3 Popular Options in a Dental Emergency

The scary thing about some dental emergencies is that it can seem as though there isn’t much you can do. However, by seeking treatment as soon as possible, you’ll learn that you have plenty of options for addressing the issue, alleviating the discomfort, and fully restoring your smile. At our Celina, TX, dental office, we offer a wide variety of highly customizable restorations to help you successfully make it through virtually any dental emergency.

Fixing it with a dental crown

Many dental emergencies involve damage to one or more teeth, and that damage is often severe. For instance, accidental trauma can fracture or break a tooth, or knock the tooth out completely. A custom dental crown can cap the damaged tooth to restore its strength and integrity, allowing you to regain your bite’s full function and your smile’s full, healthy appearance. If the tooth is knocked out, then we may be able to replace its root with a dental implant, and then its visible portion by securing a lifelike dental crown to the implant post.

Removing infection from inside of a tooth

Tooth decay, or infection, usually progresses in stages, and its presence isn’t always considered an emergency (though you should always treat it as soon as possible). Yet, when the infection reaches the inner pulp chamber of the tooth, which houses its nerves and blood vessels, the intense pain and discomfort becomes increasingly more severe. During your emergency visit, we may recommend root canal therapy to remove the infection, and then fill the root canal, pulp, and cavity of your tooth to restore its health and strength.

Extracting a tooth that’s severely compromised

If a fractured, broken, or severely infected tooth remains but can’t be restored, then your emergency treatment may require extracting the tooth so that we can replace it with a more functional prosthesis. For example, a dental implant and crown can restore the extracted tooth’s full function, including the stimulation that its root provided your jawbone.

Seek treatment immediately in a dental emergency

When you have a dental emergency, the best way to recover from it is by receiving the right, custom-designed restoration as soon as possible. To learn more, schedule a consultation with us by calling Celina Family Dentistry in Celina, TX, today at (214) 851-0130.