The Palace Professional Center at the Palace Shops in Ghent
Monday-Wednesday 6:00AM - 3:00PM
Thursday 6:00AM - 12:00NOON
American Dental Association
Virginia Dental Association
Tidewater Dental Association
For more than 25 years C Gary Clayton, D.D.S., M.S. has performed all phases of general and family dentistry in Norfolk, Virginia.
What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?
A true dental emergency consists of constant pain with or without swelling. When this occurs the nerve becomes permanently damaged and begins to "die". Infection begins inside the tooth and swelling occurs, which can spread to other teeth and tissue. At that time there are 2 treatment options: A root canal or an extraction. The pain associated with this event will last for long periods of time, will wake a person out of sleep, and will be "throbbing" and in "waves" of pain.