When Should You Seek out Emergency Dentistry?If you have any dental problems occurring, don’t wait to call for help. Even if you are unsure if it is an emergency, our team can make time for an appointment as soon as possible to help you. Some situations warrant emergency dentistry, which means getting help the same day, whenever possible. Some of those conditions include:
- Chipped tooth
- Missing tooth
- A loose adult tooth
- Intense pain
- Swelling or odors that do not improve
What to Do When an Emergency OccursWhen there is an emergency like this, your first step is to reach out for help. Call our office. We will provide specific instructions to you on caring for the chipped tooth or missing tooth at home. Then, when you come in, bring those components with you. Some situations require going to an emergency room instead of a dental office. Any time you have profuse bleeding, you’ve hit your head or have been unconscious for any amount of time and go to the ER as a first step. Also, do so if there is any risk to your life, such as chest pains or difficulty breathing. In these situations, we can help you with our emergency services after the medical providers clear you.
Managing Tooth Pain and Emergency DentistryMost often, if you have tooth pain, you have an infection, damage to a nerve, or damage to the other tissues in your mouth. This type of pain can be very intense and debilitating. When you are feeling pain that keeps you up at night, call our emergency dentistry team. We will provide you with some guidance over the phone on how to handle what’s happening. Then, we’ll work with you to get you in for treatment. Tooth pain is a sign that something is wrong. The longer you put off getting help, the more likely you are to need emergency dentistry services.
Let Our Professionals Meet Each One of Your NeedsEmergency dentistry is just one of the services we offer. When you come in for fast help, we may encourage you to come back for additional care that fits your specific needs. Often, we can also offer cosmetic procedures to improve that chipped tooth as well. Some of the care we offer includes:
- Dental extraction services
- Dental filling services
- Dental bonding procedures
- Dental implant procedures
- Family dentistry services