When somebody is in pain, I think it’s almost a natural response for most people to … If you could do something for them, that you would. Most people wouldn’t walk away from somebody, and in dentistry we’re able to do that, which is very rewarding. We’re the only practice in the area that actually does urgent care, so we do same day care with tooth problems and tooth pain. For whatever the reason most people will not do that. We have enough operatories and skill here that we’re able to take somebody that’s in pain that day and probably get them out of pain at the same visit instead of referring them or sending them back to somebody else. We have a large contingency of that. People call here, so we’ll have a lot of walk in business during the day cause we do accept that urgent problem. Where a lot of people will not they say, “Well, we’re booked, you can’t see us for two weeks.” If somebody’s in pain, we tend to work them in, and our regular patients, we try not to make them wait, but we do explain to them if they were ever in that situation, we would do the same for them.
Sometimes, you’ve just got to work through some pain. If you have arthritis, you can’t let that stop you from dental cleaning your home before guests come or getting the oil replaced in your car. But toothaches are uniquely painful. And thanks to the treatments at our Boone, NC dental office, that pain’s also something that can be taken away.
If you are having a dental emergency, we can help. We can usually see emergency dental patients on the same day that you call. In fact, you should call us immediately at 828-355-5673 if any of the following has happened:
- You are experiencing a sudden, severe toothache
- You had an injury that cut your tongue, gums, or cheeks
- You’re having a lot of trouble or pain when opening or closing your mouth
- You had a tooth cracked or broken
- You had a tooth knocked loose or completely out
If our Boone, NC dental office is closed for the day, you will get an emergency phone number to call for after-hours care.
Root Canal Therapy
Sometimes, the pain comes not from an injury but from an infection on the inside of your tooth. Cavities are caused by harmful bacteria in your mouth, and sometimes they can get past the tooth’s enamel and infect the pulp. That’s where the tooth’s nerve endings are, so this infection can be really painful. The only way to get rid of the infection and end the pain is a root canal. Dr. Airey will gently remove the infected pulp, saving your tooth in the process.
At Appalachian Dental Care, Dr. Airey will do everything he can to repair and save a damaged tooth. However, there are times when extracting the tooth is the best option remaining. For example, if a tooth has broken and the pieces are missing, it’s going to be hard to repair it. It might be safer and healthier for you in the long run to remove it now. But with our experience, local anesthesia, sedation, and anxiety relief options, we can make this procedure virtually painless.
Wisdom teeth often have to be extracted as well. Dr. Airey has done many third molar extractions and knows how to do it right.
If you are in pain, there’s nothing to be gained by trying to tough it out. You’ll just suffer needlessly at best, and make the problems bigger at worst. To learn more about how we can relieve your dental pain, or to schedule your next appointment, give us a call today at 828-355-5673 or use our online form.
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