What are Dental Emergencies?
Dental emergencies often leave patients in severe pain and discomfort. If you’re experiencing an emergency, you need to come in for prompt and adequate treatment. We welcome you into our office so that we can provide you with the care that you need. We are able to help patients of all ages and varying needs, regardless of whether or not you’re a current patient.
Why is Dental Emergency treatment so important?
Failing to treat a dental emergency can cause the problem to get worse. The pain or discomfort that you’re feeling right now will only get worse, requiring more extensive treatment to repair. This is why we recommend that you come in for treatment as soon as you notice there’s a problem. The emergency process is quick, easy and done as painlessly as possible.
What are some of the more common Dental Emergencies?
We see a variety of different emergencies on a regular basis. Adequate at-home care and regular trips into the office can prevent many emergencies from happening, but some are completely out of our patients’ control. Some of the more common emergencies we see include:
- Toothache and pain
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Loose or lost restorations (veneers, fillings, etc)
- Lost or broken appliances (dentures, mouth guards, etc)
- Wisdom tooth-related pain
- Bleeding gums and canker sores
- Abscesses and infections
What happens during Dental Emergency treatment?
The emergency treatment process begins with a complete examination. We’ll ask you about the problem so that we can provide you with quick, effective treatment. In some cases, we will take an x-ray to help in further identifying the problem area. We then provide you with prompt treatment in our office. This ensures that you are able to leave without the pain or discomfort you had when first coming in. If you have an infection, we’ll recommend that you take a course of antibiotics before any treatment can be started.
If you’re experiencing an emergency right now, call us right away so that one of our friendly staff members can get you in for an appointment.