What is considered a Dental Emergency?
If any of the following happens in your day, please make sure to contact us immediately. To ensure the best treatment possible, be sure to be very specific over the phone and we will help you as quick as possible.
Severe Swelling or Intense Mouth Pain
- An abscess or infection can be potentially life-threatening. If you are experiencing severe pain in the mouth, you should see a dentist immediately to have the tooth examined and treatment determined.
Knocked Out Tooth
Having a tooth knocked out requires urgent dental attention. If you can save the tooth right after it has been knocked out, and bring it to the dentist immediately, they may be able to reinsert and attach the tooth. The sooner you get to the dentist, the better chance there is of the tooth being restored.
Broken or Chipped Teeth
If you break, fracture, or crack a tooth, you will require immediate dental care. A broken tooth often means that there is damage on the inside of the tooth as well, which could result in tooth loss. Your dentist will have to take x-rays in order to determine the extent of the damage. As with a knocked-out tooth, the quicker you can get to the dentist, the better chance you have of saving the tooth. While chipped teeth should be looked at by a dentist, they do not constitute an emergency and you can just make a regular appointment as soon as possible.
Soft Tissue Injury
- Injuries to the mouth, tongue, and gums tend to bleed a lot and should be looked at by a dentist as soon as possible. If you experience any tissue injury or accompanying facial pain, then it’s a dental emergency!
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