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Adams Dental Associates - Personalized Dental Care
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I have a toothache

Kosta J. Adams, DDS, MAGD, FICOI / Kristen J. Adams DDS


"Not sure how to begin...for the past few days i have been going through a lot of pain. During the time i was going through a lot of pain and the same time i had to look for a new dental office who can take me in right away especially on a Friday which i found out that not many dental office are open on Fridays..... But luckily after searching online and i found Dr. Kosta J. Adams, DDS. I was hoping and crossing my fingers so bad that they would be open and they were! I spoke with an awesome lady who squeeze me in but she did remind me that i would be waiting for a little bit and i told her i didn't care because the pain i was in. I just want to Thank you Dr. Kosta Adams and the family! I am pleased with the services you provided. I did receive the best treatment and he did make it possible that the pain will be gone with time. Their staff are very professional and a very caring environment. Remember this is family dental office with warm welcome. AWESOME BEDSIDE MANNERS! Not many are out there. That is a PLUS!!! I know his practice will continues to thrive because the way how he handle his patients. Dr. Adams, DDS sure does know what he's doing. Again, Thank you.

Dr. Kosta and Kristen Adams, DDS and staff! For taking me in. See you again on my next visit.

*****Anyone who is reading this and or looking for a new dental office and they know what they are doing and not cheating you.....you are in the right place. Rests assure that you will be taken care of!"
Image for toothacheToothache discomfort can range from an annoying jolt when you bite down, to a persistent throb that keeps you awake at night, or pain so acute you can barely stand it. You don't have to suffer with toothache pain. Drs. Kosta and Kristen Adams focus on helping patients throughout the Sacramento, CA area avoid toothaches with excellent dental care. Despite good home hygiene and regular check-ups, problems can still arise.

What causes a toothache?

The most common cause of a toothache is a cavity. However, it can also be triggered by trauma, bite problems, bruxism (excessive clenching or grinding), infection, gum disease, TMJ disorders, or in children, the eruption of new teeth. Only a thorough examination by a qualified dentist can get to the root of the problem.

Emergency dental care for toothache

Generally speaking, your level of pain will determine if a regular appointment is in order, or if you need to see the dentist right away. However, please call our office immediately, if any of these symptoms accompany your toothache:
  • Breathing problems
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Fever
  • Foul-tasting discharge
  • Severe pain when you bite
  • Swelling in the area of the tooth that is hurting

We leave time in the daily schedule for both dentists, to be sure emergency cases can be seen promptly. After examining your mouth to determine the exact location and probable cause of the toothache, we may take x-rays to check for decay between teeth, cracks or hidden breakage, or an impacted tooth. Our priority is to get you out of pain, so the area is thoroughly numbed before treatment begins. If you are very upset or concerned about treatment, the dentist will talk with you about the possibility of nitrous oxide or oral conscious sedation. We may prescribe pain medications and antibiotics to take after your appointment for comfort and to speed healing.

Then our team gets to work to resolve the source of your toothache. This may involve:
  • Filling a cavity
  • Replacing a broken or dislodged restoration
  • Root canal therapy
  • Extraction

Once you are out of discomfort and the immediate crisis is under control, the dentist talks with you about caring for your mouth to foster quick healing, and ways to potentially avoid future toothaches. If Dr. Kosta or Dr. Kristen Adams feel that the underlying cause of your toothache (such as TMD, gum disease, or bruxism) requires further treatment, a follow-up appointment is scheduled.

Please don't hesitate to call our office at 916-999-1302 if you are hurting. We'll provide calming advice, call in a prescription if needed, and provide compassionate emergency dental treatment. In our chair, you can be sure you'll get the care you need – not a lecture.
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"Very positive experiences. Good, thoughtful care, effective treatment, clear communication about what to expect, minimal discomfort, great staff. Worked within my insurance limitations. Highly recommend Dr. Adams."


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