In a perfect world, all dental issues would wait for the day of each our semiannual trips to the dentist to manifest themselves. Alas, we do not live in such a place, and in reality, problems such as toothaches and infections do no respect standard working hours. Often, they have a nasty tendency to arise when immediate care may not appear to be available, like during the weekend. If you were to wake up on a Saturday morning with a severe toothache, are you really expected to suffer through the weekend until endodontists Drs. Kolnick, Diamond, Hope or Chaudhry can see you Monday?
Save Your Tooth with an Emergency Root Canal
Of course not. The longer that issues such as toothaches go untreated, the more likely you are to experience extensive damage to your teeth, which might only serve to compound the pain that you are already feeling. This is why having access to an emergency dentist is so important. By performing an emergency root canal, your natural teeth can be saved from any further damage. In facts, statistics show that teeth treated with a root canal have a 95 percent retention rate.
In-Home Pain Relief Methods
So your local emergency dentist can see you. That is great, yet what are you to do to address your pain until you are able to make it to his or her office? Try one of the following in-home pain relief tips:
· Place a cold compress over the area of the infected tooth to reduce swelling and irritation
· Swish a spoonful of hydrogen peroxide in your mouth to relieve irritating pain
· Combine a teaspoon of salt with a mug of hot water and use it as a mouthwash
· Taken an over-the-counter pain reliever as directed
At Advanced Endodontics of Westchester, we understand that no time is a convenient time for a toothache. With offices in Mount Kisco, NY and White Plains, NY we proudly offer access to an emergency dentist serving all of Westchester County, NY 24 hours a day, seven days a week. With quick intervention, your problem can be quickly remedied, preserving not only your teeth, but your weekend, as well. The next time a toothache strikes at odd hours, call us right away.
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