Sometimes your regularly scheduled dental visits are not enough to keep your smile healthy year-round. If you wake up with a painful toothache, we recommend scheduling an emergency appointment to diagnose the source of your pain. This is a common sign of dangerous bacterial infections that left alone, could spread to other parts of your body. When this is the case, we can provide root canal therapy to remove the infected tissue and put you on the path to recovery. That’s why we make ourselves available to fit you in for treatment whenever you have a dental issue outside of your standard checkup schedule.
At your Prairie Village, KS, dental office, we are standing by to provide emergency service in your time of need. In addition to services for a tooth infection, we respond to sporting accidents, severe cases of decay, and other physical traumas as soon as you need. Because these events can be extremely stressful, knowing who to rely upon ahead of time can provide comfort and speed up the process of healing your injury.
How Does My Tooth Become Infected?
When your teeth are healthy, their protective enamel layer takes on the force of your bite and keeps out oral threats from reaching more sensitive material inside. This means that any injury that breaks the seal of a tooth’s outer layer creates the potential for decay and eventual infection. When oral bacteria can travel to the tooth’s pulp chamber, they can form a deposit within, prompting a powerful inflammatory response from your body. As your tissues swell, they press against sensitive nerves that send shooting pain alerting you to the disease’s presence.
Relieving Your Pain With Root Canal Therapy
To end the shooting pain in your tooth’s nerve, we must remove the bacteria inside its pulp chamber. To begin treatment, we apply a local anesthetic to numb the necessary parts of your mouth. Using special tools we then enter the tooth and remove all decaying material and bacteria inside. We place a material called gutta percha inside to seal the tooth’s chamber and prevent reinfection. Because this procedure permanently alters the tooth’s outer wall, we can place a dental crown to restore your tooth’s strength after treating the infection. At follow-up visits, we will inspect the crown to see that it continues to protect your treated tooth.
Call Us Whenever You Experience A Dental Emergency
When you have a toothache that will not go away on its own, let us know right away! For more information on how we can remove infection and help resolve your pain, 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.