Whatever the cause of a toothache, it’s most certainly a matter of urgency; or at least it should be. Not every dentist will treat the situation with the level of attention it deserves, but we will here at Drs. Schwartzman, Healy, and Offit. The only thing that matters when you have a toothache is getting rid of it. Along with making every reasonable attempt to save your tooth, that is exactly what our dental office in Rockville MD will do.
Sometimes, a simple cavity is responsible for your toothache. It may be simple, but that doesn’t mean the pain is any less. Our dental office in Rockville MD will put a filling in, which will result in relief for you. Or if an existing filling has fallen out, our emergency dentist will replace it for you. Another cause of toothaches is a tooth that is chipped or cracked. This exposes the nerve, leading to pain. If not addressed promptly, an infection could set in, but if you get to our dental office in Rockville MD in a timely manner, all you may need is a crown put on top of the tooth in order to shield the nerve. This requires impressions and a wait for the dental lab to make the crown. Don’t worry, though. You won’t have to walk around in pain with an exposed tooth in the meantime. A temporary crown will protect the tooth until your permanent crown is ready. The most serious pain from a toothache is often due to an infection, for which root canal therapy is the solution. Fortunately, due to advancements in dentistry, this is no longer a scary proposition. Most patients report very little or even no pain at all during the procedure.
Your toothache is a problem for you, and therefore it is a priority for us. Call right away and we will have you seen as soon as possible.