North County Endodontics provides emergency dental and endodontic treatments in North County, San Diego. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency such as severe pain, a cracked tooth, or a dislodged (avulsed tooth), call 760-944-0048 for emergency treatment.
What Is Emergency Treatment in Dentistry?
Dental emergencies arise for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, they’re the result of sudden trauma. For example, a bicycle accident may result in a cracked or severely loosened tooth. In other instances, a painful infection may worsen due to undiagnosed problems that have gone untreated. Whatever the cause, our endodontic specialists are here to provide relief from pain and to save natural teeth with emergency dental care.
Emergency Dental and Endodontic Procedures Offered
Common and complex endodontic and dental emergency treatment procedures we are highly experienced in successfully providing at North County Endodontics include:
- Pulpotomy- Similar to a root canal, but most often for young patients, a pulpotomy may be necessary if a tooth (often a primary or baby tooth) has developed inflammation or infection in the dental pulp. Notably, a pulpotomy leaves the pulp in the tooth roots intact, removing only the pulp in the coronal part of the tooth.
- Pulpectomy- A pulpectomy removes the pulp in the coronal part of the tooth (area above the gumline) as well as the pulp from the root canals. This procedure may be necessary if a dental abscess has formed, or if the pulp has died.
- Dental Abscess- If a bacterial infection in a tooth’s pulp isn’t treated, a pocket of pus accumulates in a tooth and in the surrounding tissue. Known as a dental abscess, this painful condition can lead to tooth loss if emergency treatment is not sought immediately. The most common treatment for a dental abscess is a root canal.
WHY CHOOSE NORTH COUNTY ENDODONTICS?
North County Endodontics has served North County San Diego communities for 25 years. Our highly trained and experienced endodontists utilize all of the latest technologies, ranging from Zeiss microscopes to Cone Beam Computed Tomography, to produce painless 3D scans.
In instances where a root canal is necessary to save a natural tooth, various innovative techniques and devices may be indicated, such as ozone gas injections or ozonated water irrigation for broad-spectrum microbial capabilities.
At North County Endodontics, outstanding results and enhanced patient comfort are at the forefront of the treatments we provide, the technologies we embrace, and the design of our practice. Nervous or fearful patients may request fast-acting nitrous oxide (laughing gas), opt for headsets, and watch television during treatments.
Frequently Asked Questions About Emergency Treatment
Call North County Endodontics for Emergency Dental Treatment
If you need emergency endodontic care in or around Encinitas, CA, call North County Endodontics at 760-944-0048 today.