Is a Toothache a Dental Emergency?
We know that a toothache may not seem like an emergency since it isn’t a visible issue. However, many dental issues aren’t visible to the naked eye, but they can become much worse if left untreated. If you have a toothache for more than a couple days, it’s imporant to get treatment as soon as possible to address the issue before it becomes a more costly, extensive issue. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you have a toothache:
Treat Cavities Before They Become Bigger Problems
If you have a cavity, you may notice sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures as well as pain when you chew. Repairing cavities with a filling as soon as possible is the best way to avoid further complications. Filling a cavity is a fairly routine procedure that is minimally invasive and can be completed in just one appointment at Heritage Dentistry. Don’t let a cavity progress into an infection, call today to get the treatment you need!
Toothaches Can Indicate an Infection
Persistent toothaches often mean that the outer layers of your tooth have been damaged, and the inner pulp is vulnerable to bacteria. When this happens, the result is a painful toothache that must be treated with root canal therapy. If a tooth is infected, it’s important to get professional help from a dentist before the issue becomes too severe to restore with a root canal. Extensive decay may lead to a necessary tooth extraction, so get help as soon as possible if you suspect an infection!
Book an Emergency Visit to Treat Your Toothache!
The sooner you get help for your toothache, the sooner you will be out of pain and back to smiling agan. Don’t let your dental issue get in the way of your day-to-day life or cause more complications! Come see Dr. Hamrick for an emergency appointment! You can reach us at (864) 292-5125 or stop by our office at 4105 E North Street, Greenville, SC 29615.