Emergency dentistry is used to describe any sort of immediate dental care that a patient requires to resolve an issue. There are several signs that emergency dentistry services are necessary. If the tooth damage is severe, that is, your tooth is broken, knocked out, or nerve damage occurs, or you have issues with dental restorations, then you need to see a dentist as soon as possible for diagnosis and the appropriate course of treatment.
If you’re struck with an emergency dental issue, don’t wait. Waiting can only make matters worse and lead to costlier, more extensive procedures down the road. Call our Luck dental office at (715) 472-2211 today to schedule an appointment.
Fillings can last for anywhere between 5 to 15 years depending on the material you choose and whether you maintain good oral hygiene. Unfortunately, they aren’t infallible and certainly not as resilient as natural teeth. They can crack, chip, break, and could sometimes fall off without warning. At Luck Dental Clinic, we have treated many patients with cracked or broken fillings. We aim to help limit the damage and make sure the surrounding tooth remains in good shape. Our dentist will carefully examine the condition of the tooth before determining which treatment option is the most suitable.
No one likes hearing they might need a tooth extraction. However, tooth removal is sometimes necessary to preserve overall oral health. Using gentle techniques, Dr. Conder performs this procedure at Luck Dental Clinic in Luck, WI. With years of experience in the dental field, Dr. Conder provides top-tier, compassionate care for families in our community.
As dental professionals, we prefer to save natural teeth whenever possible. There are, however, a few instances when tooth extraction is the most predictable avenue. Following tooth extraction, patients can expect some degree of tenderness and swelling. These side effects can be mitigated with over-the-counter medications, such as ibuprofen, naproxen, or acetaminophen. Swelling and inflammation can be reduced with the use of cold compresses, which can be applied to the outer jaw in 20-minutes increments.
Do you have a toothache? Did you wake up with a swollen jaw? Are you experiencing radiating pain near your ear? If so, you could have an infected tooth. This occurs when bacteria enter the pulp chamber of a tooth. When this happens, there are only two treatment options: root canal treatment or an extraction. Root canal treatment involves removing the pulp, including nerves and blood vessels, from inside the tooth. At our Luck Dentist office Dr. Conder performs root canal treatment to eliminate infection and preserve the oral health of our patients.
A common misconception about root canal therapy is that it is painful. On the contrary, the procedure removes the very source of infection and discomfort. For this reason, most patients feel substantial relief following the procedure, especially if the pain was severe before treatment.