Last Updated on June 1, 2023 by hassan abbas
A toothache can be painful, and if it’s been going on for more than a few hours, you might be wondering what the best way to treat it is. If you experience any of these symptoms, you may have an infected tooth that requires an emergency root canal treatment to get rid of the infection before it spreads to other teeth or your face. If you’re looking for more information about emergency root canal treatments, here’s what you need to know about them.
You Have A Toothache
Ouch! You’ve been having a toothache for two days and it just won’t go away. What do you do? First, see if there is anything that may be causing the pain. If the pain is coming from a cavity, then brushing your teeth with baking soda can help ease the pain. If this doesn’t work, then call your dentist to make an appointment for an emergency root canal treatment. If it’s not a cavity-causing toothache, then visit an emergency pediatric dentist. A pediatric dentist has more experience in treating children which may include techniques that are more comfortable for children than those used by adult dentists. A pediatric dentist also offers a caring environment where kids feel at ease and loved. And since their patient population is younger, they have special training on how to treat young patients who have difficulty sitting still or staying awake during their appointments.
Here at our office, we offer dental care for both adults and children including preventive dentistry services such as sealants, fluoride treatments, and x-rays. We also offer anesthesia so your child will stay calm while receiving treatment during the appointment.
The Pain Travels Throughout Your Face Or Head
When you’re experiencing intense tooth pain and your dentist can’t get to your office quickly, it’s time to call an emergency pediatric dentist. There are many reasons this may be necessary, but the most common is a tooth that has become abscessed. The pain can travel throughout your face or head and will not go away on its own. When it gets to this point, a professional must drain the infection before it becomes too difficult to manage. If left untreated, it could lead to sepsis – an extremely serious condition that can result in death.
A toothache may also warrant a visit from an emergency pediatric dentist if there’s trauma or damage from the excessive force of chewing or biting down, if the teeth are so badly decayed they’re causing serious issues with speaking and swallowing food, or if your child has had multiple cavities filled in their back molars (due to lack of space).
It should also be noted that any kind of fever – even if it’s less than 100 degrees Fahrenheit – warrants attention from an emergency dental practice because fevers often accompany infections. Dental professionals can help find out what type of infection your child might have and make sure they receive treatment right away.
You Get A Fever, Shiver, And Shake
An emergency root canal treatment is a procedure to remove an infection in your jawbone. An emergency pediatric dentist can help with this. These are also called endodontic treatments. In some cases, the dentist may decide to do the treatment right away, but in others, they may wait until the next day or later. The dentist will give you antibiotics before they do the procedure so that it can help fight off any other infections and speed up healing time.
They’ll make sure there’s no risk of nerve damage, then numb your mouth with lidocaine. They’ll create a surgical space by removing the tooth’s top portion. Then they’ll drill out any diseased material using rotary instruments and a water irrigator. If the tooth cannot be saved, they’ll take out as much of it as possible so that healthy tissue remains for future use. Afterward, there may be a pain for up to two weeks which can be treated with over-the-counter medication like ibuprofen or Tylenol
Infection Occurs In Your JawBone
When an infection gets into your jawbone, it can be difficult to diagnose and treat. Sometimes the first symptom is a toothache in the area of the infection. Other symptoms include swelling, redness, pain, or numbness in the face and neck. A fever may also be present. The most common type of infection that moves into your jawbone is a periapical abscess.