Most people are unaware of the fact that hospitals are seldom equipped to handle dental emergencies. Expertise and dental equipment are needed to provide the best dental care services to the patient experiencing a problem with a tooth. West Houston Dentistry provides you with the care and understanding you need in a time of emergency. We also have a friendly welcoming atmosphere to help you relax while we address your need.
Severe pain from a toothache can be traced to a few different causes. Knowing what to look for and how to treat the cause rather than just the symptom is what we do at West Houston Dentistry. Pain management is important and finding the cause of the pain is critical because treating the symptom and not the problem can actually make the problem worse. For example, consider pain from a cavity that is near the pulp of the tooth but not quite in it. Treating the symptom of pain will not stop the decay from spreading to the nerve and ultimately infecting the tooth. A thorough examination of the tooth will reveal the cause and the extent of the problem.
It is good to know that West Houston Dentistry is available for emergency dental situations. Some dental offices do not provide emergency dental care; however, we are here for those who have a dental problem that needs immediate attention. We will do our best to see you as soon as possible, identify the source of your discomfort, get the pain managed and deal with the problem. Like any emergency, a dental emergency can cause added anxiety. At West Houston Dentistry we have sedation dentistry to help calm and relax you while we work to manage your situation.
When you call us with your dental emergency, we will be sure to instruct you as to how you should carry out any procedures you should follow until you can be seen. There may be an occasion where you are not sure whether your situation calls for immediate attention or not. Should that happen, contact us anyway so we can help you make the determination if you need to come in or not.