teeth need to be removed such as but not limited to cracked or severely decayed teeth. Tooth pain is the worst kind of pain a patient can experience and often needs urgent and immediate attention. Our team at Brookside Dental Arts will do their best to accommodate you for same-day appointments and treatments. 

Teeth extraction may seem daunting but is a safe and simple procedure that is routinely performed by our qualified and well-trained dentists. To eliminate any unwanted pain and discomfort, the procedure is performed under local anesthesia. If you are still anxious, please feel free to discuss the option for nitrous commonly referred to as “the gas” for a stress-free and comfortable experience.

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