EMERGENCY DENTISTRY IN BALLANTYNE
TOOTH EXTRACTIONS IN BALLANTYNE
ROOT CANAL THERAPY IN BALLANTYNE
DENTAL FILLINGS IN BALLANTYNE
You never know when an emergency may occur. You could break a tooth while eating a piece of popcorn, lose a filling, or experience dental trauma at a sporting event.
When the unexpected occurs, you want a dentist you can trust! At Aten & Garofalo Dentistry, we provide emergency dental services in Ballantyne, NC. We will address your pain and condition and work to determine the best course of treatment to improve your smile. We may use a single treatment or a combination of treatments to address your needs.
At Aten & Garofalo, we offer general, cosmetic, restorative, and emergency dental care to help our patients maintain their beautiful, healthy smiles. Each patient’s treatment plan is customized based on his/her needs, preferences, and budget.
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Always consult your dentist before visiting an oral surgeon. A comprehensive oral exam is necessary to determine your condition and if oral surgery is necessary.
Before the extraction, your dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the area. This helps keep you comfortable throughout the procedure. You may feel pressure as the tooth is removed from the socket, but you should not feel pain.
Following the procedure, over-the-counter or prescription pain medication may be recommended to reduce any discomfort
Every patient heals differently. Typically, recovery takes a few days to a week. The location, number of teeth extracted, and health of the patient can affect the recovery period. Following the procedure, over-the-counter or prescription pain medication may be recommended to reduce any discomfort
Every patient’s tolerance level is different. A local anesthetic will be used to numb the area and to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure. It is common to feel pressure as your dentist works to remove the damaged portion of the tooth.
During a root canal treatment, the pulp and nerves are removed from the canal of the tooth. This area is then cleaned and disinfected before being filled with a special material called gutta percha. A dental crown is placed to restore and strengthen the tooth.
A root canal takes slightly longer than having a cavity filled. A standard root canal treatment takes 30-60 minutes. A more complex case may take up to 90 minutes.
Common signs or symptoms of a cavity include:
- Tooth pain while chewing
- Sensitivity to cold or hot
- Pits or holes in the tooth
- Black, brown, or white spots on the tooth
Before placing a filling, your dentist numbs the tooth or treatment area to ensure patient comfort throughout the procedure. Using special tools, he/she removes the decayed portion of the tooth. The filling is placed and then hardened using a special light.
The most common materials for fillings are amalgam (silver fillings), gold, and tooth-colored composites. Your dentist will choose the most appropriate material based on your needs, the location of the filling in your mouth, and your budget.