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I cannot say enough good things about this office, I have been seen here for over a year and thought the office was good but this last week I went in to get some dental work done and I will be the first to say that I dread going to the dentist, I have a very sensitive mouth/teeth and it makes me more than anxious.. flat out I just have horrible teeth BUT Dr. Tyson, Tiffany and Chris made this experience exceptional. I was seen Wednesday and had quite a bit done and was feeling extreme pain through the following few days. I started to get really worried, they got ahold of me on a Sunday and had me in for an emergency visit to get the dreaded root canal. Even though Dr. Tyson and Tiffany had to come in on a Sunday they were so kind and caring and really made sure I was comfortable despite being anxious and in a lot of pain. The office and Dr. Tyson followed up with me the next day and have kept in touch since then and made me feel really taken care of even though I am sure I was a very high maintenance patient. I cannot say thank you enough to Dr. Tyson, Tiffany and Chris ❤❤❤ I appreciate you and your office!!

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LaTaya Nicholls

Emergency Services

 

We offer emergency care to patients of our practice. If one of our patients has a dental emergency that cannot wait until normal business hours, we are frequently able to address those needs outside of normal business hours. Examples of some of these emergency situations are listed below.

Symptoms that may require an emergency visit:

  • Facial Swelling – When teeth become infected it can sometimes spread into the root and your jaw which can cause swelling in the face.
  • Excessive Toothache – In this situation throbbing and pain can be related to tooth decay, cavities, or infection, causing pain within and around the affected areas.
  • Injured Tooth – If a tooth has been knocked loose from its socket or even knocked out during an accident.

Different treatments for Emergency Appointments include:

Extractions: A tooth extraction is when a tooth is removed from its socket in the bone. This can be for a number of different reasons. A tooth is usually extracted when it is beyond repair, or is causing further damage to the other teeth in your mouth. Sometimes the extraction is more simple than others that might require surgical extraction. Most extractions are done using a local anesthesia or other drugs to help numb and relax the patient.

Root Canals: A root canal is a dental treatment that removes the infection from the inside of the tooth. This procedure also helps prevent future infections within that tooth. This treatment is typically thought to be very painful, but in reality it is a pain relieving treatment that will better you in the end. A root canal can be preventative and is a less costly option than replacing a tooth, or having it removed completely.

Crown: A crown is also known as a dental cap. This is a procedure that helps to restore and strengthen the tooth. The crown will either cap or completely encircle the tooth. They are often needed when cavities threaten the health of your teeth. Crowns are prepared by dentists to fit perfectly to your teeth and designed to look just like the others.

Less Urgent Emergency Appointments include:

  • A broken tooth that is not causing pain or discomfort
  • Loss of a filling
  • Dull aching