We never want our patients to suffer through painful dental emergencies. We want you to call as soon as you feel uncomfortable so that we can help. Typically, the earlier we can treat the dental problem, the better the outcome.
What Are Some Common Dental Emergencies?
Dental emergencies come from a wide variety of dental conditions. Some of the most common ones are:
- Infection and swelling
- Severe decay
- Broken fillings
- Periodontal (gum disease) conditions
- Lost fillings
- Chipped teeth
- Jaw pain
- Damaged tooth structure
If you have any of these conditions, the sooner you call our office, the faster we can get you the help that you need. When you postpone treatment, you are taking unnecessary risks, including the risk of tooth loss.
Severe Dental Emergencies
If you experienced an accident or have bleeding that will not stop, you should visit the emergency room. You should also go straight to the hospital if you have a head or neck injury. We will be here for you once the emergency room rules out anything more serious.
Your Emergency Appointment
When you call our office, you should share as much information as possible with us so that we can properly prepare for your arrival. Tell us which of your teeth is causing the problem, if anything happened recently that might have caused it, if you have a restoration on your tooth, or if you have received a previous diagnosis that we should know about. The more information you share, the better we will be able to take good care of you.
Are You in Pain?
We are here to help you. We can ask you some questions to determine if an immediate office visit is necessary. We are here to support you and will take care of you just like we would want to be taken care of in your situation. Dental emergencies are no fun, so let us help you get back on track to feeling like yourself again.