Don’t keep suffering with a toothache. Dr. James Hastings is an emergency dentist in Placerville who will see you today and relieve your pain. Call us now at (530) 344-8000. He will examine your tooth to find the cause of your pain and perform a quick procedure to relieve it. After that, Dr. Hastings will recommend treatment to completely resolve the problem with your tooth.
Do You Really Need an Emergency Dentist?
Although over-the-counter medication may give you some relief, the cause of your pain won’t simply go away. There are several situations that you should view as a dental emergency.
A lingering toothache is usually a symptom of an infection. Trauma, tooth decay, or periodontal (gum disease) can cause an infection. If it’s not treated, an infection will continue to spread. It can affect other teeth, your jawbone, and in serious cases, spread into your bloodstream and become life threatening.
A tooth infection is removed with a root canal treatment. Don’t worry about scary stories you may have heard about the procedure. Dr. Hastings is an emergency dentist who can make the treatment pain-free for you. After the infection is removed, your tooth will be protected with a dental crown.
A Lost Filling or Dental Crown
If a tooth filling falls out or a dental crown comes off, your exposed tooth and nerves can become very painful. Even if there is no pain, your tooth can weaken and break or adjacent teeth can shift causing additional problems. If you delay seeing an emergency dentist, the additional damage to your tooth can make it more painful and more costly to restore.
If you have a cracked or broken tooth, or have experienced severe impact to it, get it treated right away. The sooner it’s treated, the easier it will be to restore or save, and prevent further damage.
Anxious about Dental Appointments?
An emergency dentist’s appointment can make you even more nervous. Dr. Hastings and our entire staff have a gentle approach. We’re sensitive to the needs of fearful patients. And Dr. Hastings is known by his patients for delivering pain-free care. Two of our patients commented:
“Great work! Dr. Hastings works fast and with no pain.”
“Dr. Hastings has the best chairside manner I have ever encountered. My usual anxiety dissipated.”
Call our office now at (530) 344-8000.