What is an Emergency Dentist?
A dental emergency requires the specialized care of an emergency dentist. The dentist will examine your teeth and x-rays will be taken to determine the root cause of the problem. Many people need to see an emergency dentist when they are experiencing pain, discomfort or have a severe dental-related problem. Our doctors can assist in all types of emergency situations.
Why do you need an Emergency Dentist?
You may need an emergency dentist if you are experiencing oral or tooth-related problems. Most often, patients visit us in an emergency when they are experiencing pain or are having problems eating or chewing. The great thing about an emergency dentist is that they are able to correct a range of difficult problems. Dealing with a dental emergency can be highly problematic, so it is important to schedule an appointment with the office right away.
What constitutes a visit to an Emergency Dentist?
A dental emergency is any problem that is causing you pain, discomfort or if there has been trauma to the face. Most often, the common issues that we see regularly include:
- Pain and discomfort
- Broken, fractured or cracked teeth
- Lost fillings, crowns and bridge work
- Broken dentures and partials
- Bleeding, swelling and infection
While these are the most common emergencies that we see on a regular basis, it is important to come in if what you are experiencing is causing you pain, discomfort or frustration.
What happens during the procedure for a Dental Emergency?
You will first come into the office and have an x-ray taken. Next, a comprehensive examination is performed to determine the cause of the problem. Once the problem is found, a personalized treatment plan is composed and you can have the work done while in our office or after coming back. In some instance, antibiotics are required prior to the actual procedure if an infection is present. Dental emergencies are handled quickly and easily in our office at your own convenience. You can feel confident continuing on with your life while handling an emergency situation.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, call our office right away so that one of our helpful staff members can better assist you.