A small crack that turns into a break.

Some minor discomfort that becomes so painful it’s distracting at work, while eating, and during sleep.

A little discoloration on a tooth that eventually leads to sensitivity every time you sip on something cold or hot.

These are all signs that something is wrong with your mouth! If you are experiencing any dental discomfort or pain but feel like you’ve been too busy this summer to come in, don’t delay any longer! This is especially true if you’re going on vacation soon. Minor problems can become major problems quickly, and you don’t want a dental emergency on vacation! Plus, major problems can equal major expenses – and that takes away from your vacation money.

Let Aberdeen Smiles take care of your oral health now and ensure you can fully enjoy the vacation you’ve worked so hard for. Call our Aberdeen, SD dentist office today. Dr. Valerie Drake can see you soon and even offer same-day dental emergency care if needed.

Root Canals Repair Infected Teeth & Preserve Them

If you’ve noticed discomfort or pain at a tooth, particularly when eating, you might have an infected tooth. Other symptoms of an infected tooth include:

  • Facial swelling near the tooth
  • Throbbing pain that can affect more than just the infected tooth
  • Sensitivity with hot and cold foods or drinks
  • Bad taste in your mouth
  • Severe symptoms such as fever and trouble breathing

If your tooth is infected, our Aberdeen dentists can get you in fast. We’ll use digital X-rays to diagnose you and to help guide precise treatment. We’ve invested in special state-of-the-art tools for this procedure, so if you expect any pain, you don’t have to worry anymore.

Extractions Can Prevent Even More Dental Damage

It’s possible that an infected tooth can’t be repaired. Although Dr. Drake have years of experience saving teeth that seemed unsavable, a damaged tooth left untreated for too long may need to be extracted. Here are a few reasons for tooth extraction:

  • Infected teeth that can’t be saved with a root canal, filling, or crown
  • Badly cracked teeth
  • Teeth injured in an accident/by trauma
  • Teeth affected by severe gum disease

No matter the cause, we’re not here to judge. We’re here to help. We just want you to call us before the pain is too bad! Teeth that are infected can also infect other teeth, so that’s another reason it’s important to see us at the first sign of trouble.

Stay Relaxed During Your Care

When most people think of tooth pain, they think of pain that accompanies the treatment. That’s one thing we want to avoid here. Our goal is to keep you as comfortable as possible – and get rid of your pain!

How do we do that?

  • The latest dental tools and technology
  • Soft, massaging dental chairs
  • Blankets
  • Inhaled sedation, or laughing gas

Your smile isn’t the only thing that will feel better after treatment at Aberdeen Smiles. We even offer paraffin treatments for your hands. You might even feel like you’re on a mini vacation at your appointment!

Preventive Dental Services

Even if you have no noticeable symptoms of an emergency, it’s important to schedule your regular dental checkups with us. We can spot even small cavities that can be treated quickly. We’ll keep your whole family’s mouths in good shape for vacation. That’s one less thing to worry about on your to-do list!

If your kids are involved in any athletic activities this summer, help them prevent injuries with a custom mouthguard. Custom sports guards are a great way to prevent dental emergencies. We have kids who use them for everything from horseback riding to baseball to skateboarding.

You deserve a relaxing vacation free of any worries. So don’t let a dental emergency on vacation ruin it for you! Call our Aberdeen dentist office at 605-277-9049 to schedule treatment. You can also schedule preventive services by contacting us online.