Your Toothache Needs Attention

We’re currently closed to preventive and cosmetic treatments, but our office is still serving residents of Woodland Hills, CA, who need emergency treatment. Along with chipped or cracked teeth, emergency situations could also involve aching teeth, as pain in one or more of your teeth could mean you have a cavity or infection that needs attention!

The Problems Behind Your Toothache

We may develop temporary aches due to sinus or allergy issues, or even changes in elevation or a chill in the air. However, aches caused by these issues will pass with time. But if your discomfort lasts for more than 48 hours, then you may have a cavity or an infection that needs attention. Otherwise, the issue could grow worse with time and eventually, lead to the loss of your tooth. Our teeth are protected by an outer layer of tooth enamel. If the enamel is weakened due to poor oral hygiene, or as a result of a cracked or chipped teeth, then bacteria could reach the inner structure and cause a cavity. Over time, cavities grow in strength and severity, eventually reaching the inner pulp and leading to an infected to abscessed tooth.

Fillings and More

If you have regular pain in your smile, then let us know. We will schedule an appointment to see you and then carefully examine your tooth. If we find a cavity or the warning signs of an infection, we will administer treatment. A filling involves removing decay and adding a lifelike and metal-free material to repair the tooth. The entire procedure only takes one visit. For more substantial decay or injury, we may craft and place a crown that covers the entire visible portion of your tooth. Again, we will take steps to ensure a lifelike appearance and a durable, dependable chewing surface.

Our Healthy and Safety Guidelines

You may feel uncertain about visiting the office even if you have pain in your smile. To help, know that our team will schedule visits to ensure that there isn’t more than one person in the waiting room at a time. We also clean and disinfect door handles, chairs, tables, and other commonly touched surfaces and tools in between each patient visit. If you have any questions about our health and safety guidelines, or about how to prevent toothaches and repair any decay or infection, then contact our team today.

Do You Have Questions About Tooth Pain?

Our team would like to make sure you continue to maintain good oral health, even when you’re staying home. For more information on protecting your oral health, please schedule a consultation by calling Woodland Hills Dental Arts in Woodland Hills, CA today at 818-347-5124. We also proudly welcome patients from Encino, Sherman Oaks, and all surrounding communities.