What are Dental Emergencies?
While proper preventative care can prevent many dental emergencies, some dental-related problems are completely out of your control. We offer quality emergency treatment to make your life easier and to eliminate the pain and discomfort that you’re currently experiencing. Our goal is to treat the problem so that further issues don’t begin to occur. We can work with patients of all ages and varying medical and dental needs.
Why would treatment of Dental Emergencies be needed?
Unfortunately, many dental-related emergencies and problems won’t go away on their own. This means that the pain and discomfort that you’re experiencing right now can get worse the longer you putt off seeking treatment. If your dental emergency is keeping you from getting through your day, it is time to come in for an exam. Emergency treatment is done quickly and conveniently in our office.
What are some of the most common Dental Emergencies?
We see many different types of emergencies on a regular basis. Not only do we treat emergencies, but we help to prevent them as well. Some of the more common emergencies that we see in our office include:
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Pain and severe toothache
- Abscesses and oral infections
- Broken, loose or lost restorations (veneers, fillings, crowns, etc)
- Broken or lost appliances (dentures, mouth guards, etc)
- Gum bleeding and swelling
What can you expect during Dental Emergency treatment?
The emergency appointment is quick, easy and eliminates the problem you’re currently experiencing. The first step is to get to know the problem, and we do this by asking you what’s bothering you and any pain or discomfort you’re experiencing. We then take x-rays and perform an exam. This allows us to determine the root cause of the issue so that we can provide you with proper treatment. We then treat the emergency in-office so that you can leave pain-free and ready to take on your day. For patients with active infections, we’ll typically prescribe antibiotics before beginning treatment.
If you’d like to schedule an appointment to come in for emergency treatment, contact us right away and one of our friendly staff members can further assist you.