Round Rock Dentist
If you are experiencing a toothache or severe dental pain, getting to your dentist in Round Rock is imperative. Dr. M. Sylvester Gonzales at Paloma Vista Dental and his staff make every effort to accommodate patients with dental emergencies as immediately as possible.
Some common causes of tooth pain requiring dental emergency care in Round Rock include:
Tooth Decay: Tooth decay is also commonly referred to as a cavity and if left untreated will progress, becoming a larger cavity. Cavities occur from bacteria, which over time becomes plaque and tartar which produce tooth decaying acids.
An abscessed tooth: Abscessed teeth are a condition that can be caused when the dental nerve of a tooth and the tissue surrounding a tooth becomes infected. Some abscesses may be the result of a gum problem.
Fractured teeth: If you have had an accident resulting in a fractured tooth you should seek emergency dental care immediately. Dental fractures are not only uncomfortable; they can become more extensive and compromise the overall health of your tooth. Typically, dental fractures that involve only the crown of the tooth can be restored. However, those that progress to the point of root involvement may mean the tooth must be extracted.
Grinding Teeth: Some people inadvertently grind their teeth which is a habit known as bruxism and for many people this occurs involuntarily during the night as they sleep. People who grind their teeth may develop an uncomfortable TMJ disorder (jaw joint pain), in addition to dental sensitivity as they wear down their teeth. Your dentist can fabricate a nightguard to protect the teeth and jaw joint from the effects of this habit, and will likely recommend dental procedures to restore teeth that have been worn down and become sensitive as a result of bruxism.
Infection: Dental emergencies are often the result of infections associated with untreated dental decay, gum disease, or problems with impacted or partially erupted wisdom teeth. Dental infections require immediate care to protect both your oral and overall health.
Regular dental checkups and preventive care can go a long way in preventing dental emergencies. However, if you do find yourself experiencing sensitivity or pain, or have had an accident or other dental emergency in Round Rock, we are on call at Paloma Vista Dental. We will make every effort to see you as quickly as possible to alleviate your discomfort.