A severe toothache can be incredibly debilitating, making it difficult to eat, sleep, or even concentrate on everyday tasks. In many cases, a severe toothache indicates a dental problem that requires immediate attention. Having an emergency dentist to contact in such situations can provide quick relief and address any underlying issues. At Smiles Creator, located at 22116 Ventura Boulevard, Woodland Hills, CA 91364, we are here to handle your dental emergencies promptly and effectively.
Toothaches can occur for various reasons, including tooth decay, tooth fracture, infected gums, an abscessed tooth, or a damaged filling. A toothache may also be a symptom of non-dental issues, such as sinus pressure.
When Toothache Becomes an Emergency
While not all toothaches require emergency dental care, some situations should not be ignored:
- Severe Pain**: If your toothache is intense and lasts for more than a day or two, it’s a signal to seek immediate dental care.
- Swelling, Fever, or Earache**: These may indicate an abscess or infection, which could potentially be serious if not treated promptly.
- Trauma**: If your toothache is caused by a traumatic injury, you should see an emergency dentist immediately.
- Loose Tooth**: Unless you’re a child expecting a visit from the tooth fairy, a loose tooth is not normal and could indicate a serious dental issue.
At Smiles Creator, Dr. Nader Ahdout and his dedicated team understand the urgency of toothache emergencies. We can diagnose the root cause of your toothache and provide the necessary treatment to alleviate your pain and address the underlying issue.
How Toothaches Are Treated
The treatment for your toothache will depend on the cause. It may involve a filling, root canal, extraction, or antibiotics to treat an infection. Dr. Ahdout is experienced in handling all these procedures, ensuring you receive the most effective treatment for your condition.
If you’re in the Woodland Hills area and experience a severe toothache or any other dental emergency, don’t hesitate to contact us at (818) 340-3062. At Smiles Creator, we are committed to providing immediate, high-quality dental care when you need it most.