Dental Emergencies

What are Dental Emergencies?

A dental-related emergency can occur at any time and for a variety of reasons. One of the best ways to prevent an emergency is with routine dental care and proper at-home hygiene. However, even with the best hygiene practices at home and regular dental visits, you can still experience an emergency that causes pain, discomfort or simple frustration. We are able to handle most emergencies in our office at the patient’s convenience.

Why is treatment of Dental Emergencies needed?

If the emergency is minor, you may wonder if it’s even worth seeking treatment. It is important to seek out treatment because the issue can get worse over time. Most dental-related problems rarely fix and resolve themselves. They only get worse, causing the need for more invasive treatment to repair.

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What are the most common Dental Emergencies?

We see many different types of emergencies on a regular basis. We are able to offer care to both new as well as existing patients in need of treatment. Some of the most common emergencies include:

  • Toothache and severe pain
  • TMJ-related problems
  • Abscesses and infections
  • Broken, cracked or loose teeth
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Orthodontic emergencies
  • Post-surgical complications
  • Bleeding, inflamed or painful gums
  • Painful or infected wisdom teeth

What happens during an appointment for Dental Emergencies?

The treatment process begins by sitting you comfortably in one of our examination rooms. We will ask you about the problem you’re experiencing and may take x-rays as needed. These x-rays can help us to further identify the problem so that treatment is more effective. Our doctor then performs an examination to help in finding the issue and creating a treatment plan specific to your needs. We then provide treatment as needed so that you can get back to your busy day. If you have an infection, we typically prescribe antibiotics to clear the infection before any type of treatment is done in the office.

If you think you’re experiencing an emergency and want to come into the office right away, call us now and we will help to get you in as soon as possible.

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