What are Emergency Dental Services?
Emergency dental services are designed to diagnose and treat a number of different emergencies. Some dental-related emergencies can be considered relatively minor, like a lost filling or a small chip in a front tooth. However, certain emergencies can leave you in severe pain, like an abscess or fractured root. Our doctors are here to help diagnose the emergency problem and help to treat it at your earliest convenience.
Why would you need Emergency Dental Services?
You may need emergency dental services if you’re currently in pain or are distressed and frustrated over your dental health. If you have had a restoration fall out and need to get it replaced or if you have an inflamed, infected wisdom tooth, we’re here to help you get back to your normal self. Emergencies can get worse if they are left untreated, so we advise all of our patients and new patients to call us as soon as they notice something is wrong. Oftentimes, the emergency situation can be handled quickly during the same appointment.
What can be considered a Dental Emergency?
There is never an emergency too big or too small for us to handle. We’re here to help get you back to having a healthy, happy smile. Some of the more common emergency situation we see on a regular basis include:
• Lost fillings, fixed bridges, veneers and crowns
• Abscesses, infections and pain
• Severe sensitivity, especially to hot and cold liquids
• Broken or cracked prosthetic appliances
• Orthodontic-related emergencies
• Chipped, cracked, fractured or broken teeth
What happens when seeking out Emergency Dental Services?
You will come into the office and be seen right away. Our staff will take x-rays of the area that’s bothering you so that we can use this imaging to diagnose the problem. We will then create a special treatment plan specific to handling this emergency. If an infection is found, you’ll need to take antibiotics to clear the infection before work can get started. We will be able to prescribe antibiotics if they are needed. Our job is to get you feeling happy and pain-free as soon as possible.
If you have a dental emergency and need to be seen right away, call our office and we will do our best to get you in as quickly as possible.