Emergency Dental Treatment in Buffalo, NY
With the spread of COVID-19 that causes the Coronavirus, there has been a sharp decline in available dentists in Western New York due to a government mandate. At Precison Endodontics, we understand that not all dental treatment is cosmetic. Many patients are in pain, experiencing swelling, or other symptoms that they can’t put off until their regular dentist reopens. As a result, we have opened our doors to all patients for a variety of dental emergencies. We will be providing emergency dental treatment in both our West Seneca office and Williamsville office for your convenience.
If you’ve experienced a traumatic injury to your teeth, we understand that it can be frightening. Many of these issues are extremely time-sensitive and if you don’t get the tooth put back into place soon enough, you may end up losing it. Don’t let a dental emergency cost you your tooth! Come to Precision Endodontics for all your emergency dental treatment needs.
What Is A Dental Emergency?
Not every issue requires emergency dental treatment. However, some issues require immediate care to prevent losing your tooth or preventing the spread of infection which could lead to a bigger problem down the road. If you are in severe pain, have lost a tooth, chipped a tooth, or are showing signs of infection including swelling, redness or pain in your teeth or gums, you are likely dealing with a dental emergency. We provide a wide variety of emergency dental treatment at our office and pride ourselves on creating a relaxed and comfortable setting to ensure you love your experience at the dentist.
Root Canal Therapy
Roughly 14 million people undergo root canals each year, making this procedure one of the most common types of dental treatments. That being said, many people today still put off necessary root canals because of the fear of discomfort. The truth is the discomfort from a diseased or damaged tooth is much worse than anything that occurs at our dental office. Dr. McCann and his staff will ensure your root canal is performed with little to no discomfort.
A damaged tooth, with even a hairline crack, often allows bacteria to penetrate the pulp and infect the nerve of the tooth. So, almost any damaged tooth requires some form of advanced therapy to ensure tooth health. Once infection sets in, many patients experience severe sensitivity to extreme temperature. There may also be persistent swelling around the gum line.
If left untreated, a damaged tooth can cause major complications. Initially, the swelling spreads to other areas of the mouth, and eventually to the face and neck. Shortly thereafter, as the infection worsens, bone loss starts to set in around the nerve. In many cases, the resulting drainage seeps into the skin.
If you are in need of a root canal that just can’t wait, contact us today to arrange your emergency dental treatment.
Cracked, Chipped and Fractured Teeth
With so many sports being played in Western New York, we often see a lot of sports-related injuries involving facial trauma. These often include chipped teeth, cracked teeth, dislodged teeth, and/or fractured teeth. Many of these issues require immediate dental intervention in order to preserve your natural tooth. Whether your tooth has been completely knocked out or loosened from it’s socket, it’s important to contact an experienced dentist for emergency dental treatment as soon as possible. This will help improve the chances of saving your tooth.
If your tooth has been knocked out, we recommend picking up the dislodged tooth while trying to avoid touching the root of the tooth. You should rinse your tooth gently in cool water to remove any dirt or dust and gently place the tooth back in it’s socket if possible. Once the tooth is back in its socket, contact our office immediately so we can help save your tooth.
If you are unable place the tooth back in its socket, we recommend placing the tooth in a small container submerged in milk and contacting us as soon as possible to arrange emergency dental treatment.
If you are dealing with an abscessed tooth or an infected tooth, you’re probably experiencing a lot of pain and want to get to a dentist as soon as possible. When a dental abscess occurs, bacteria can spread quickly into your bone or tissue below. That’s why it is important to see an endodontist as soon as possible if you are concerned about abscessed teeth. In severe cases, this can even lead to sepsis.
A dental abscess is not something you want to put off. The longer you wait, the more serious the condition can become. If you are experiencing pain or swelling in your mouth, contact our experienced Buffalo endodontists as soon as possible to arrange emergency dental treatment.
Damaged Dental Pulp
Dental pulp containing your tooth’s nerves and the blood supply, can be injured in many ways, including trauma to a tooth. Whether you’ve been hit by a baseball or softball, or been in a car accident, or a baby slammed their head into you – we’ve all been hit in the face. The dental pulp can also become inflamed as the result of a cavity that allows bacteria to enter your tooth. If you start noticing cold or heat sensitivity, throbbing, or sensitivity to sweets, call your dentist or an endodontist to take a look.
Injured dental pulp can lead to extreme tooth pain and should be addressed as soon as possible. If you think you may be experiencing tooth pain due to injured dental pulp, contact us today to arrange a consultation.
Schedule Your Emergency Dental Treatment Today
If you or someone you love is experiencing a dental emergency, contact Precision Endodontics today. We have 2 convenient offices in West Seneca and Williamsville and would be happy to help relieve your pain. Schedule your emergency dental treatment today and let our experience work for you.
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