In certain circumstances, a dental problem can be too serious to make waiting for treatment a good idea. If your tooth is damaged, or if you are in an alarming amount of pain, our Columbia, TN dentist's office is able to bring you in for an emergency appointment. At this appointment, we can take care of your problem tooth before there are complications that might affect your smile or dental health. When providing this support, we take care to approach the problem in a way that addresses your active discomfort as well as any issues with the tooth that affect your appearance.
When Is Emergency Dental Work Appropriate?
There are some situations that call for treatment as soon as possible. Problems with a chipped, cracked, or broken tooth should be taken seriously. If the matter is ignored, or if you try to put off treatment, your damage could worsen, and that means more of your tooth structure is permanently lost. We are also ready to act quickly if you have a toothache that is not subsiding. Dental pain can be a warning that a tooth has developed an infection, something that can lead to serious consequences when not resolved in time.
Arranging Treatment For An Injury
A tooth that is broken, loosened, or completely knocked out is at risk for further harm, and may be vulnerable to being permanently lost. You can lower the threat of losing a tooth by setting up an emergency appointment. A shorter wait for treatment means you are less likely to experience further harm. If a tooth is loose or lost, we can address the problem while there is still time to save it. If a tooth cannot be saved, we do offer prosthetic dental work that can restore your smile.
What If I Have A Persistent Toothache?
If your toothache is too uncomfortable to ignore, or if it has been a persistent issue, we can bring you in to have it evaluated. By waiting too long to have the problem addressed, you make yourself vulnerable to an infection that will eventually make the extraction of your tooth necessary. To stop pain and save the tooth, we can provide root canal therapy to address your discomfort.
Our Columbia, TN Dentist's Office Provides Emergency Dental Services
At Creekside Family Dentistry, patients have routine services available to them as well as care during a dental emergency. We can make sure your smile's health is fully restored, and we can address damage or pain before the condition of a tooth worsens. To find out more, please call our Columbia, TN dentist's office at 931-388-3384.