Dental emergencies can happen at virtually any time or place and cause a person a lot of pain and discomfort until they are able to see a dentist. For this reason, it’s important to contact the office immediately if you are experiencing any type of emergency that needs to be resolved quickly. If left alone, the issue could get worse and cause additional problems down the road.
What is Emergency Dentistry?
Emergency dentistry can be done for both patients of the office as well as those who are new patients. The point of emergency dentistry is to find solutions for the problems at hand in order to reduce pain and discomfort for the individual experiencing an emergency. A full examination and series of x-rays will need to be done in order to determine what’s wrong as well as to come up with a viable treatment plan. Be aware that emergency situations that are ignored can get worse if treatment is not provided quickly.
What Constitutes an Emergency?
There are several dental issues that could constitute an emergency. Keep in mind that this is not a complete list and if you are experiencing anything that you feel is an emergency situation, you need to contact the office right away. Some of the most common emergencies that we see include:
- Excruciating Pain
- Severe infection and abscesses
- Lost fillings, crowns and bridges
- Surgery complications
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Tooth trauma due to an accident
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please call our office immediately and we can help resolve the situation.