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Dr. Kevin Burgdorf, DDS
Bridgeton MO Dentist
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Is a tooth infection considered a dental emergency?

Is an infected tooth considered a dental emergency?

An infected tooth is not only a dental emergency, but it is probably the most common of all dental-related emergencies.

An infected tooth can be very painful, preventing sleep and making eating difficult or impossible. If you have a toothache, you probably have an infection and should contact our emergency dentist in Bridgeton, MO as soon as possible.

An infected tooth—or a root canal infection—requires root canal therapy to prevent the spread of inflammation and the loss of your tooth.

Symptoms of an infected tooth include:

  • Toothache
  • Swelling
  • Gum blister

Emergency Root Canal Treatment

If you notice one or more of these symptoms, you likely have a root canal infection. However, it is important to seek dental care for a proper diagnosis.

Suppose our dentist in Bridgeton does diagnose you with a root infection. In that case, we provide an anesthetic to the area, remove the infection from your tooth, and seal it temporarily with a transit filling. Then, typically a week or two, we close it permanently with a dental crown or dental filling at a later date.

We always recommend a dental crown if your treated tooth is at risk for breakage.

Reach Out to Our Emergency Dentist in Bridgeton

Dr. Kevin Burgdorf, DDS treats dental emergencies as soon as possible. So, give us a call at (314) 291-9000 to schedule urgent dental care in Bridgeton

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