What are Dental Emergencies?
A dental emergency can take over every aspect of your life. It might leave you in pain and feeling incredibly frustrated over your smile. While proper oral hygiene and routine trips into the dentist can help to prevent many emergencies, there may come a time when a dental-related problem is simply unavoidable. We offer immediate emergency treatment to all patients, both new and existing. We can work with adults and children alike to provide you with quick, effective dental care.
Why is treatment necessary for Dental Emergencies?
If you fail to treat a dental emergency, it can and will eventually get worse. The pain you might be experiencing will become almost unbearable, and an infection or abscess might develop. Before it is able to get this bad, we recommend coming in for emergency treatment. At all times, we make the emergency process comfortable and relaxed so that you can simply receive the care that you need.
What are some common Dental Emergencies?
We see many different emergencies on a regular basis. Because we work with both adults and children, we are able to provide a wide scope of different treatment options. Some of the more common emergencies include:
- Pain and severe toothache
- Broken, cracked or chipped teeth
- Broken or cracked restorations and dental appliances
- Swollen, bleeding gums
- Wisdom tooth pain
- Infections and abscesses
- Orthodontic complications
- Post-operative complications
What happens during the Dental Emergency process?
The first step is to get you seated into one of our operatories. We will ask you what the problem is and any pain you might be experiencing. We then take x-rays as needed to help in finding the root cause of the problem. An exam is helpful in locating the issue and providing the right treatment for you. We may prescribe an antibiotic if there is an active infection within the mouth. Our goal is to provide you with this care in a relaxed, yet efficient manner. You can leave the office feeling good about your smile and how pain-free it has become.
If you would like to come into our office for emergency treatment, call us right away so that one of our staff members can further assist you.