Emergency DentistryOur Glendale emergency dentist offers individuals the opportunity to save and recover a tooth that suffers a sudden, traumatic event, such as a chipped, broken or dislocated tooth.
Depending on the condition of a chipped tooth, our emergency dentist in Glendale may recommend treatment ranging from simply filing the chip on a tooth to applying a crown to it. If there is minimal damage, the chip may be filed so that the edge of the tooth is smooth. Normally, even with a minimal chip, a porcelain or composite veneer is added to the tooth to give it a more natural appearance. If the chip is significant or the patient experiences pain when eating or drinking, a dental crown may be necessary to restore the tooth’s function.
When a tooth is cracked or broken it should be repaired immediately to make sure additional damage doesn’t occur. Depending on the damage, our dentist in Glendale may recommend a root canal therapy or extraction. Root canal therapy, removal of the pulp tissue, may be required if, due to the crack, an infection to the tooth is likely to occur. Extraction, completely removing the tooth, is performed if the crack renders the tooth incapable of repair. Some cracked teeth require a form of dental restoration know as a crown. A crown is a dental restoration that covers, and is bonded to, the tooth.
With the help of our Glendale emergency dentist, you can have your chipped, broken, damaged or knocked out tooth saved or replaced to keep the natural shape of your smile and the functioning capability of your teeth intact.
Glendale Emergency DentistIf the tooth has been removed from the patient’s mouth, it needs to be reattached to the socket as soon as possible. The tooth should be rinsed with water, not allowed to dry, and only held by the crown as the patient brings it to the dentist for reattachment. Successful implantation of a tooth usually occurs between 30 minutes and two hours after the dislocation. Our Glendale dentist will determine if root canal therapy is necessary one to two weeks after the tooth implantation. If the dentist determines the tooth can’t be reattached, he will suggest a permanent replacement for it such as bridges, implants or dentures. Replacing a missing tooth helps prevent issues such as difficulty chewing or talking and weakening of the jaw bone.
In a dental emergency contact our emergency dentist in Glendale as soon as possible to save or repair your teeth before they are permanently damaged or lost.