If you're experiencing pain, we have many options to help alleviate that. Our priority is to get you in as soon as possible to get you relief. When you call our office, we can almost always get you in the same day.
Pain is a sign that something is wrong with your body. Some people think you have to be tough and deal with pain. While there’s some truth to that, your body is actually trying to tell you something. When you have pain in your teeth or gums, you should not have to just deal with. At our Jeffersonville, IN dental office, we have the treatments you need to relieve the pain.
What Should I Do In A Dental Emergency?
If you have a dental emergency because of an accident, injury, or sudden pain, the first thing to do is give us a call at 812-406-0914. We are often able to see patients if they can call before 9:30 a.m. If it’s later than that, we can still help you get the care you need in a timely manner.
What Is Root Canal Treatment?
Tooth decay and gum disease are caused by harmful bacteria. There are times when these bacteria can get inside your tooth and infect it. Since this is where all of the tooth’s nerve endings are found, it can be very painful. Root canal treatment removes the infected pulp and replaces it with a safe, inert substance. Finally, the pain will be gone.
In some cases, there isn’t enough healthy pulp left to save. The tooth will need to be removed and replaced with a dental implant.
If A Tooth Needs Extracting, How Can I Replace It?
Whenever possible, Dr. Kirchner will save your tooth. With fillings, crowns, and root canals, there are a lot of things our Jeffersonville, IN dental office can do to keep your teeth healthy. However, there are times when removing a tooth is the only option left. In that case, you have two options for replacing it. Dental bridges are a more affordable option, and dental implants are a more permanent option.
How Can Dental Implants Help?
If a painful tooth cannot be saved, you need to replace it. Dental implants are a great option because they replace tooth roots and keep the jawbone healthy. Dr. Kirchner coordinates the placement of implants with a local oral surgeon. Once your jaw has healed, he’ll then carefully place a replacement tooth atop the implant. You will no longer be in pain and can eat anything with comfort.