EMERGENCY DENTAL CARE
Dental emergencies happen. We can help.
Here at Hamilton Town Dentistry, we are prepared to take care of your problem and get you out of pain. We can usually get you in the same day to begin resolving your issue. If you're having a dental emergency of any kind, don't hesitate to give us a call today!
What to Expect
If you call our office with a dental emergency, we will get you in as soon as possible to evaluate the problem. The first thing we will need you to do is fill out a medical history form so we know what is going on with your overall health. The next thing we'll do is bring you back and find out what's bothering you. From there, we will take whatever X-rays are necessary to determine the underlying issue that is causing you pain. Once we determine the cause, we will explain to you what is going on and give you the different options.
Broken or Chipped Teeth
If you have a broken or chipped tooth, whether it's simply a cosmetic concern on a front tooth or a painful break in a back tooth, we can help. Depending on the situation, the tooth may be able to be repaired with a filling or may require further treatment such as endodontic therapy (root canal therapy) and/or a crown.
If you have a tooth that is throbbing with pain and keeping you up at night, you most likely have a dental infection. Dental infection is caused by bacteria getting into the pulp of the tooth. The pulp is the inner part of the tooth where the nerves and blood vessels are housed. Once the bacteria gets to this point, that's when you will start having pain. When this happens the best treatment option for you would be to have the tooth treated with root canal therapy. If the tooth is unable to be saved, it may require that the tooth be extracted. If this is the case, there are many options to replace the tooth.
Learn more about different emergency treatment options!
If you have a small chip in a tooth, a filling might be the right solution for you.
If the tooth is broken beyond repair with a filling, a crown might be what you need.
Root Canal Therapy
If you are having a constant throbbing pain, or have a tooth that's broken down to the point where the nerve is exposed, you may need a root canal.
If a tooth is bothering you, and it is broken down beyond capability of repairing the tooth, it may need to be extracted. If this is the case, we have several options for you to replace the tooth.
If a tooth needs to be extracted, there are several options to replace the missing tooth, including dental implants, bridges, or partial dentures. It is important to replace missing teeth because when a tooth is missing, it can cause the neighboring teeth to shift, which can lead to other issues.