Endodontic emergencies are typically related to infections of the teeth or trauma to the tooth. For example, if you have a serious cavity that progresses and causes a tooth infection, this is an endodontic emergency. An injury to your tooth can also count as an endodontic emergency. If it’s cracked or has a large chip, for example, the interior pulp may be exposed, and the tooth may be at risk of infection.
If you notice gum swelling, a sore tooth, or your tooth has recently been seriously cracked, chipped, or broken, you may need emergency treatment from ONE ENDO. We offer same-day consultations to our patients, so contact us right away to get the emergency endodontic care you need in Greenwich, Norwalk, or Westchester.
The very first thing that you should do is contact our office for a consultation. You can call us to get a same-day appointment at any of our locations in Norwalk, Greenwich, and Westchester.
If your tooth is bleeding due to an oral injury, you can treat this by absorbing blood with clean gauze, cotton balls, or paper towels. The flow of blood will usually slow down within 45 minutes.
An oral injury or a toothache from an infected tooth can cause a lot of pain and discomfort. If you have the time to do so and your medical history allows for it, you can take an over-the-counter medication like ibuprofen or naproxen to help with pain. Applying an ice pack to the cheek near the affected area may also help numb it and keep you comfortable until you see the dentist.
We can provide you with the endodontic care you need at any time, on any day of the week. Immediate care is critical for saving your tooth, so come and see one of our doctors at ONE ENDO immediately if you think you have an endodontic emergency.
The two most common emergency endodontic treatments are pulpotomies (baby root canals) and pulpectomies (root canals).
About 85% of all dental emergencies are related to infected teeth, making this the most common type of dental emergency. If you want more information regarding our services, take a look at our frequently asked questions.