Treating a tooth infection in Scarsdale
Infections anywhere in your body call for immediate attention, and that is just as true when it is your tooth where the issue arises. Here at Urgent Care Dental, you can depend on us for prompt diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment.
The common causes of tooth infections can be traced back to tooth decay and physical damage to the tooth in question. The enamel and dentin are protective layers that surround each tooth, keeping the pulp and nerve inside safe from the impact of bacteria. So it’s really a cavity, loose or lost filling, or chipped or cracked tooth that is the source of your tooth infection. Bacteria, now given a path inside your tooth, results in a Scarsdale tooth infection. Symptoms that are associated with it are a toothache, specific pain when you chew or apply pressure to the tooth, sensitivity to either hot or cold foods and drinks, gum tenderness, tooth discoloration, and swelling. You may not experience all of the above, but if you have even one of those indications, you may have sustained a Scarsdale tooth infection. The process is to have you examined by our emergency dentist, along with the taking of x-rays, so that a conclusive determination can be made. There are two ways that the situation can be addressed: with root canal therapy or by extracting the tooth. The latter is only a last resort, used if root canal is deemed to be unlikely to be successful. In all other circumstances, the proper method is to remove the infected tissue, clean the canals, and seal them to help prevent further infection. Under local anesthesia, you will find the procedure to be comfortable, with very little to no pain at all.
If you think that you might have a Scarsdale tooth infection, come in to see us. There are no appointments taken. We are strictly first come, first served. Please note that we are typically here at the times that other offices are closed.