What are Dental Emergencies?
A dental emergency can leave you in pain and feeling incredibly frustrated. Unfortunately, even with the best dental care and preventative care routine, emergencies can still happen. Our practice offers dental care to those experiencing an emergency in a quick and efficient manner. We provide treatment of emergencies to both our new and existing patients.
Why is treatment of Dental Emergencies needed?
Dental problems rarely fix themselves, so once an emergency occurs, it is often best to have it treated to prevent it from getting worse. By preventing an emergency from getting worse, you are helping to take care of your oral health and smile. Likewise, an emergency may leave you in pain and severe discomfort, so taking care of the issue right away can help you to get back to living life normally. The best way to prevent an emergency situation is to practice good oral hygiene and to make routine trips into the office for cleanings and exams, though an emergency can occur for other reasons as well.
What are the most common Dental Emergencies?
We still a multitude of different emergencies on a regular basis. If you are experiencing an emergency, it is important to come into the office for treatment as soon as possible. Some of the more common emergencies include:
- Broken or cracked teeth
- Broken or cracked restorations
- Toothache and pain
- Gum swelling and bleeding
- Wisdom tooth pain
- Broken prosthetic appliances
- Abscesses and infections
What can you expect during Dental Emergency treatment?
We will first seat you in one of our comfortable examination rooms. We then ask you about the problem that is troubling you to gather more information regarding the emergency. In most cases, we will take an x-ray of the tooth to help in identifying the problem and creating a treatment plan. We will conduct an examination and help in providing treatment during this visit. If you have an infection, we will typically prescribe an antibiotic that you’ll take before any treatment is started.
If you would like to come into our office for treatment of an emergency, call us today so that we can get you in for an appointment right away.