Northwest Arkansas Family Dental
Fayetteville, AR Dentist

When Does Tooth Pain Require an Emergency Dental Appointment?

September 27, 2017
Posted By: Dr. Wade Kifer
Emergency Dentistry | Fayetteville AR

The reason why dental emergencies are so tricky is that most dental conditions are silent, meaning they do not always have symptoms until the problem is quite well advanced. When pain does occur, it can slowly develop – first a twinge of discomfort and then becoming the type of pain that keeps you from thinking of anything else.

Simply put, if you have a toothache or swelling, it means that something is wrong that requires professional attention. In most cases, that means a trip to Northwest Arkansas Family Dental and an emergency exam.

Call Us if You Have Questions

If something just feels different and you feel you may have a developing dental condition, contact us right away. It is always better to address dental conditions before they become dental emergencies accompanied by pain.

Our team will ask a few important questions to help us determine if you require an emergency dental appointment or if it can wait until it is more convenient for you.

What Happens During an Emergency Exam

Emergency dental appointments are focused on relieving pain and stabilizing the tooth. We will take an x-ray of the area, and Dr. Kifer will evaluate it. Once he makes a diagnosis, he will outline all of your treatment options. This may mean a root canal, filling replacement, a dental crown, or in some rare cases, a dental extraction.

We may be able to complete treatment during your emergency exam, but in some cases, a follow-up appointment will be necessary.

Don’t Live with Tooth Pain

If it’s been a while since you have been to the dentist, we hope you will find that our team is compassionate, gentle, and professional. They put fearful patients at ease, tending to their needs and ensuring comfort every step of the way.

If you have a dental emergency in the Fayetteville, AR area, give us a call. We welcome new patients, even on an emergency basis.

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