Dental Emergencies

What are Dental Emergencies?

Dental problems are persistent in their ruthless misery, leaving you in pain, feeling uncomfortable and not being able to focus on anything but your mouth. We offer diligent treatment of emergencies whether you’re a new patient coming into our office or a regular patient who we’ve seen before. Emergency treatment is done as soon as possible so that you can get back to living life comfortably.

WHY IS TREATMENT OF DENTAL EMERGENCIES NECESSARY?

While some emergency problems may come and go on their own, a lot of dental issues only get worse with time. What this means for you is that the problem can continue to get more painful and cause even more discomfort than before. Treatment of an emergency is essential in correcting the problem and obtaining optimal oral health. By treating the emergency, you can prevent further damage to the teeth while preventing infections and severe inflammation.

What are common Dental Emergencies?

We treat all emergencies in a quick and immediate manner. Our goal is to provide you with the pain relief that you need while taking care of your oral health. Some of the most common emergencies we see routinely include:

  • Pain and toothache
  • Infections
  • Abscesses
  • Loose or lost restorations
  • Orthodontic emergencies
  • Cracked, broken or chipped teeth
  • Wisdom tooth pain
  • At-home care gone wrong (attempting to remove a tooth on your own, etc)
  • Post-surgical complications
  • Gum bleeding, inflammation and tenderness

What can you expect during an appointment for a Dental Emergency?

We first bring you into one of our examining rooms to be seated comfortably. We then take an x-ray image of the tooth or area that’s bothering you. Using the x-ray as a guide, we’ll perform an examination to help determine the root cause of the problem. We can administer treatment as needed and provide you with the care you need. If an infection is present in the mouth, we’ll prescribe an antibiotic for you to take before any treatment is provided.
If you think you might have an emergency and want to come in for treatment, call our office now and we’ll help to get you in as soon as feasibly possible.