No one can predict a sudden toothache or plan for a dental emergency. But when these emergencies occur, you’ll need prompt and skillful treatment, which is provided at Rockland Endodontics in Pearl River. Getting immediate dental care for urgent problems is just as important as scheduling regular and routine check-ups! If you’re experiencing any tooth pain, do not wait to receive dental attention from your Pearl River endodontists at Rockland Endodontics. A thorough oral examination, proper tooth testing and evaluation, along with appropriate dental x-rays, can help determine the cause of your tooth pain.
Toothaches are the most common form of dental emergency. The severity of a toothache can range from chronic and mild to sharp and excruciating. It can be a dull ache or intense. The pain may be aggravated by chewing or by thermal foods and liquids which are cold or hot. There are a few remedies and procedures you can try at home to temporarily reduce the pain until you can receive dental assistance. Check to make sure there are no food particles stuck in your teeth and use care removing them with dental floss, or an angular toothpick.
Dislodged Teeth Injuries to the mouth can cause teeth to be pushed back into their sockets. If the tooth is pushed partially out of the socket, your Rockland endodontists may re-position and stabilize your tooth. If the pulp remains healthy, then no other treatment is necessary. However, if the pulp becomes damaged or infected, root canal treatment will be required. Pearl River Root canal treatment is usually started within a few weeks of the injury and a medication, such as calcium hydroxide, will be placed inside the tooth. Eventually, a permanent root canal filling will be placed and the canal will be sealed.
Avulsed Teeth If an injury causes a tooth to be completely knocked out of your mouth, it is important that you seek treatment immediately! It is important to keep the avulsed tooth moist. If possible, put it back into the socket. A tooth can be saved if it remains moist. You can even put the tooth in milk or a glass of water (add a pinch of salt). Our endodontists may start root canal treatment based upon the stage of root development. The length of time the tooth was out of your mouth and the way the tooth was stored may influence the type of treatment you receive and how successful the outcome.
At Rockland Endodontics, we understand the critical nature of these dental problems, and we’re available and willing to help you if you should experience a traumatic dental injury. Our office is open six days a week with early morning and late evening appointments are available. No matter what the trouble is, we’ll see to it that you’re taken care of, and back to smiling in no time.