What is a Dental Emergency?
Why should you seek treatment for a Dental Emergency?
- Bleeding, swelling, abscess or fever?
- Pain on a scale of 1-10 (1-being occasional pain and 10- being the worst pain ever experienced). Can it be relieved with over-the-counter medications?
- Location or source of pain (Example: last tooth on bottom jaw).
- What makes the pain worse/better? (sweets, cold or hot liquids).
- Does it wake you up at night?
What are Some Common Types of Dental Emergencies?
- Significant swelling, infection or abscess
- Trauma to the mouth or teeth
- Prolonged Bleeding
- Can not be treated with over-the-counter medications
- Wisdom teeth ache/pain
- Severe sensitivity
- Loose or lost crown or filling
- Inflamed gum tissue
- Broken orthodontic bracket
Please let us know the nature of your emergency so we can help you, the more information we have the better we are able to help you.
We will bring you in to have an emergency exam and possibly an x-ray if needed, then discuss your treatment options. We are extremely lucky to be able to triage and treat most dental emergencies within a short period of time, we take this ability seriously and do what we can to get you back on track as soon as possible.