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Delaying Treatment For A Toothache Can Lead To Trouble

Sure, you can be unhappy to have a toothache, but is it really something that you need to deal with as soon as possible? Letting a problem with a toothache go unchecked by a dentist can have more consequences than you might realize. In addition to leaving a problem with pain unresolved, ignoring a toothache can actually allow a problem with your oral health to worsen, and that can lead to complications. if the tooth’s health continues to deteriorate, it may even reach a point where it must be extracted! At our Seattle, WA dentist’s office, we can evaluate the tooth to determine what is wrong, perform the appropriate restorative dental treatment, then make sure that your tooth remains protected after care is complete!

A Toothache Is A Problem That You Should Not Ignore

If you are dealing with a toothache that seemingly will not go away, it could be a sign that you are affected by an infection. Infections develop when cavities grow and are not treated, as well as when injuries cause internal harm. If you let a toothache worsen, bacteria within your tooth can damage the living tissues housed in the tooth before spreading through your roots. In time, an infection can become so serious that the only treatment option is to extract the tooth.

Arranging Treatment To Restore The Health Of An Aching Tooth

To deal with a lingering toothache, it may be necessary to provide root canal therapy. Root canals are performed whenever it is necessary to treat internal problems. After the tooth’s pulp is carefully accessed, bacteria and damaged tissues are removed before the area is sealed and the tooth is restored with a crown.

People sometimes hesitate to move forward with treatment because they are afraid of needing a root canal. We can take care to make sure you remain comfortable throughout treatment. We do offer dental sedation for patients who are anxious, and those who want to further minimize any discomfort.

Will Restorative Treatment Affect My Smile?

Our practice provides dental fillings and dental crowns that can closely match the look of your neighboring teeth. What this means is you can have a problem treated without having to see your smile changed by a conspicuous metal restoration. Fillings and crowns that are made to match your enamel are still strong enough to provide bite support, which means that you will not have to worry about your dental function changing.

Schedule Treatment For A Toothache At Our Seattle, WA Dentist’s Office

At our Seattle, WA dentist’s office, patients who are bothered by a toothache can come see us to discuss treatment options. To find out how we can help you, please call Ballard Neighborhood Dentist in Seattle, WA today at 206-789-2555.

Cosmetic, Restorative, and General Dentistry

It is our goal to provide comprehensive dental care for your whole family. Our wide range of services means that you can see us for all of your needs — without having to visit multiple practices to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.