Please contact our office immediately if you feel you are experiencing a dental emergency.
Some Causes of Dental Emergencies
For any dental emergency, it’s very important to visit your dentist as soon as possible and many dentists reserve time in their schedules for emergency care. There are many different signs of dental emergencies, some being are toothaches, chipped or broken teeth, nocked-out tooth, lost filling or crown and much more.
Tooth pain may be dental decay, a cracked tooth or an infection, but no matter the cause, if you are experiencing an ongoing pain, it’s important to visit your dentist office as soon as you can.
An orthodontic emergency can be lots of things, from major trauma or injury to the teeth, face, or mouth, to infection and/or swelling of your gums. It is important to receive care from an emergency room or your local dentist, depending on the situation. If you’re having issues with orthopedic hardware, that is usually something your dentist can help you with.
Gum Ache or Bleeding
If you notice bleeding while flossing, this is usually normal amongst most people. However, continuous bleeding can be an early sign of gingivitis or even gum disease. If bleeding becomes recurring or excessive and your gums start to ache, it might be a dental emergency. Whenever you are unsure, it is important to call your dentist to schedule an appointment, just to be on the safe side.
Traumatic Dental Injuries
Often occuring in children and teenagers, people of all ages can be affected. It is usually a result of an accident or sports injury, the majority of traumatic dental injuries are minor, like a chipped tooth. Treatment depends on the type, location and severity of each injury, and regardless, it is very important to visit an emergency room or contact your dentist.
Get In Touch With Our Office
Whenever you have a question, concern or to simply request an appointment, we’re always here for you. If you are ever experiencing a dental emergency, please call our office immediately.