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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Emergency Services

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Here at Northpark Dental, our entire staff is trained to answer your questions about your oral health. We encourage you to ask them, and we’ve even compiled a few of the most common ones here. Please call us if you can't find the answer you’re seeking.

Emergency Services

A common misconception about root canal therapy is that it’s painful because when you need this treatment, it is likely that you are already in pain. If we diagnose the need for a root canal, it is because we need to remove the infection that has occurred inside your tooth. A tooth that is fractured, traumatized, or decayed inside, the pulp will cause severe pain.

Treatment for an Infected Tooth

It is essential to understand that dental infections don’t go away without treatment and you will need root canal therapy to remove the infected tissue inside your tooth, eliminate pain, and preserve your natural tooth structure. A dental infection that is left untreated will often get worse and could result in tooth loss.

At Northpark Dental, our dentists use the latest in endodontic (root canal) technology – rotary endodontics. These are tools that are lighter and more flexible because they are made of nickel-titanium instead of stainless steel. They are also electric, making them more effective and efficient.

Comfortable Dentistry in Johnston

We also offer nitrous oxide as an option for patients who feel anxious about root canal therapy. Nitrous will help you feel at ease during your procedure without any lingering side effects.

If you or a loved one needs root canal therapy, you can count on your team at Northpark Dental to make the experience as efficient and comfortable as possible.

If you think you or a loved one needs emergency dentistry in Urbandale, IA, we encourage you to call Northpark Dental right away at (515) 707-8050.

Even if you're unsure that your situation is a true dental emergency, call us anyway. Our knowledgeable team members are trained to ask questions and assess your condition over the phone to help determine if you need immediate attention or if you can schedule at a later date.

Common Dental Emergencies We See in Urbandale

Some of the emergencies our dentists handle may include but are not limited to:

  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Dental pain, abscesses, or toothaches
  • Lost dental restorations like a crown or filling
  • A knocked-out tooth

A few of the treatment recommendations for your dental emergency might be:

  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Dental bonding
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Dental crowns
  • Root canal treatment
  • Tooth extraction

Local Urbandale Emergency Dentist 

At Northpark Dental, our dentists have the skills and knowledge to help you during a dental emergency and afterward with any treatment you need to restore your smile.

You may also avoid some dental emergencies with routine preventive teeth cleanings and checkups every six months.

If you're looking for an "emergency dentist near me" that you can trust, look no further than your team at Northpark Dental.

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