At Dentistry at Millennium Park, we understand that endodontic tooth pain can be extremely stressful and cause a lot of discomfort and anxiety. That’s why we offer emergency endodontic treatment for emergency situations to alleviate pain and other uncomfortable symptoms.
What Is An Endodontic Emergency?
Endodontic emergencies are often infections of the teeth or trauma to your teeth and/or mouth. For example, if your tooth gets injured and there is a large crack, there could be a strong possibility that the pulp of your tooth is exposed, requiring immediate attention. An outstanding dental issue, such as a cavity, could progress to an infection which would also require immediate treatment.
Signs of endodontic infections include swelling of your gums and mouth, a sore or broken tooth and severe pain or bleeding of the teeth or gums. If you notice any of these signs, we urge you to call us immediately.
What To Do In An Endodontic Emergency
For the best chance of saving your tooth when in an endodontic emergency, we encourage you to act immediately:
- Contact Dentistry at Millennium Park right away
- Try to eliminate swelling and discomfort with over-the-counter medicine and ice packs
- Treat and stop bleeding if possible
- Visit Dentistry at Millennium Park and see our team right away
Following these steps will help relieve immediate pain and discomfort, reduce future complications, and save you time and money. We offer same-day appointments for these specific emergency cases—our goal is to save your tooth and provide relief.
The Common Types of Endodontic Treatments
The two most common types of endodontic treatments are pulpotomies and pulpectomies. Either of these treatments may be used in an endodontic emergency.
Pulpotomies are also known as “baby root canals” and they involve the partial removal of the tooth’s nerve. This procedure is more of a quick fix to immediately treat tooth pain. A full root canal procedure must be completed at a later visit. We will medicate the tooth and temporarily seal it until a future root canal procedure can take place.
Pulpectomies are the process of removing the entire nerve tissue of the tooth—the first step of the root canal procedure. Like a pulpotomy, medication will be used and the tooth will be temporarily sealed until the full root canal procedure can be performed at a later appointment.
Endodontic emergencies can be extremely stressful and painful. It is our goal to get you into our office as soon as possible so that we can help alleviate your pain and save your tooth. Please reach out to our office with questions related to endodontic emergencies: (312) 750-9000.