Our Endodontic Services

Emergency Endodontics

What Is an Endodontic Emergency?

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.

What to Do During an Endodontic Emergency

Contact ONE ENDO Immediately

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.

Treat Bleeding, If Present

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.

Mitigate Swelling & Discomfort

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.

Come to Our Office ASAP

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.

Our Team working on a patient with a dental emergency

The Importance of Immediate Care

Immediate endodontic care gets you relief from your pain and discomfort, reduces your risk of future complications, and saves you time and money. At ONE ENDO, we offer same-day, after-hours, and weekend care. We have an emergency doctor on call at all times of the week, from Monday through Sunday. If you’re not sure if you’re experiencing an emergency, we recommend booking a consultation as soon as possible. Click the button below to learn more about our “Save Your Tooth” consultations.

Pulpotomies vs. Pulpectomies

The two most common emergency endodontic treatments are pulpotomies (baby root canals) and pulpectomies (root canals).

Pulpotomies

A pulpotomy involves the partial removal of a tooth's nerve. This procedure is only a "quick fix" to treat emergent dental pain.  The tooth is medicated and temporarily sealed until the root canal procedure can be completed at a later subsequent visit.

Pulpectomies

A pulpectomy involves the complete removal of nerve tissue in a tooth as the first step in root canal treatment.Medication and a temporary seal is then placed until a second appointment in which the permanent root filling is complete.

Did You Know…

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.

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