Dental Emergencies

What are Dental Emergencies?

Dental emergencies can occur at virtually any time and for a variety of reasons. Even with routine preventative care and treatment, it’s still not uncommon to deal with a dental-related emergency. These emergencies can leave you feeling uncomfortable and in pain. Emergencies can range from being dire in nature to more of a nuisance to your everyday life. We offer emergency treatment for both new and existing patients and can often get patients in the same day.

Why is treatment needed for Dental Emergencies?

If you forgo treatment of a dental emergency it can get worse with time. Likewise, the pain that you’re currently experiencing may be disrupting your normal life. If you find that you’re taking over-the-counter pain medications more than is recommended or using a variety of pain relieving gels and ointments, it’s time to come in to be seen. We are committed to offering quality emergency care in a judge-free and comfortable environment.

What are common Dental Emergencies?

Emergencies can vary from one patient to the next. By coming in for treatment, we can provide the care that you need and relieve any pain or discomfort you’re feeling. Some of the more common emergencies that we see in our office include:

  • Tooth pain and severe sensitivity
  • Infections and abscesses
  • At-home dental care gone wrong (trying to extract a tooth on your own)
  • Post-operative complications
  • Orthodontic emergencies
  • Broken, cracked or chipped teeth
  • Loose restorations (veneers, fillings, crowns, bridge work)

What can you expect during Emergency treatment?

We’ll bring you in and ask you about the pain or discomfort you’re feeling. We may take an x-ray of the area to check any underlying damage, decay or infection that may be present. Our doctors then administer the best treatment available to help relieve you of your pain. Our goal is to provide this care in a calming and comfortable environment. We offer this care to both new and existing patients as needed. By coming in for emergency treatment, you’re preventing the problem from getting worse.

If you are experiencing a dental emergency and need to be seen right away, call our office today and our helpful staff members can further assist you.