A nagging toothache, a broken crown, or trauma to your face. All are good reasons to see an emergency dentist. Call Kentucky Dental Group, and we’ll see you today—even if you’re not a current patient. We will examine your tooth, quickly relieve your pain, and let you know your treatment options.
Reasons to See an Emergency Dentist
If you’ve put off seeing a dentist, don’t be embarrassed. It’s important to have your tooth examined as quickly as possible so the problem won’t get worse. Several reasons to see an emergency dentist include:
- Toothache – A toothache is usually a symptom of an infection. And without treatment, it will progress. Root canal treatment is needed to remove the infected tissue inside your tooth and replace it with a dental filler material. A dental crown is placed over the tooth to protect it.
- Cracked tooth – Although the pain may come and go, it still needs attention. When a tooth is cracked, the inner soft tissue, or pulp, can become irritated. If it’s left untreated, the pulp will be damaged. Without dental care, a crack can become more extensive, and you might lose the tooth.
- Trauma – An accident or sports injury can damage teeth. A tooth doesn’t have to hurt, be loose, or get knocked out to be damaged. Even it looks and feels okay, if there was trauma to your tooth, it’s best to have it examined.
- Broken or lost crown – A dental crown protects a damaged tooth. If a crown is broken or lost, it needs to be replaced to prevent further damage to your natural tooth.
Anxious about Dental Appointments?
Dental anxiety can keep you from seeing an emergency dentist. At Kentucky Dental Group, we welcome patients with dental anxiety. Our office environment is friendly and relaxed. And we will make your visit comfortable and painless. If you need help relaxing, we offer sedation dentistry. Visit our sedation dentistry page to learn how it relieves anxiety.
Don’t delay. If you’re in pain, we will relieve it. Even if your tooth isn’t hurting, act quickly to prevent it from getting worse. Call now.