How To Recognize Emergency Tooth Pain

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
How To Recognize Emergency Tooth Pain

Here at Penn Dental Family Practice we get you out of pain and into comfort.

Are you unsure if you’re experiencing a dental emergency? Here at Penn Dental Family Practice, we can help you understand your tooth pain, and whether or not you are having a severe emergency.

When you are suffering from tooth pain, you must first assess the origin of the pain. There are symptoms of tooth pain when you are suffering from a sinus infection, migraine headache and conditions similar to these. When tooth pain is accompanied by these conditions, please see your primary care physician.

Tooth Pain Recognized as a Dental Emergency

Here at Penn Dental Family Practice, we have compiled a list of grouped symptoms and give you a possible condition and reasoning for said group of symptoms. Please keep in mind, everybody manifests pain differently.

  • Tooth pain with hot, cold or sweets. These symptoms may represent reversible pulpitis. Recommended treatment is a filling.

  • Spontaneous, poorly localized pain with possible abscess. These symptoms may represent irreversible pulpitis. Recommended treat is root canal filling or extraction.

  • Localized pain and swelling. These symptoms may represent an abscess. Recommended treatment is abscess draining, root canal therapy or extraction.

  • Pain, erythema and swelling. These symptoms may represent cellulitis. Recommended treatment is antibiotics, root canal or extraction.

  • Broken tooth. Doctors treat this condition by placing a filling with or without root canal therapy, or an extraction.

  • Loose tooth. This symptom is sometimes caused by an injury or bone loss. This condition can be treated with a splint with or without a root canal, or an extraction.

  • Missing tooth. This is often caused by injury. Doctors can treat this condition with reimplantation or splinting.

What To Do With My Dental Emergency

When you are aware that you are experiencing a dental emergency, Penn Dental Family Practice is here to help. With our staff of over 35 experienced doctors, you will be able to find the right doctor for you. Some of our doctors are professors at the University of Penn, so you can be confident you are getting quality care from those who are raising up the next generation of dentists.

Penn Dental Family Practice also provides every specialty under one roof so that you no longer have to travel to get quality care.

Give us a call at one of our 2 convenient locations at 1-215-898-PDFP (7337), and we will schedule you as soon as possible with one of our dentists to get you out of tooth pain and into comfort.