emergency-dental-careEmergency Dental Care

If your emergency is life-threatening (i.e., you are having difficulty swollowing and/or breathing) call 911 and notify emergency medical professionals immediately.

Do you think very often about your teeth? Perhaps when it is time to brush them morning and night, but probably not many other times. We tend to take it for granted that we have a mouthful of teeth that function properly – until something goes wrong. Unfortunately, dental problems do not always happen during our regular office hours. We reserve same day dental appointments for patients who need urgent dental care. Call us immediately if you have a toothache, broken or chipped tooth, bleeding in the mouth, dental infection, knocked out tooth, lost crown(s) or filling(s), need a root canal, or any other dental emergencies you may have.

Types of Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies often occur during evenings or weekends when people typically play sports. Delaying your dental care when you have developing problems, such as cavities, can also lead to painful emergency situations. Some of the dental emergencies we encounter are:

  • Knocked out tooth

  • Chipped or broken tooth

  • Toothache

  • Damage to dental bridge, dental crown or porcelain veneer

  • Lost filling

  • Tooth abscess (infection)

  • Objects stuck between teeth

  • Cut or bitten tongue, lip or cheek

Ways to Avoid Dental Emergencies

Not all dental emergencies are avoidable. However, there are certain safety measures you can take to keep your teeth healthy:

  • Wear a protective mouthguard during sports

  • Do not chew on ice or hard objects like pens and pencils

  • Do not bite your fingernails

  • Do not use your teeth as opening or cutting devices

  • Lost filling

  • See your dentist regularly for professional dental cleanings and dental evaluations(infection)

  • Practice good oral hygiene every day

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