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The sudden toothache that wakes you up in the middle of the night, the crunchy snack that chips a tooth or dislodges a filling, the sudden mishap that knocks out a tooth. Any of these can mean pain, discomfort, and difficulty with normal activities like eating, drinking, sleeping, even breathing. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, call us!! We’ll help you through this.

A dental emergency is any situation where a person has traumatically injured their teeth and gums. If you find yourself in a dental emergency, our team will always try to see you as soon as possible.

How can you know whether or not your situation warrants itself as a true dental emergency? Common emergencies that we see often include: A broken or knocked out tooth, chipped or cracked teeth, lost or broken dental work (fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures), severe toothache, large object caught between the teeth, damage to the gums, injury to the jaw, swelling in the face and jaw.

Any of emergencies can mean pain, discomfort and difficulty with normal activities like eating, drinking, sleeping, even breathing. If you have suffered other injuries such as broken bones or are bleeding profusely, call 9-1-1 or go straight to your local emergency room. After you are stable, be sure to call us so we can help you with your teeth.

Anxiety – worry – concern.

It’s natural. Many people don’t know what to do when faced with a dental emergency. Should you rush to the hospital? Should you place a hot cloth on the jaw? Should you take painkillers? Can a lost tooth be saved? So many questions!

Just to save yourself a few seconds, you should go ahead and put our number in your phone right now. That way you’ll be able to get the attention you need even faster. When you’re in your most vulnerable moment, don’t worry, we’ll be able to help you. And most of all, we’ll help you to reclaim your peace of mind.

What is a dental emergency?
Dental emergencies can have many causes, including accidents, sports-related injuries, tooth decay and infection. You may have a dental emergency if you have any of the following: • a traumatic injury to your mouth, jaw or teeth • severe pain that you cannot control with over-the-counter pain medication • uncontrolled bleeding • severe swelling in your mouth, face or neck NOTE: If you have trouble breathing or your mouth continuously fills with blood, call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest hospital emergency department.
What treatments can an emergency dentist do?
An emergency dentist can help in many situations including: Toothache relief. Oral pain relief. Emergency tooth extraction. Restoration of a loose filling or crown (sometimes a temporary solution) Dental infection care. Broken brackets or wires. Wisdom tooth pain management.
What should I do if I knock out a tooth?
While it is an uncommon situation, sometimes a fall or physical contact with another person will result in a tooth being displaced. Usually, these situations will be accompanied by cuts, swelling, bruises, and pain. Most of these situations require immediate attention from a dentist who can re-position a tooth/ the teeth if possible. If a displaced tooth happened when you are unable to be seen by any medical personal immediately, you may attempt to rinse off any contaminants and place the tooth in milk or saliva until you can be seen. Unfortunately, the survivability of such a tooth outside the mouth decreases rapidly.
How do you deal with a dental emergency?
Rinse the mouth using warm water; rinse any broken pieces. If there's bleeding, apply a piece of gauze to the area for about 10 minutes or until the bleeding stops. Apply a cold compress to the outside of the mouth, cheek, or lip near the broken/chipped tooth to keep any swelling down and relieve pain.
Is a dental bridge falling out an emergency?
You should get in touch with your emergency dentist as soon as your bridge falls out. Delaying treatment could result in further damage to your abutment teeth.
What will it feel like when it is done?
Once the entire procedure is complete and the final restorations placed, they will actually feel or function like your natural teeth!
Can I go to emergency room for a dental emergency?
It is not necessary to visit emergency room for a dental emergency unless you have experienced trauma to the mouth or face, experiencing severe bleeding or you are experiencing life-threatening symptoms. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, you should call your emergency dentist immediately.
Can emergency dentist pull teeth?
In most cases, emergency tooth extraction is only required when it is absolutely necessary to remove a tooth within 24 to 48 hours. Extreme, debilitating pain, big cracks and massive fractures, and other setups that may jeopardise a patient's dental health are examples of emergency tooth extraction circumstances.
Is an abscess a dental emergency?
Tooth abscess is absolutely a dental emergency. If you have a tooth abscess, you need to seek treatment immediately. Left untreated, abscess can lead to infection that spreads through the body causing serious and even life-threatening effects.
Are bleeding gums an emergency?
While experiencing a little bit of gum bleeding doesn't constitute a dental emergency , you do need to be on the lookout. If you experience severe bleeding and swelling from your gums, it may be time to see a emergency dentist. A dentist will examine your gums and identify the source of the bleeding and swelling.

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