Do You Have Questions About Emergency Dental Work?

Your first question when it comes to emergency dental work may be:  How can I avoid problems that call for it? By keeping up with good oral hygiene habits and regularly seeing your dentist, you can reduce your risk for problems with pain and sensitivity from a tooth infection that can call for urgent care. With that said, you still have to worry about the kind of general bad luck that results in a physical injury. In other words, even if you do a great job caring for your smile, you should know what kind of care is available to you in case you experience a dental emergency! Our Prairie Village, KS dental office is ready to take in patients on short notice. In the event that you require this kind of care, we can bring you in to evaluate your trouble and provide the appropriate restorative dental work. (more…)

Scheduling Urgent Care After Cracking Your Tooth

A cracked tooth is more than just an inconvenient problem for your smile. This can be a painful issue, it can create real problems for your appearance, and it will make you vulnerable to problems with your oral health! At our Prairie Village, KS dental office, we can provide emergency dental services in this and similar situations where you require restorative dental work on short notice. When you come in for your treatment, we can examine your tooth and determine what kind of procedure is right for restoring your smile and oral health. (more…)

Addressing A Dental Emergency Through Root Canal Treatment

When you start to feel significant pain, or when you have an aching or sensitive tooth that keeps causing you discomfort, it can become clear that you should schedule treatment with your dentist sooner rather than later. At our Prairie Village, KS dental office, we want our patients to reach out to us when they think they need emergency dental treatment. We can address a serious or persistent problem with tooth pain for you, just as we can act quickly to restore a tooth that is physically injured. If your tooth has suffered internal damage, or if it has become infected, we can recommend root canal therapy to return it to good health! (more…)

Can A Toothache Really Be A Dental Emergency?

If your tooth is in serious pain, you may have a tough time focusing on much beyond your discomfort and what might be causing it. Our Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office encourages patients to schedule treatment as soon as they believe something is wrong with their oral health. If you have a severe toothache, or any other issue that calls for attention as soon as possible, we can bring you in for emergency dental treatment. At an emergency appointment, we can check on the condition of your tooth and provide the appropriate restorative dental work to address what is wrong with it. Waiting to deal with pain can lead to more complications – if your discomfort is due to an infection, that infection can keep spreading, which can eventually make tooth extraction necessary. (more…)

Why You Shouldn’t Wait To Restore A Broken Filling Or Crown

Is it really necessary to treat a broken tooth filling or dental crown like a problem with your actual tooth structure? When you consider how important these restorations are to keeping vulnerable teeth safe, and how problems can impact your well-being, it can be clear why problems call for prompt dental care. Our Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office is ready to help if you need work done because of a broken, loose, or lost filling or crown. Dr. Browne can evaluate the restoration and the tooth it supports to see what kind of restorative dental work you might require. In some cases, it can be necessary to place a new restoration, or to replace a filling with a dental crown. By doing so, we can make sure your tooth enjoys lasting support after treatment! (more…)

Can Treatment After A Dental Emergency Save Your Smile?

When you go to the dentist because of a dental emergency, you can have more on your mind than just addressing the pain you feel. While treatment for discomfort and oral health problems is certainly important, you can also understandably have concerns about your appearance. Injuries that chip, crack, loosen, or completely knock out teeth can significantly impact the way a person looks. Fortunately, your Prairie Village, KS dentist can provide services that restore the health and appearance of a tooth. We can provide a dental crown made from lifelike material that matches your enamel, so that your injured tooth does not attract unwanted attention. If necessary, we can even plan prosthetic dental work with lifelike appliances that support your oral health, bite function, and appearance. (more…)

Why Some Emergency Treatments Include Tooth Extraction

The value of emergency dental care is in its ability to both shorten your time in pain and lower your risk for losing an injured tooth. Our Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office is prepared to meet with patients on short notice when they have urgent problems. Because of this, we can tend to damaged teeth, severe dental pain, and other problems with minimal delay. Unfortunately, even when care is quickly arranged, your treatment may involve tooth extraction and replacement. Simply put, saving a tooth is not always possible because its condition is too poor. In this situation, we can make sure that the tooth is both safely extracted and replaced with a lifelike dental prosthetic that restores your smile and bite function. (more…)

Repairing A Broken Tooth At An Emergency Dental Visit

After you break your tooth, you should make a trip to the dentist’s office your priority. An injury that is severe enough to damage your enamel should not be taken lightly. This can affect your appearance and bite function, and in time you can develop an infection! Dr. Browne wants patients to know that they have access to emergency dental services when this or other issues occur. At our Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office, we can act quickly to evaluate the tooth, determine how severe the problem is, and recommend the right care. Remember that trying to ignore a problem or delay treatment can have unwelcome consequences that increase your risk for losing the injured tooth! (more…)

Unable To Bite Down Because Of Pain? Call Your Dentist!

When tooth pain stops you from biting and chewing any foods that provide meaningful resistance, you should take the matter up with your dentist. That concentrated pain or sensitivity can stem from an infection, and your problems can grow worse if you wait too long to arrange restorative dental treatment! Our Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office is prepared to help when you need to seek urgent treatment for dental pain affecting your bite function. After a review of the problem tooth, or problem teeth, we can inform you of the problem and what treating it will require. Even if the problem is advanced, we can recommend care that will improve your bite while preserving your appearance. (more…)

Can My Dentist Put My Dislodged Tooth Back In Place?

A dislodged tooth can send you straight to the dentist’s office for restorative dental care. Patients at our Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office can arrange emergency dental work in the event that they lose a tooth or suffer another form of trauma affecting their smile. It is possible for treatment to save the lost tooth and preserve a person’s full smile. With that said, the time it takes you to schedule treatment, and the care you put into handling the dislodged tooth, can affect your chances of having it put back in place. Even if the tooth cannot be saved, we can still make your smile complete against by providing prosthetic dental work. (more…)