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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

Root Canal Treatment to Relieve Your Pain

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.

Have a Toothache? Reach Out to Our Emergency Dentist in Bridgeton, MO

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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