Your Emergency Dentist in Marshall, Texas
Severe dental pain can be debilitating. It can stop you from doing your job or enjoying your day. Most people will try an assortment of home remedies ranging from topical analgesic creams, like Orajel to aspirin, or even stronger pain relievers. While appropriate in some cases temporarily, any delay in professional care is detrimental to your smile.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency in Marshall or nearby, call us right away!
Don’t be a hero!
There are many causes of tooth pain. Some are minor, others have permanent consequences, and many may even indicate a serious condition. It is important to call us as soon as possible so that we can arrange for you to come in and have the problem diagnosed and treated.
Below are some common causes of dental emergencies:
Pulpitis refers to the inflammation of a tooth’s inner tissue called pulp, which is typically caused by deep decay and infection. Symptoms include sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweet foods and drinks and generalized pain in the mouth or jaw.
In the case of minor pulpitis, it is sometimes possible to fill the cavity and save the tooth. More often, root canal treatment or extraction is necessary. Sometimes pulpitis is caused by periodontitis (pyorrhea).
Pulpitis can also be the result of trauma. Antibiotics are usually necessary and if left untreated can cause an abscess to form, threatening more of your oral health
An abscess is a painful infection in or around the root of a tooth, and like pulpitis is usually due to extensive tooth decay. Symptoms may include fever, pain, redness, swelling, and a bitter or foul taste in the mouth. An abscess is an urgent matter and requires prompt treatment; call Dr. Fry-Bradley’s dental office without delay.
Trauma to the Teeth
A loosened, broken, or dislodged tooth is a dental emergency. Always look for the broken pieces or dislodged tooth. Rinse your mouth and the tooth with warm water, but do not disturb the natural fibers attached to the tooth.
Try to reinsert the tooth, making sure it is facing the correct way. If this isn’t possible, store the tooth or fragments in milk or water with a pinch of salt and call the office immediately.
For a Dental Emergency in Marshall, TX, Call Dr. Kayla Fry-Bradley
We take your dental emergency very seriously and will make every effort to see you as soon as possible. Dr. Fry-Bradley works hard to save your tooth whenever possible and incorporates innovative techniques to promote quick healing.
If we are not in the office when you call, our answering service will be able to reach us around the clock. We’re here for you!