Dental Extractions and Emergency Care
Emergency Dental Care When You Need It
Are you suffering from a severe toothache? Do you need fast relief, without waiting a long time to see a dentist who can help? Toothaches can be one of the most painful experiences that a person has to endure. At Smile by Design, we don’t want our patients to be uncomfortable any longer than they have to be. We provide attentive services to our existing patients, as well as emergency visits to new patients. In many cases, we can even deal with emergencies outside our normal business hours.
Common Reasons Teeth Need to be Extracted
Dr. Tam will always discuss treatment options with you, and try to avoid extracting a tooth if he can. But sometimes an extraction is the best option for your overall dental health. Here are some common reasons:
- Relief of toothache pain
- Severe tooth decay
- Dental abscesses
- Broken teeth
- Advanced periodontal disease
Fast Pain Relief
Before you call, you can help alleviate your symptoms by taking Ibuprofen and pressing a warm compress against the side of your cheek. We ask that you call us as soon as possible for an emergency appointment. If you are an existing patient, we can prescribe any necessary pain relief medication to help ease your symptoms if you’re out of town and can’t see us right away. We also provide an after-hours call service for existing patients, so that you can get help if you experience an emergency outside normal business hours. Smile by Design is always equipped to handle your emergency, and we will work you into our schedule as soon as you contact us.
What is the Treatment Like?
All our dental therapies, especially dental extractions, use local anaesthetics to ensure your comfort before the actual treatment begins. The quicker we can alleviate your symptoms, the better the care we can provide. This is why we work so hard to see you as soon as you arrive at our office. Smile by Design patients know that we are dedicated to keeping them comfortable throughout their entire dental experience. After the area is numbed, Dr. Tam removes the infected tooth and prescribes any necessary medications to ease the pain or clear up infections. Most people can return to work the following day, and the area is usually completely healed within 2 weeks.
What Happens After my Extraction?
Losing a tooth can affect the other teeth in your mouth, allowing them to shift out of place over time. Dr. Tam will discuss this with you prior to your extraction, and identify methods of tooth replacement prior to removing your tooth. This way you can have a clear plan in advance of having your tooth removed, and know exactly what to expect afterwards.
Eliminate Your Tooth Pain Today
If you’re suffering from a toothache, what are you waiting for? Smile by Design provides emergency scheduling, affordable treatment planning, no surprise expenses, and can give you the long-term results that your smile deserves. Call us immediately to let us know you’re on your way. We work emergency appointments into our schedule each day, and can even arrange to see you outside normal business hours.