When is a Dental Problem an Emergency?
Most of us experience dental pain at times. Sometimes, dental problems are emergency situations that must be acted on immediately. Call for an emergency dental appointment immediately if you or a loved one have experienced:
Knocked out permanent or adult tooth
Cracked, chipped, or fractured tooth
Severe pain or sensitivity in the tooth or gums
A hole in a tooth from the loss of a filling, crown, or for another reason
Infection, severe pain, or severe irritation in the gums
Some dental emergencies are sudden – they may occur after a blow to the head or other accident. Other emergencies, especially those that result from infection or decay, build up slowly over time. In either case, getting immediate dental care gives you the best chance of saving your tooth and restoring your healthy smile.
What is the Treatment for Dental Emergencies?
We are specially trained in quickly assessing the situation and recommending a treatment plan. The treatment plan will include methods to:
- Provide immediate pain relief
- Secure the long-term health of your teeth and gums
The specific treatment will depend on the specific injury.
If a tooth is knocked out, it can sometimes be put back in.
If a tooth is damaged, dental bonding, a crown, or veneers may be needed.
In some cases, simply filling a cavity may be enough to relieve pain and prevent future damage.
Depending on your needs, your dentist may recommend a follow-up appointment to begin long-term treatment.
If You are Worried – Don’t Wait!
For many dental emergencies, time is of the essence!
We hold times throughout the day to accommodate your urgent need.
Whether you are a new or returning patient, call now and schedule your emergency dental appointment to get the immediate relief you need.
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