A toothache that seemingly refuses to go away can be a sign that something is seriously wrong with your oral health. If you continue to ignore the problem, it can grow worse over time and cause new complications that affect you. At our Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office, we are prepared to see patients who start to experience problems with enduring or significant tooth pain. In fact, we can actually bring you in for emergency dental treatment so that the problem is resolved before complications occur. Those complications can be more serious than you realize. If your pain stems from an infection, bacteria that have already started to spread through your tooth can travel to other areas and create new problems for your health. When too much harm occurs and affects your tooth, the only treatment option left may be to have that tooth extracted!
A Toothache Can Be A Symptom Of A Serious Problem
How alarmed should you be if you have a toothache? Pain can sometimes be traced back to a sinus infection, and not a dental problem, but if the aching feeling continues to be a problem for you, it can mean that something is really wrong. You may be feeling the effects of a cavity that has already grown enough to require more than a dental filling. It could also be the symptom of a physical injury – a tooth may not look injured, but internal damage may have left it with lingering problems. The sooner you act to have these issues resolved, the less likely you are to experience more complications that affect your smile and well-being.
Determining What Treatment You Need To Restore Your Oral Health
At an emergency appointment, your dentist will take care to help you manage your pain before assessing how your oral health can be restored. Root canal therapy is often used to address a toothache, as pain may be traceable to a problem with an infection or advanced cavity that has caused problems in your tooth’s pulp. Once the root canal is performed, your tooth can be protected with a custom dental crown in order to avoid further problems.
Restorative Dentistry Can Address A Problem Without Changing Your Smile
Lifelike dental restorations are available for patients who require treatment for teeth that are prominent when they smile. Because of this, we can make sure that your appearance is not changed by the placement of a crown, even if the crown is easily seen. Care is also taken to ensure that the crown you receive for your problem tooth is the right shape and size to feel comfortable and contribute to your bite function.
Dr. Browne Can Help You With Your Persistent Toothache
Dr. Browne is ready to help patients who find themselves in need of treatment for a persistent toothache, even if that treatment is needed on short notice. To learn more, please call our Prairie Village, KS office at 913-901-8585.