Emergency Dental Services in Lawrenceville, NJ
Severe dental pain is often debilitating. It can keep you from doing your job or simply enjoying your day. Many will attempt to treat a toothache or other dental emergency with at home remedies, but this is dangerous and can lead to complications that will end up costing you more in the long run.
If you are suffering from a dental emergency in Lawrenceville, call our dedicated specialist immediately!
Relief is just a phone call away.
There are many causes of tooth pain--including trauma, decay, and infection--and these often have permanent consequences. When decay or infection cause tooth pain, the most common treatment is a root canal which often means being referred to a specialist. Dr. Kim is an endodontist and specializes in this treatment.
Below are some common causes of dental emergencies:
Toothache/Pulpitis - Pulpitis is the inflammation of a tooth’s inner tissue, or pulp. This swelling is often caused by a deep infection resulting from tooth decay that has reached the pulp. The condition can also be caused by gum disease or traumatic injuries. Symptoms include temperature or sugar sensitivity and persistent pain in the mouth, face, or jaw. In most cases of pulpitis, root canal treatment or extraction is necessary.
If you suspect that you have a pulp infection, call Dr. Kim in Lawrenceville for an assessment and relief without delay.
Abscessed Tooth - An abscess is an infection at the root of a tooth, and like pulpitis, is usually due to extensive tooth decay. Symptoms include fever, pain, redness, swelling, and a bitter taste in the mouth.
Trauma to the teeth - A broken or dislodged tooth is always a dental emergency, whether it’s a crack, break, or a tooth that has been completely knocked out of the mouth.
Always attempt to locate the broken pieces or dislodged tooth. Rinse your mouth and the tooth with warm water, but do not remove any natural fragments from the tooth. Reinsert the tooth making sure to position it correctly. If this isn’t possible, store the tooth or its broken pieces in milk or water with a pinch of salt and call the office immediately.
Your Emergency is our Priority
Dr. Kim takes dental emergencies seriously and will respond to you promptly. We make every effort to see you the same day.
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