Diagnosing emergency problems quickly and correctly is essential to providing treatment. Often times a diagnosis can be made and appropriate treatment provided in just a few minutes, providing the patient with immediate relief.
Patients who are experiencing sudden and severe pain due to damaged and diseased teeth are often referred to an endodontist for treatment. Cracked teeth, bad infections and inflamed or infected bones below the gums are some of the most common emergencies within the endodontic office.
Most endodontists will administer anesthetics or sedation to help you relax during treatment. The majority of patients experience no pain.
If you are experiencing sudden or unrelenting tooth pain that seems to be worsening and not going away, you should probably see an endodontist right away. Getting immediate treatment could save your tooth!