There are few things more stressful or painful than a dental emergency. It also seems like they happen at the most inconvenient times.
We make every effort to treat our emergency patients the same day at Casuarina Square Dental Care, and each of our dentists leaves time during the day in case our patients need us.
We also offer convenient weekend hours to accommodate our patients’ needs.
Common Dental Emergencies
Here are some common dental emergencies we treat at our practice:
- Broken or lost dental restorations – This may not need immediate attention, but we recommend patients contact our practice to discuss their options.
- Knocked-out teeth – Time is of the essence. We recommend patients contact us as soon as possible after the injury or accident so we have a better chance of saving the tooth.
- Dental pain – Sensitivity or a constant toothache may indicate an infection. An infection will not typically go away without treatment. We welcome you to contact our practice right away to achieve faster relief.
- Broken or chipped teeth – If a tooth breaks, it may or may not be painful, but it should be evaluated to determine the options to protect it.
Sometimes it is hard to determine if an emergency situation requires immediate attention. If you are unsure whether a condition is an actual emergency, our team can help you determine how to proceed. We are always happy to offer guidance and answer your questions.
Root Canal Therapy
If your tooth is injured, decayed, or infected and causing constant pain, it may require root canal therapy. When you contact us, we will provide pain relief and treatment as quickly as possible.
One of our gentle dentists will remove the infected tissue through a small access point. At Casuarina Square Dental Care, we use rotary endodontic instruments rather than manual instruments. This makes the procedure more comfortable and efficient for most patients.
As soon as the infection is completely removed, we will seal the tooth with a temporary filling and give it time to heal. We will strengthen the tooth with a permanent dental filling or crown to protect it.
Will My Treatment Hurt?
Root canal therapy has received a bad reputation in the past because it is typically associated with pain; however, it is actually the infection that causes discomfort rather than the treatment.
We use numbing techniques to ensure that our patients do not feel pain during the procedure, and rotary endodontics help us complete the root canal procedure in a more timely and effective manner. Not to mention our highly skilled team is gentle and caring, always keeping patient comfort in mind.
If you or a family member is experiencing a dental emergency, we welcome you to call Casuarina Square Dental Care as soon as possible.