What is considered a dental emergency?

In many cases patients are not sure when to call the dentist if you are experiencing pain. At Graceful Smiles, we offer same day or next day appointments. Our friendly staff will address any emergency situations for our patients, and ensure you are taken care of promptly.

It is very important to know the common signs or symptoms that may signal you need to call our office. Any pain that is dismissed or not addressed can make a bad situation worse. Additional problems may arise if the issue is not taken care of.

The quicker you make an appointment to see us in the office, the faster you can recover and get on a plan to prevent future issues.

Dental emergencies include any problems that may require immediate attention. A few examples include saving a tooth, or alleviating pain. Infections can be life-threatening and should be addressed immediately.

Signs or symptoms of a dental emergency you should not ignore:

  • Abscess or infection
  • Bleeding or irritated gums
  • Prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold
  • Any tooth pain that is persistent and does not go away
  • Mouth or lip sores that will not go away
  • Jaw pain, clicking, or popping
  • Change in tooth color, or spots that have formed on the tooth’s surface
  • Loose teeth

If you experience any of the above symptoms, please do not hesitate to call our office. Any pain or trauma should be a good reason to call, so our team can evaluate the issue. Our staff at Graceful Smiles is highly trained to handle dental emergencies, and we are happy to assist our patients with any issue.

Call us today to schedule your same or next day appointment, and let us help you get on the road to recovery.

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