A dental emergency can — and often will— happen when you least expect it. Orange Beach Family Dentistry is here to help ease your pain and prevent worsening symptoms!
Whether you’re suffering with a toothache, a cracked or chipped tooth, a missing filling or some other dental emergency, Orange Beach Family Dentistry sees dental emergency cases right away. Our caring, compassionate staff helps to relieve your pain, diagnose the underlying issue and discuss treatment options with you.
Relief from Toothache Pain
Don’t let a toothache go untreated! While it may start small, most tooth pain is due to an infection and will likely get worse if not addressed. When left untreated, an infection can spread to your gums, other teeth and even your jawbone. In extreme cases, what starts as untreated infection in a tooth spreads into the bloodstream requiring hospitalization and IV antibiotics.
For most patients, an infected tooth is treated with the procedure commonly known as a root canal. In this common procedure, the infected pulp is removed from the affected tooth and replaced with one of several dental fillers and sealed with a dental crown.
Damaged or Lost Fillings and Crowns
If you notice a missing or damaged dental filling or crown, don’t wait on getting it replaced! When crowns and fillings become compromised or are lost, it leaves your tooth exposed and unprotected against additional damage. When left unprotected for too long, teeth can become damaged beyond repair and need to be replaced. Avoid the need for expensive replacement and additional treatments — call Orange Beach Family Dentistry to replace your missing filling or crown right away!
Cracked, Chipped or Damaged Teeth
Falls, sports injuries or other trauma commonly result in chipped, cracked or otherwise damaged teeth. Initially, the accident may not leave you with high levels of pain. However, if left untreated this damage can get worse from the pressure of everyday eating or chewing. Eventually, the wear and tear can cause cracks to grow to the point where you need major dental restoration work.
Even if there is no apparent damage to your teeth, it’s important to have your mouth examined after you have suffered any kind of impact or trauma. Often, damage to internal structures doesn’t make itself known until the condition worsens.
Call Orange Beach Family Dentistry for Emergency Dental Treatment!
Time is of the essence in a dental emergency! Don’t let a minor issue become a major one, call our office right away and keep your smile bright and healthy.