In case of an emergency, you can always reach us after hours. Please review the suggestions below. If you are still in need of after hour assistance, please call our office and you will be instructed on how to reach Dr. Fuentes.
DO I NEED EMERGENCY TREATMENT FROM AN ENDODONTIST?
If you are experiencing sudden, unrelenting tooth pain that is not subsiding and seems to be worsening, you should probably see an endodontist right away. Getting immediate treatment will not only help relieve your pain, but it could save your tooth too.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AT AN EMERGENCY ENDODONTIC APPOINTMENT?
You can expect to be seen very quickly during your endodontic emergency. Your endodontist will examine your mouth and may obtain x-rays to identify the source of the pain and determine whether your tooth can be saved. You will be anesthetized and given treatment on the spot. After all, when you are in pain, you do not have time to wait.
IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO TO AVOID FUTURE ENDODONTIC EMERGENCIES?
Yes. Start by maintaining your general dental appointments to have your teeth cleaned and prevent excessive decay. Avoid eating hard foods like ice that can chip, crack or break your tooth unexpectedly. Also, you can avoid the need for an endodontic retreatment by caring for your new restoration. If you maintain good oral health and regularly clean around your endodontic treatment site, your treated tooth could outlast your natural ones.
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