DO YOU HAVE A DENTAL EMERGENCY?
Do not hesitate to seek urgent dental care if you experience any of the following symptoms:
Dental emergencies take on lots of different forms, and require quick thinking to determine the best way to handle them.
But how do you determine what constitutes an actual dental emergency?
The following is a short list of symptoms that fit the bill:
- Bleeding that will not stop
- A missing or loose permanent tooth
- An injured jaw
- Extreme toothache
- Painful swelling
- Suspected abscess (especially if accompanied by fever, swelling, and difficulty swallowing)
If you have any of these symptoms, call us right away.
Symptoms that could wait a day or two until our regular hours?
- Dull toothache
- Lost filling, crown or bridge (not accompanied by unbearable pain)
- Broken or chipped tooth (not accompanied by unbearable pain)
- Any other mild irritation
What to do before going in
Taking Tylenol or Motrin might be a good idea to remove the pain temporarily. Applying a cold compress to reduce swelling, and locating any missing fragments of tooth or dental appliances is helpful as well.
When you visit our practice, you will get either emergency treatment or a treatment plan with a temporary solution to return you back to a non-emergency state.
When in doubt, get checked out
We know you can feel silly crying wolf just to be told what you’re experiencing isn’t an emergency. But it is always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to our health.