Swift Care For Your Infected Tooth

Woman with molar ache

If you have constant pain in one of your teeth that will not go away, this can be a sign of a bacterial infection that requires professional treatment. Because an untreated tooth infection risks spreading throughout other parts of your body, seeking emergency care not only relieves your pain but can prevent serious additional harm as well. The pain you feel is due to the body’s inflammatory response pushing against the sensitive nerve endings in your pulp. When you seek treatment, we can perform a root canal therapy to remove the infection and end the inflammation.

At your Prairie Village, KS, dentist’s office, we know that oral threats can strike when you least expect. This is why we provide emergency care for all manner of injuries to your mouth. We can examine your tooth when you feel pain and help determine its source. By performing a root canal therapy, we can remove your infection and place a dental crown to restore the full function of your tooth.

The Danger Of An Infected Tooth

For oral bacteria to access the inside of your tooth, its surface must first be breached. This is why it is important to seek treatment for physical trauma that chips or breaks one of your teeth. While an injury can lead to tooth infection, the more common cause is an untreated case of tooth decay. As plaque erodes your surface enamel, the same bacteria that form cavities can enter the pulp of your tooth. To reduce the likelihood of needing emergency care for a potential infection, remember to visit your dentist for routine cleanings on a semiannual basis.

Performing A Root Canal To Relieve Your Infection

When we determine that you have an infection within your pulp, we will suggest performing a root canal therapy to provide relief. To begin we will numb the affected area to provide comfort throughout the entire procedure. Using special tools we will access the inner pulp and remove infected material and the nerve endings of your pulp. Because this surgery permanently alters the tooth’s surface, we finish by applying a temporary seal to prevent reinfection. After you recover from this therapy, we will plan the placement of a dental crown to provide more permanent protection.

Call Us Now To Treat Your Tooth Infection Emergency

Because pain in your tooth can indicate the need for professional care, let us know your symptoms as soon as possible. For additional information on what to do when you have a dental emergency, please contact your Prairie Village, KS, dentist’s office at 913-901-8585. Our office is located on the southwest corner of 75th and State Line at the Crossroads of Prairie Village, Waldo, Brookside, Mission Hills, Leawood, and Overland Park.