What are Dental Emergencies?
A dental emergency can occur at any time, leaving you in pain and incredibly frustrated. If you are dealing with an emergency, it is best to get treatment sooner rather than later to prevent the problem from getting worse. Most dental issues do not resolve themselves, so quick and proper treatment is necessary to take care of the problem. We offer emergency care for both new and existing patients who are in desperate need of dental treatment.
Why is treatment of Dental Emergencies needed?
If you forgo treatment altogether, you may find that the issue gets worse over time. In severe cases, the problem can get to the point of causing a severe infection or abscess. In order to avoid the need for further treatment, it’s best to have the emergency handled right away. Not only does this help to prevent future problems from happening, but it’s helpful when it comes to eliminating the pain and discomfort you’re experiencing.
What are some common Dental Emergencies?
Emergencies can often present themselves in a variety of different ways. For some, you may experience pain and severe discomfort. For other emergencies, they may be more annoying than painful. Some of the most common emergencies we handle on a regular basis include:
- Pain and toothache
- Abscesses and infections
- Wisdom tooth discomfort
- Broken or cracked teeth
- Broken or cracked restorations (fillings, crowns, bridges)
- Broken or cracked appliances (mouth guards, dentures)
- Bleeding and inflamed gums
What happens during treatment of a Dental Emergency?
We first bring you into our office and have you sit down to examine the area. We may take x-rays if they’re necessary to help us further identify the problem. We then provide you with immediate relief of the issue so that you can go home pain-free. If there is an infection, we may recommend antibiotics before any treatment is started. You will find that the emergency treatment is quick, easy and provides you with the relief that you need from a scary and painful situation. We welcome any and all people into our office regardless of whether or not you’re an established patient.
If you think you are dealing with an emergency, call our office today and we can get you in as soon as possible for treatment.