Get Fast Pain Relief in Decatur
Dental emergencies often start out as minor pain that you may not consider a big deal, maybe a problem chewing food, for example. But small dental problems can quickly turn into bigger ones. If you or a loved one is experiencing dental pain, don’t ignore the signs! Seek treatment from Decatur, AL dentist Dr. Betts to relieve your pain and restore your healthy, attractive smile.
If you have a dental emergency, call us ASAP at 256-274-8680. We can ease your pain with local anesthesia and nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”) while we repair your smile.
Reach Our Decatur Emergency Dentist Quickly
If you contact us with a dental emergency during business hours, we’ll make sure you’re able to see Dr. Betts that same day. He uses some of the latest technology, like digital X-rays, to quickly assess your condition and diagnose your problem. Digital X-rays are not only fast and accurate, but they’re also more comfortable for you. We won’t need to put any bulky paper into your mouth.
If you call outside of business hours, you’ll get an after-hours number for Dr. Betts. He’ll be happy to advise you on what you should do.
Get Help for Common Emergencies
Here is how we handle a few common dental emergencies:
- Toothache. A toothache can signal several problems, including a cavity or an infected tooth. Depending on the size of a cavity, Dr. Betts will clean the tooth and place a tooth filling or a dental crown to repair the cavity and prevent further damage. If decay has gotten into the center of your tooth and become infected, a root canal may be necessary.
- Cracked or broken tooth. A dental crown is the usual fix for a broken tooth.
- Chipped tooth. Depending on the severity of the chip, Dr. Betts can cover it with a dental veneer or a dental crown.
Don’t panic in a dental emergency. Call 256-274-8680.