If you experience any pain, swelling, or bleeding, be sure to visit or call our office right away.
At Towne Lake Dentistry, we prioritize your comfort above all else. If you are experiencing dental pain, our first priority is to alleviate your discomfort. Our skilled dentists will conduct a thorough examination to diagnose the root cause of the pain. Once identified, we will implement the most suitable pain relief method, ensuring you are at ease throughout the process. Whether it's a toothache or sensitivity issue, you can trust us to provide the relief you deserve.
A cracked tooth can be a frightening experience, but rest assured, our team is well-equipped to handle this dental emergency. We utilize state-of-the-art technology and advanced dental techniques to assess the extent of the crack and determine the best course of action. Depending on the severity, we may recommend dental bonding, dental veneers, or dental crowns to restore the tooth's integrity and your beautiful smile.
Dental crowns are a versatile and reliable solution for various dental problems, including severe decay, broken teeth, and large fillings. Our skilled dentists will carefully craft a custom-made crown that perfectly matches the color and shape of your natural teeth. With a crown in place, your tooth will be protected, and you can confidently bite, chew, and smile without any discomfort.
If you're experiencing severe tooth pain due to an infected or inflamed pulp, our gentle and precise root canal treatment is the answer. Contrary to common misconceptions, root canals are not painful; they are the key to relieving your pain and saving your natural tooth from extraction. Our experienced dentists will carefully remove the infected pulp, disinfect the area, and then seal it with a durable material. Following the treatment, we'll place a crown to reinforce the tooth's structure and restore its functionality.
In certain situations, such as advanced decay or trauma, tooth extraction may be the most viable option. At Towne Lake Dentistry, we understand that the thought of tooth extraction can be intimidating, but we strive to make the procedure as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Our team will thoroughly explain the process and answer any questions you may have. We also offer various tooth replacement options, such as dental implants and bridges, to restore your smile and oral health after an extraction.
It’s recommended that you seek urgent dental care as soon as possible in cases of accident or injury. Without immediate attention from a trained dental professional, you may experience:
Never put off the treatment you need to find relief and restore your healthy smile. Emergency dental care can be the difference between saving your tooth or losing it. Dr. Patterson and the Towne Lake Dentistry dental team offer same-day emergency appointments to accommodate your needs and see you as soon as possible.
Our team understands that accidents happen when you least expect them. Even with great oral health, no one can plan for surprise visits to the dentist. That said, you can avoid many common dental emergencies by maintaining good oral health.
Here are some tips on how you can keep your smile healthy and strong:
A dental emergency is any oral health issue that requires immediate attention to alleviate pain, stop bleeding, save a tooth, or address any condition that could worsen without prompt treatment. Common examples include severe toothaches, knocked-out teeth, fractured or chipped teeth, and abscesses.
If you experience a persistent or severe toothache, it's essential to seek professional care. A toothache may indicate an underlying issue like an infection or decay, and an emergency dentist can diagnose and provide the appropriate treatment to relieve your pain.
Time is of the essence if a tooth gets knocked out. Rinse the tooth gently with water without touching the root and try to place it back into its socket if possible. If that's not feasible, store the tooth in milk or a tooth preservation solution and seek immediate dental care. The chances of saving the tooth are higher if you act quickly.
While a cracked tooth might not always be painful, it is essential to have it evaluated by an emergency dentist promptly. Even hairline cracks can worsen over time, leading to more significant issues like infections or complete fractures. Early intervention can save the tooth and prevent further complications.
For temporary relief, you can rinse your mouth with warm saltwater to reduce inflammation and gently floss around the affected tooth to remove any food particles. Over-the-counter pain relievers can be used, but avoid placing aspirin directly on the gums, as it may cause irritation.
When you arrive for an emergency dental appointment, our experienced dentist will conduct a thorough examination of the affected area. X-rays may be taken to assess the extent of the problem accurately. Once the issue is identified, our dentist will discuss treatment options with you and provide the necessary care to alleviate pain and address the dental emergency.
Coverage for emergency dental care varies depending on your insurance provider and plan. It's best to contact your insurance company directly to understand your coverage details. At our practice, we work with various insurance plans and will assist you in maximizing your benefits.
If you're uncertain about the severity of your dental issue, it's always better to err on the side of caution. Contact our office, and our dental team will assess your situation over the phone and provide guidance on whether immediate attention is necessary.