What are Dental Emergencies?
Dental emergencies can happen at virtually any time and for any reason. For most patients, a dental emergency results in pain, discomfort and frustration. It is important to call into the office as soon as you begin experiencing a problem so that we can get you seen right away. The quicker you receive treatment for a dental emergency, the better the outcome will be for you.
Why do you need treatment for Dental Emergencies?
If left untreated, a dental emergency can continue to get worse and require more extensive work. In some cases, an emergency such as an infection will continue to fester and get worse before it is treated. It is never a good idea for you to forgo treatment for an emergency. It is best to be seen for the problem as soon as you notice something is wrong.
What constitutes a Dental Emergency?
A dental emergency is anything that causes you pain, discomfort or anxiety. Some of the most common dental emergencies that are seen include:
- Broken, cracked and fractured teeth
- Loose or missing fillings, crowns and bridge work
- Broken dentures and partials
- Inflammation and gum bleeding
Even if the emergency that you’re experiencing isn’t listed above, you can and should still contact us if you are distressed over your current situation. We can provide the help that you need to improve overall oral health and well-being.
What happens during the procedure for Dental Emergencies?
We will get you in for an appointment as soon as feasibly possible so that we can address the emergency. Dr. Lori Logan will do a comprehensive examination of the area in question and take x-rays to determine the root cause of the problem. Once it is determined what is causing you the pain or discomfort, we can suggest a variety of different solutions that best fit your needs and budget. If recommended, the procedure to correct the problem will be done while you’re in the office being seen. You will go home with aftercare instructions regarding the specific procedure that was performed. We may suggest more regular dental appointments to keep up with your oral health.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, call our office immediately so that we can better assist you and get you in for an appointment.