If you have a persistent toothache or you’re experiencing sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, these are indicators of a tooth infection. Without proper care with root canal therapy, the inner pulp of your tooth may die and lead to further complications.
A tooth infection is considered a serious dental emergency. Here’s how we can help at DK Dental Care:
Emergency dentists like Dr. Keeling at DK Dental Care are trained to repair your tooth with root canal therapy. Root canals are very common, and every dentist is trained to perform this procedure during dental school.
If you have a toothache that lasts 1-3 days or longer, this is a sure sign that you have a decayed tooth. If your tooth becomes infected and you don’t get treatment, it may eventually require extraction and replacement with a dental bridge or a dental implant. This is much more expensive, time-consuming and inconvenient compared to root canal therapy.
At DK Dental Care, we offer same-day emergency dental care for all of our patients. You can give us a call at (414) 529-3253 to tell us about your issue. If possible, we ask that you call ahead before you come in, so that we can prepare for your visit.
However, if you don’t have time to call ahead, we can still accommodate walk-in appointments. Come into our office at 5535 S 108th Street, Suite 1, Hales Corners, WI 53130, and we’ll get you the help you need as soon as possible!
As mentioned above, the most common sign of an infected tooth is a prolonged, painful toothache that lasts more than a day or two. If your tooth hurts, this is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong and it’s important to get help right away.
However, in some cases, you may not experience a toothache even if your tooth is infected. Other symptoms of an infected tooth include increased sensitivity to hot and cold foods, and to the pressure of chewing. You may also notice inflammation and discoloration of the gum tissue around your tooth, or see holes or surface stains on your tooth that could indicate advanced tooth decay.
At DK Dental Care, Dr. Keeling offers root canals that are fast, minimally-invasive, and pain-free. At our office, we can restore and protect your tooth, provide you with relief from your pain and discomfort, and prevent further complications. Contact us now at (414) 529-3253 for your appointment, or feel free to stop by our office at 5535 S 108th Street, Suite 1, Hales Corners, WI 53130.