Dental Emergencies and Root Canal Treatment
Dental emergencies can put a damper on your plans, interfere with your schedule and take you out of the game. A sudden toothache, lost tooth, or broken tooth should be addressed by a dentist as soon as possible to help lower your risk for permanent damage or tooth loss. The compassionate team at New Lambton Family Dental does not want you to be in pain or risk your oral health.
We do everything we can to treat dental emergencies in New Lambton, NSW as soon as possible.
Common Dental Emergencies
A sudden toothache may indicate a serious problem or spreading infection that requires treatment immediately. Our dentists, Dr Paez and Dr Michael, are experienced emergency dentists, and their goal is to relieve your pain and save your smile.
Common emergencies we treat include:
- Tooth knocked out
- Fractured, cracked or broken teeth
- Broken or lost fillings or restorations
- Inflammation near the tooth or face that may include pain and swelling
- Damaged or broken dentures
If you’re unsure whether your situation is an emergency, give us a call. We can assess your situation and help you make a choice.
Root Canal Treatment to Ease Pain
The early pain associated with a tooth root infection can lead to a dental emergency as the infection spreads. Root canal therapy is designed to remove the infected part of your tooth, save the tooth and eliminate your pain.
At New Lambton Family Dental, we make sure the area we are treating is thoroughly numb, and we use rotary instruments designed to provide faster and more precise treatment when cleaning away infected pulp and root. One of our dentists then packs the area with antibacterial medicine to help ensure full healing. A temporary filling or cover will be placed over the tooth while it heals. When healing is complete, we place a crown over your tooth to restore strength, which can be depleted due to the infection.
We use CEREC same-day crowns because they are made with quality materials, can be coloured and shaped to match your smile and for same-day convenience. Durable ceramic absorbs the bite impact to protect the tooth beneath the crown.
Prevention May Lower Your Risk for Some Dental Emergencies
A good oral hygiene routine at home and avoiding sugary and acidic foods and beverages, along with visiting your dentist regularly for exams and cleans may lower your risk for dental emergencies brought on by decay and infection.
Do You Have a Dental Emergency?
Our New Lambton, NSW dentists never want you to suffer through the pain brought by a dental emergency. They want you to enjoy your best life with confidence and comfort.
The team at New Lambton Family Dental is here to help you, and we invite you to get in touch with our dental clinic at the first sign of discomfort.