Accidents happen, and dental woes can rear their ugly head just when you least expect it. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, don’t wait, call us now. Our caring and compassionate dentists will make time to help.

 

More Common than You Think

According to the American Family Physician Journal, an astonishing 22% of people have experienced oral or dental pain within the last six months, demonstrating just how common dental emergencies can be. But how do you know if it’s an actual “emergency” or just a mild toothache?

Not Every Situation is an Emergency

In order to determine if your dental issue qualifies as an emergency consider the following questions:

  • Are you in extreme or severe pain?
  • Are you experiencing bleeding?
  • Have you lost a tooth due to physical trauma?
  • Are any of your teeth “loose”?
  • Do you have signs of an infection (redness, radiating heat, fever, foul smell, etc)
  • Can you see or feel an abscess?
  • Is there swelling or knots on your gums or around your face?

If any of the above are indicated, you likely have a dental emergency and should get in to see a dentist or other healthcare professional as quickly as possible. Some conditions, if left untreated, can become severe and even life-threatening.

Common Dental Emergencies:

Below are just a few of the most common dental emergencies we see regularly:

  • Cracked or broken tooth
  • Knocked out tooth/teeth
  • Severe toothaches
  • Swollen, infected or bleeding gums, tongue or mouth.

Don’t Wait to Get the Help and Relief you Need

While minor toothaches generally don’t constitute an emergency, those issues causing you major discomfort or pain do. Don’t suffer needlessly. In the event of a dental emergency reach out to us immediately for assistance. We’ll provide you with temporary care advice until you can make it in and will work around our schedule to fit you in as soon as possible.