What are Dental Emergencies?
Dental emergencies can occur at any time and for a variety of reasons. They can leave you in pain, feeling frustrated and in severe discomfort. We offer emergency care for both new and existing patients. We can provide help for adult and pediatric patients alike.
Why is Dental Emergency treatment needed?
If you’re experiencing an emergency and forgo treatment, the problem can and will get worse. It’s very rare for dental problems to go away on their own without professional treatment. This can cause a minor issue to become more major, requiring extensive and invasive treatment to repair. This is why we always recommend being seen right away as soon as you notice there’s a problem.
What are some common Dental Emergencies?
An emergency often leaves a person in pain and dealing with severe discomfort. We provide care for a variety of different emergency situations. Some of the more common emergencies we handle on a daily basis include:
- Pain and toothache
- Abscesses and infections
- Post-operative emergencies
- Orthodontic emergencies
- Cracked, fractured or broken teeth
- Loose or lost restorations
- Gum bleeding or inflammation
- Wisdom tooth pain
What happens during the Dental Emergency appointment?
We will begin your appointment by asking about the problem. This gives us the ability to decipher if an x-ray is needed. If the x-ray is needed, it’ll be taken at this time and used to help identify the issue. We then work to examine your teeth and mouth to determine if there’s a problem and the best way to go about treating it. We can provide treatment at the appointment to relieve you of the pain and discomfort that you’re feeling. If you have an infection, we’ll recommend that you take antibiotics before any type of treatment is done. You can benefit from having emergency treatment as it helps to prevent the problem from getting worse the longer that you ignore it.
If you have a dental emergency, call our office today and we can work to get you in right away to be seen.