If you have sudden tooth pain it is important to address it as soon as possible
What are Dental Emergencies?
Dental emergencies can leave you in pain, feeling frustrated and in severe discomfort. Fortunately, at Graceful Smiles Dentistry, our team offers dental emergency treatment for both new and existing patients. This allows you to receive the care that you need without having to wait to be seen. Emergency treatment is crucial to preventing the problem from getting worse or affecting your busy life.
Why should you seek treatment for Dental Emergencies?
If you fail to seek treatment for a dental emergency, it can and will eventually get worse. Most often, dental-related problems do not resolve themselves without help. This can eventually lead to infections, abscesses and even tooth loss. It is best to be seen for an emergency as soon as you notice there is a problem.
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What are some common Dental Emergencies?
We see many different emergencies on a regular basis. There is nothing too big or too small that we cannot handle for you. Some of these emergencies may include:
• Severe pain and toothache
• Wisdom tooth-related pain
• Gum swelling and bleeding
• Broken, cracked or fractured teeth
• Broken or cracked restorations and appliances
• Infections and abscesses
• Post-operative complications
What can you expect with treatment for Dental Emergencies?
You will first be seated in one of our comfortable exam rooms. We will ask you about the problem and what’s troubling you. We often take x-rays to help in further identifying the problem. We then perform an exam to check the teeth and gums. This helps us to create a treatment plan that is specific to your own needs. If you have an active infection, we will normally prescribe an antibiotic before any other treatment is started. This helps to clear away the infection so that treatment is more effective. It is important that you come into the office to be seen for an emergency as soon as you notice that there is a problem. This helps to prevent the issue from getting worse and affecting your oral health.
If you have a dental emergency, call us right away so that we can get you into our office as soon as conveniently possible.
Dr. Elsa Mammen has written a blog article discussing additional symptoms & signs that you can look out for if you are concerned about dental emergencies. It can be read here.