What are Dental Emergencies?
A dental emergency can truly affect the quality of your life, preventing you from doing or eating what you want. Unfortunately, emergencies can strike at any time, leaving you in pain and severe discomfort. If you’re experiencing an emergency, we welcome you into our office to receive treatment. We work with current and new patients so that you are able to get back to living life pain-free.
Why do you need treatment for Dental Emergencies?
If you do not treat a dental emergency in a timely fashion, it can and will eventually get worse. This can cause a small issue to become larger, causing the need for more drastic intervention. This is why we recommend that you come into the office as soon as you notice there’s a problem. This allows us to provide you with the treatment that you need to prevent the issue from getting worse.
What are some common Dental Emergencies?
There are several dental emergencies that can be considered common. We welcome you into our office for treatment regardless of what you’re experiencing. Some of the more common issues we see include,
- Pain and severe toothache
- Abscessing and infections
- Chipped, fractured or broken teeth
- Loose, damaged or lost restorations
- Broken or lost prosthetic appliances and devices
- Bleeding or inflamed gums
- Severe tooth sensitivity
What can be expected during an appointment for a Dental Emergency?
The appointment begins with a consultation, x-ray and examination. We’ll ask you about the problem you’re experiencing before beginning any treatment. If you have an active infection, we’ll prescribe you antibiotics before treatment is started. Treatment can be expected at the time of your appointment to relieve the pain and discomfort that you’re experiencing. You will benefit from quick, efficient treatment that improves the quality of your life and smile. We recommend coming in regularly for checkups and cleanings to prevent future emergencies from occurring.
If you have a dental-related emergency, call us right away and one of our helpful staff members will be happy to assist you in getting the care that you need.