What Are Dental Emergencies?
A dental emergency can happen at any time and for a variety of reasons. Some emergencies are preventable with the proper oral hygiene and routine dental care, but others simply cannot be prevented. We offer personalized emergency care to patients of all ages. We welcome you into our office whether you’re a new or existing patient dealing with an emergency.
Why Do You Need Treatment For Dental Emergencies?
If you fail to treat a dental emergency, it can and will eventually get worse. Something that is smaller and less problematic can turn into an issue that requires more aggressive treatment. In order to protect your dental health, we recommend coming in for care as soon as you notice there’s a problem. Treatment is easy, quick and provides you with the ability to leave the office pain-free.
What Are Some Of The Most Common Dental Emergencies?
We see many different types of dental emergencies on a regular basis. We take a customized and personable approach to each emergency. Some of the most common emergencies include:
- Pain and severe toothaches
- Bleeding or inflamed gums
- Infections and abscesses
- Broken, cracked or chipped teeth
- Broken, loose or lost restorations (crowns, bridges, veneers)
- Broken or missing prosthetic appliances and orthodontic devices
- Issues with severe sensitivity
What Happens During Dental Emergency Treatment?
Emergency treatment begins with a consultation and examination. This allows us to identify the problem and provide the right treatment to meet your needs. We may need to take one or more x-rays depending on the type of emergency that you’re dealing with at the moment of your appointment. If you have an infection, we’ll typically prescribe an antibiotic in order to clear the infection before treatment is administered. For most emergencies, we can provide quick and efficient treatment so that you are able to leave the office and get back to your busy life and schedule.
If you are experiencing an emergency and need immediate treatment, call us today and we can help to get you in for an appointment right away.