North Tampa Dentistry
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Why is my dental crown or bridge hurting?

Dental crowns and dental bridges should be comfortable and feel natural. They should not cause you pain or discomfort. 

If your dental crown or bridge is causing you pain, you should contact our dental office for assistance as soon as possible. Painful dental crowns can be a sign of a serious underlying dental issue, like a cavity beneath the dental crown or an infection. Painful dental crowns may signal the need for a root canal or even extraction in severe cases. 

Dr. Bellegarrigue will examine your dental crown or bridge and ascertain why it is causing you pain. Treatment will vary depending on the specific reason for your pain. At North Tampa Dentistry, we will go over all your treatment options to help you make the best decision for your oral health. 

Sedation Dentistry for Your Comfort

When you visit our office, and you are in pain, we will do our best to make you comfortable. Our sedation dentistry options allow us to provide patients with the most relaxing dental experience possible, whether we are repairing a broken dental crown or filling a cavity. 

Many patients use nitrous oxide during their dental appointments to make procedures more pleasant. Nitrous oxide relaxes you, but you stay entirely conscious and aware of your surroundings while using it. Since the sedative is mild and both takes effect and wears off quickly, our patients with mild anxiety often prefer it over oral sedation, which is a more profound type of sedation. 

Oral sedation is often more appropriate for patients with high dental anxiety or patients who are undergoing complex or multiple procedures. With oral sedation, you will be conscious, but you may not remember the procedure afterward, or you may only remember pieces of it. Since this sedation level makes driving dangerous, you will need a ride to and from any appointment where oral sedation is used.

With our sedation methods, we can treat patients comfortably in our North Tampa dental office, ensuring a calm and relaxing appointment even for those with dental anxiety. 

If you’re experiencing pain in your dental crown, don’t put it off due to nerves. We are here to help you receive dental treatments in a comfortable environment.

Paying for Your Dental Emergency

At North Tampa Dentistry, we want every patient to enjoy the best oral health possible, which is why we try to make our dental care as easy to finance as we can. To find full information on our payment options, see our Financial page, where we discuss the insurance plans we accept, along with other payment options and our special discount plan. 

Emergency Dentistry in North Tampa

We offer excellent emergency dental services to our patients in the North Tampa area, including the communities of North Tampa, Lake Magdalene, Hamlet, Brentwood, Carrollwood, and Lutz. If you’re having pain in your dental crown or bridge, call us as soon as possible to schedule an emergency dental appointment with Dr. Bellegarrigue.

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