Quality Emergency Dental Care Services
Dealing with a dental emergency can be stressful and you may need to speak with a qualified dental professional at the most inconvenient hour. We are here to handle most types of dental emergencies any time of day. If you are experiencing any type of medical emergency, please call 911.
If you are dealing with a dental emergency during office hours, please call our office directly and we will do whatever we can to accommodate you.
Is This a Dental Emergency?
Here are some of the signs that you need immediate care:
- Swollen face or jaw
- Persistent toothache
- Pus buildup or signs of active infection
- Lost filling or crown
- Excessive bleeding after dental treatment
- Broken or cracked teeth
- Trauma to the teeth after accident or injury to the mouth
- Intolerable pain of any kind
- Objects caught between teeth and causing irritation or pain
- Root canal symptoms, such as discoloration of the tooth, swollen gums, and extreme sensitivity
Managing Common Dental Emergencies
We understand that it’s not always possible to receive immediate care for certain types of dental emergencies. Here are some things you can do to manage some common types of dental emergencies:
- Bleeding lips or tongue – If the lip or tongue have been injured and won’t stop bleeding, you must visit the emergency room for immediate treatment. Call our dental office for treatment after the bleeding is under control.
- Cracked teeth – Cracked or broken teeth can be very painful and may result in swelling of the jaw. Apply cold compresses to the area to reduce swelling and then come in for an oral evaluation.
- Missing teeth – If one or more of your teeth are knocked out, you must salvage the tooth if possible and avoid touching the area where the tooth is missing. If you cannot insert the tooth into the socket with gentle pressure, place it in a cup of milk and make an emergency appointment as soon as you can.
- Toothache – Clean and floss the teeth to make sure the toothache isn’t caused by debris stuck between the teeth. If you are experiencing throbbing pain or incessant pain, call us for an emergency appointment.
- Bleeding gums – Your gums can bleed after excessive brushing but can also be a sign of progressive gum disease. If the gums are bleeding frequently or are very sore, you may have an infection that needs to be treated as soon as possible.