How does your tooth get infected and what can you do about it? Here at Urgent Care Dental, your Ardsley tooth infection is a high priority for us, and we make every effort to provide you with the needed relief from the symptoms of it as quickly as we possibly can.
All of your teeth have a protective barrier around them, and it consists of the enamel and dentin layers. Because of this barrier, bacteria is kept out. But when a cavity, loose or lost filling, or a chipped or cracked teeth creates a breach of those layers, you may sustain an infection an Ardsley tooth infection inside the tooth. You’ll know that something is wrong because you’ll experience one or more of the following signs: pain, which can be anywhere from mild to excruciating, and is especially noticeable when you chew food or you apply pressure to the tooth; sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks; gum tenderness; and tooth discoloration. If you have swelling that shows evidence of pus, you have an abscess, which is a further complication of your Ardsley tooth infection. Be sure to seek out our help right away. The chances for successful treatment are best when you have it addressed in a timely manner. The proper treatment is root canal therapy, which consists of removing the damaged tissue, and then cleaning, disinfecting, and sealing the canals. In the case of an abscess, you may need medication to reduce the swelling prior to the root canal being performed. The good news is that when caught early enough, you can expect up to a 90% chance of saving the tooth.
For emergency care, simply call our office right away. We are available to see to it that you get the attention and treatment you require immediately.