When you have a toothache, it’s not easy to focus on anything else but making it stop. You might wish that it would just go away, but that’s not very likely. At ValleyWide Dental, we keep you, our valued patient, reassured with our emergency service. We’ll have you seen as quickly as we can.
What can happen when you have a toothache? The worst possibility is the loss of the tooth to an extraction. Here at our Lancaster dental office, we will do everything possible to keep that from happening. But we need your help. Don’t delay coming in or try to tough it out. There is no benefit to being in pain when you don’t have to be. Most toothaches are caused by a large cavity, a loose or lost filling, a chipped or cracked tooth, or one that has sustained a bacterial infection. The sooner you get treatment at our Lancaster dental office, the better the chance of a successful outcome and a treatment that is simpler. Unfortunately, simple cavities or chipped teeth can become infected if not taken care of right away. And an infection may progress to the point where root canal therapy is no longer a viable treatment for it. When you initially arrive, your toothache will be assessed via an examination and x-rays. You may only need a filling or crown. But if you do require getting root canal, you can breathe easy because with the advancements made in techniques and equipment, you’ll find there is no reason for anxiety. Most patients tell us they had very little to no discomfort at all.
Keep the number of our Lancaster dental office where you can access it easily, such as programming it in your home, office, and mobile phones. And when you have a toothache, reach out to us without hesitation.
Dentist in 93550
As a general dental practice the doctors at our ValleyWide Dental are committed to preserving, protecting and enhancing the complete oral health of our patients. Our dentist in 93550 treats all the members of our client families from the very young just getting their first primary teeth to the special dental needs of seniors.
Our dentist in 93550 is often called upon to restore a patient’s teeth that have become subject to decay, injury, gum disease or another dental condition. The most common condition that our doctors treat is restoring a tooth that has fallen victim to decay. Our doctor removes the areas of decay and the bacteria by drilling it out, leaving a whole in the tooth – the cavity. Our doctor fills the hole using a metal amalgam, which is a mixture of several different metals including tin, copper, mercury, silver and others. Amalgams have been in use to fill cavities for well over 100 years and been proven to be safe and highly effective. However, some patients don’t feel comfortable with the presence of mercury and don’t care for the metallic shadow that often shows through a tooth filled with amalgam. For these patients our practice offers composite fillings, which is a mixture of glass or ceramic in a resin material. These composites are tooth-colored so there is no shadow or discoloration. They are reliable and strong but used mostly for fillings on front teeth and in areas where the chewing pressure is not too great
If the decay is too great and the restoration is extensive our dentist in 93550 will place a ceramic crown on the tooth to protect it from becoming susceptible to new decay and to form a new chewing surface. The terms crowns and caps are synonymous and the crown is made of either porcelain on a metal frame or pure porcelain. Crowns are also used whenever a root canal procedure has been performed on a tooth, or as the upper part of a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, and to form the sidepieces in a fixed bridge. Make an appointment to see one of our doctors today.