Santa Clara Dental Emergency – Toothache
A toothache will sometimes occur at the most inopportune time. This can be after business hours, while busy caring for work or for family obligations, while traveling, or on the weekend. Necessary dental emergency care may be difficult to find. Santa Clara area dentist Dr. Antonious invites you to call his office and take advantage of his extended hours. He has decades of experience and many satisfied Santa Clara patients. Besides caring for patients experiencing a dental emergency, he can provide comprehensive dental care for the entire family. This includes cleanings, teeth whitening, fillings, root canals, crowns, dentures, Invisalign orthodontics and more.
A toothache may be caused by tooth decay, infection, a fracture tooth, gum recession, trauma, or sinus congestion. Some people have a fear of dental visits and because of this fear they wait until they are having a dental emergency to seek care. Having regular cleanings and examinations actually make dental visits less stressful ,less painful, and may reduce the frequency of dental emergencies. Our Santa Clara area office is committed to providing gentle dental care to every patient. We will explain every procedure ,answer any question, and address any concern that you may have.
It is often times easier and more cost effective to prevent a dental issue than to treat it. That’s where establishing a good oral hygiene routine is beneficial. Your Santa Clara area dental professional can help educate you on useful tools and techniques that promote good oral health. Children should be taught from a young age how to care for their teeth. The basic recommendation for everyone is three times a day brushing and once a day flossing accompanied by periodic professional cleanings.
During your examination, it is very likely that an x-ray will be needed to aid in diagnosing the source of your toothache pain. If infection is the cause, medication may be prescribed to temporarily relieve the discomfort. The discomfort will return unless the prescribed treatment is completed. The procedure could be a filling, root canal, extraction, crown, or a combination of treatments. A general dentist may be able to perform any of these procedures.
Sometimes toothache pain on an upper back tooth can be caused by sinus pressure or congestion. When all other causes have been ruled out, and the sinuses are identified as the culprit, treating the sinuses should relieve the toothache.
In the event that an extraction is necessary, a dental implant, partial denture, or bridge may be recommended to replace the tooth. When possible, dental implants are considered by many to be the best option. An implant with an attached implant crown will function very similarly to a natural tooth. You will be able to brush and floss it as you do with your natural teeth. It is stable, so there is no need to take it in and out. In the event that you cannot afford an implant or if it is not possible in your case, a fixed dental bridge or removable partial dentures are tried and true methods of tooth replacement.