Do you have a tooth that is painful when you eat something that is hot or cold? If so, you will want to make an appointment to come to see us at Amesbury Family Dental. Our Merrimac emergency dentist, Dr. Sanford Greenberg, will help you with your emergency dental needs, including toothaches.
When you have a toothache, it is most likely a sign that you have a dental problem which needs to be addressed. If you have a tooth that is painful when pressure is placed upon it, or when you eat something that is hot or cold, you may have a tooth that needs to have a root canal treatment. The tooth needs to have a root canal treatment when it has pulp in its interior that is either infected or damaged. If the tooth has this condition, and it does not receive root canal treatment, the tooth will eventually fall out on its own, and need to be replaced by a dental implant or dental bridge. Happily, root canal procedures are effective in saving teeth in over 90% of cases. However, the sooner a root canal procedure is performed, the more likely it is that the treatment will be successful. For this reason, we urge you to contact us for an appointment at the earliest sign of tooth pain. Our emergency dentist will be able to assess the exact cause of your toothache and provide the appropriate treatment for it. Sometimes a toothache is caused by a wisdom tooth. Since wisdom teeth are the last teeth in the mouth to erupt, there often is not enough room in the mouth for this to happen. This situation causes the wisdom tooth to develop problems when trying to erupt; it may come in sideways, become infected or impacted, or end up pushing other permanent teeth out of position. When wisdom teeth cause problems, it is generally recommended by our Merrimac emergency dentist that the wisdom tooth is extracted to keep infection from developing and spreading.
For an appointment to see our Merrimac emergency dentist, simply contact us today.