Relieving Your Painful Toothache

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If you wake up with a toothache that will not go away on its own, you should call your dentist right away. We could provide a treatment to determine the cause and provide desirable relief. While your pain can prevent you from going about your everyday activities, treating its source offers more than just relief. This is because it may be the sign of a serious infection that left alone, risks spreading to other parts of your body. Therefore, timely removal is necessary to protect not only your oral health but to prevent damage elsewhere as well. Because your pain results from your body’s inflammatory response pushing against your sensitive dental nerves, removing your infection removes this pressure and allows you to heal in comfort.

At your Prairie Village, KS dental practice, we offer emergency services when you need them most. We treat physical trauma, sports accidents, and infections that cause severe aches among other emergency conditions. By knowing who to contact ahead of time, you can reduce the time it takes to receive valuable care. We are ready to perform root canal therapy and allow you to begin your recovery!

When Bacteria Infect Your Tooth

For bacteria to access the inner pulp chamber of your tooth, the damage must first compromise its surface. Whether from physical trauma or the result of an advanced decay process, an injury that breaches your tooth’s enamel exposes the insides to the potential for infection. This means that you should let your dentist know right away whenever you chip or crack one of your teeth, no matter how minor the cosmetic effect may appear. By visiting routinely for cleanings and exams, you can also prevent and treat cavities from breaking down your tooth’s surface.

Performing Your Root Canal Therapy

When we detect a tooth infection, we can perform a therapy to remove bacterial deposits within and allow your tooth to heal. To begin, we apply a local anesthetic that numbs the entire area during your procedure. Using special tools, we then access the inner chamber and clean out all decay and bacteria. Because this treatment alters the structure of your tooth, we must seal it with a dental crown to restore your bite and prevent reinfection. To care for your new prosthetic cap, simply brush and floss as normal. We will inspect your crown at future visits to see that it holds strong.

Call Us Now To Help Treat Your Dental Emergency Right Away

Time is of the essence when treating dental emergencies. For more information on what to do when your toothache will not resolve on its own, 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.