Toothaches are typically the result of cavities, lost or loose fillings, chipped or cracked teeth, or an infection that is a secondary effect of one of the other causes. At Elmwood Park Cosmetic Dentistry, we see your toothache as an emergency in need of prompt attention, which is exactly what you can count on.
Although not as common, sometimes a jaw condition like TMJ disorder may be responsible for tooth pain. Even advanced gum disease may spur a toothache. But what is most important is not why you have this problem, but addressing it in a timely manner. Toothaches are there for a reason. You’re being alerted that something needs to be done. The sooner you come in to see our Garfield emergency dentist, the more likely it is that the issue will be a simple one to remedy. First, you will have an examination and x-rays will be taken. The goal is to identify the cause of your toothache, which will then point the direction for what to do next. A cavity or a problem with an existing filling only needs a new filling as the solution. This is done on the spot, and only requires the one visit to our Garfield emergency dentist. A crown is needed to handle a chip or crack, and that means a second visit since the dental lab will make your new crown from impressions taken at our office. Root canal therapy is required for an infection. The good news is that it has been rendered a comfortable process with the help of state-of-the-art equipment and techniques. When caught and treated early, there is a 90% or greater chance of success for this non-surgical treatment.
Don’t try to “tough it out” or hope that your toothache goes away. Reach out to us immediately and we will have you seen by our Garfield emergency dentist as quickly as we can.