What are Dental Emergencies?
A dental emergency can occur at any time and for a wide range of different reasons. Emergencies can be both frustrating and incredibly painful. In some cases, the emergency may be extreme enough to warrant immediate care. We are here to provide care to our new and existing patients who are experiencing a dental-related emergency.
Why is treatment of Dental Emergencies needed?
Unfortunately, dental problems rarely fix and repair themselves. Over time, these emergencies can get worse, resulting in severe pain, tooth loss, bone loss and infection. By reaching out for professional treatment, you are able to receive the care that you need to put a stop to the problem. It’s recommended to keep up with your oral care routine to help prevent an emergency from reoccurring in the future.
What are some of the more common Dental Emergencies?
We see many different types of emergencies on a regular basis. We can handle the vast majority of emergencies that come into our office. We provide this care to adults and children alike, and we’re able to work with existing and new patients in need of help. Some of the more common emergencies that are seen include:
- Abscesses and infections
- Gum bleeding, swelling and tenderness
- Toothache and severe pain
- Tooth sensitivity
- Broken, cracked or fractured teeth
- Broken or cracked restorations and dental appliances
- Orthodontic emergencies
- Post-operative complications
What can you expect during Dental Emergency treatment?
Treatment begins with a comprehensive examination. We ask you about the problem to help in determining what it is and the best way to go about treating it. We will typically take x-rays of the tooth, if there is pain or sensitivity involved. From there, we provide you with quick, efficient and adequate treatment before you leave the office. If you have an active infection, we’ll normally prescribe an antibiotic before any type of treatment or procedure is done. Emergency care is done quickly and comfortably in our office at your convenience.
If you would like to come into our office for emergency treatment, call us today to speak with one of our helpful staff members.