Dental emergencies are quite frightening and often painful. Prompt treatment is almost always required to alleviate pain and to ensure the teeth have the best possible chance of survival. We are prepared to treat immediate dental emergencies when you need it most.
What are the different types of dental emergencies?
- Avulsed tooth (tooth knocked out) – If a tooth has been knocked clean out of the mouth, it is essential to see us immediately.
- Lost filling or crown – Once it is out of the mouth, the affected tooth may be incredibly sensitive to temperature changes and pressure. If a crown has dropped out of the mouth, make your appointment as soon as possible.
- Cracked or broken teeth – Sometimes fractures are fairly painless, but if the crack extends down into the root, it is likely that the pain will be extreme. If a tooth has been fractured or cracked, there is no alternative but to schedule an appointment as quickly as possible.
- Dislodged/loose teeth – When a tooth has been dislodged or loosened from its socket by trauma or decay, it might be possible to save it. It is important to call our office immediately to make an appointment.
If you have questions or concerns about dental emergencies, please contact our office.