If you have a toothache and need to see a dentist in an emergency, we hope you will contact us at Hurst Dental Care. At our office, our emergency dentist San Diego CA, Dr. Steven T. Hurst or Dr. Bridget M. Hurst, can see you for emergency diagnosis and treatment.
There are different reasons why a patient may have a toothache. However, whenever you are experiencing dental pain you should come in for emergency dental care so that a bad situation does not quickly get worse. If you have a tooth which is painful when you eat something hot or cold, or is simply causing extreme pain, you may indeed have a tooth that is infected in its interior. When this is the case, the only way the tooth will get better is by having a root canal procedure. Root canal treatments are effective in over 90% of cases. So, this is excellent news if you have a tooth which is having this type of problem. Other causes for toothache can be a dental cavity, a tooth that is cracked or fractured, an exposed tooth root, or gum disease. Other times a patient may be suffering with TMJ, and is experiencing spasms of the muscles causing toothache-like pain. Our dentist will be able to thoroughly examine your individual situation and determine the exact cause of your tooth pain. Sometimes it is difficult to find out where the toothache is coming from, but with the right diagnostic testing performed at our office, this can always be determined. If it is found that a root canal procedure is needed, this can be performed at our dental practice while our patient remains perfectly comfortable. If the tooth cannot be saved with a root canal treatment, a crown, or filling, the tooth may need to be extracted by our emergency dentist San Diego CA. This procedure also can be performed while the patient remains comfortable due to our use of modern dental anesthesia.
For an appointment to see our emergency dentist San Diego CA, contact us today.