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Emergency Same-Day Root Canal Treatment

There are many reasons why you people need an emergency dental appointment and if your tooth hurts, you may need an emergency root canal treatment. When it comes to emergency root canal treatments, postponing treatment always results in a worsening of the condition such as tooth loss and wide-spread oral infection. If your tooth is decayed enough to require root canal treatment, than treating the tooth as soon as possible could be vital to saving your tooth. At All Smiles Dentistry, we set aside time each day to accommodate emergency dental appointments including emergency root canal therapy.

For the vast majority of emergency root canal patients we are able to see and treat them in the same day during our normal business hours. Call 425-335-1111 to schedule.

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Emergency Root Canal Symptoms

You may need an emergency root canal treatment if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Throbbing toothache
  • Swollen gums
  • Red gums
  • Sharp pain when eating something hot or cold
  • Pain spreading from tooth to face

Any of these symptoms could mean the pulp in the tooth has been damaged beyond repair and a root canal is the best choice to save the natural tooth.

What Happens If You Hesitate?

Tooth decay is progressive. Even when it becomes severe enough to threaten your root canal, it will continue to grow worse until treated. If your tooth’s pulp and root canal are already compromised by infection, then hesitation will allow the infection to spread into the jawbone and oral tissues surrounding it. In such cases, your tooth may need to be extracted and you may need oral surgery to fully restore your oral health.

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Is It Painful?

The idea of a root canal might sound scary — so scary that you could end up putting it off. But when you’re in so much pain that you can’t sleep at night, you need to get in touch with an emergency dentist.

Here’s the good news: The actual root canal procedure doesn’t hurt, and certainly not when compared to the reason you called an emergency dentist in the first place. The root canal itself is what takes the pain away, pain that came about because of the bacterially infected abscesses in and under your damaged tooth. Oral health problems can quickly lead to serious complications, so timely treatment is key to preventing a minor infection from becoming a major one.

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