At Alpha Dental Care we are dedicated to provide quality dental care to all our patients and perspective new patients. We are ALWAYS accepting new patients with or without dental insurance. We know how stressful a dental emergency can be, so we will make it a top priority and get you in as soon as possible, often the same day or the next day.
Dental emergencies can range from a chipped tooth to a severe tooth ache. The following are just a few examples of some of the dental emergencies our office treats:
- There are three different types of cracked teeth:
- Cracks in the enamel ONLY- The enamel is the top surface of the tooth and is hard. These types of cracks that are in the enamel only may not require any treatment at all, just a small adjustment to the rough surface of the tooth, or a small filling.
- Cracks down to the dentin-
The dentin is the layer of the tooth just under the enamel. The dentin is softer then the enamel and can have a yellowish tint to it. When a crack goes down to the dentin it may require a crown or a large filling known as an onlay or inlay.
- Cracks into the pulp- The pulp or the nerve of the tooth is the center of the tooth. When the tooth cracks down to the pulp it is usually very painful. At the point of the tooth cracking down to the pulp it may require a root canal
or an extraction of the tooth.
- We can usually fix broken dentures in office or send it off to a lab to be fixed. Sometime if the denture is severely worn and broken down, the doctors may not be able to fix it but will be able to give you options on how to replace your broken denture.
- An abscessed tooth is when a tooth is infected. Some of the symptoms of an abscessed tooth are bad breath, bitter taste in mouth, pain while chewing, or sensitivity to hot and cold. In severe cases there can be swelling of the gums and cheek next to the infected tooth and often a constant throbbing pain. Abscessed teeth are usually treated with a Root Canal
, Build Up, and Crown
or an Extraction
. It is very important to seek treatment as soon as possible is you believe you have an abscessed tooth. Not treating an abscessed tooth can lead to severe pain or even death.