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Are you in pain?  Have you broken a tooth? Dr. Messer and the Southwind Dental Care staff are here for you and have experience handling a variety of oral injuries and ailments, and we provide the care you need immediately. Don’t delay getting relief from the pain and fix the dental issue. Putting off emergency care could result in additional damage to your mouth and your health. Contact us as soon as possible, and we’ll get you in our office promptly.

There are many reasons that you may seek emergency care.  You could have a sudden toothache, or break a tooth.  Whether you've lost a crown or are needing treatment for pain, Dr. Timothy Messer provides prompt care with many dental services.

Why has my tooth become infected?

There are two common causes of infection:  cavities and fractured/broken teeth.  Both expose the pulp area to bacteria that live in saliva.  These bacteria can cause an infection that can kill the pulp.

Do I really need treatment?

Without treatment, pus from the infected tooth can spread to the root tip and eventually pass to the jaw bone.  This can cause an abscess (pus pocket) that can damage the bone that surrounds the tooth.  The pressure this causes can cause excruciating pain and, left untreated, can be life-threatening.  An infected tooth can not heal on its own and will only get worse.

Are you experiencing discomfort or have a severe toothache? Dr. Messer can help! Southwind Dental Care offers root canal therapy in Memphis, Tennessee, to help heal damaged or infected root tissue. Call our dental office today at 901-751-1260 and schedule a visit to find the relief you need. 

Do I need an extraction?  It may be determined that you need an extraction for any number of reasons.  Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced periodontal disease, or  may have broken in a way that cannot be repaired.  Other teeth may need removal because that are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth).

The removal of  single tooth can lead to problems related to your chewing ability, jaw joint, and shifting teeth, which can have a significant impact on your dental health.

To voice these issues, in most cases, Dr. Messer will discuss alternatives to extractions as well as replacement of the extracted tooth.

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I have been to several dentists in the Memphis Area and I have finally found THE ONE!! Dr. Messer is the best dentist I have ever been to. I have complete confidence in any procedure that he performs and I can't imagine ever going to any other dentist.

-Meredith Page B.