What are Dental Emergencies?
Dental emergencies can strike at any time and can be the result of ignored dental care as well as trauma to the teeth and mouth. Emergencies can be painful, frightening and even frustrating. We offer emergency care to every patient coming into our office. Regardless of whether you are a new or existing patient, we are happy to provide you with the treatment that you need.
Why is Dental Emergency treatment needed?
You might assume that an emergency will go away on its own or that the issue with resolve itself over time. Unfortunately, most dental problems do not heal on their own and will only get worse. A minor issue could develop into severe pain and even infection. This is why it is best to receive treatment for an emergency as soon as possible.
What are some common Dental Emergencies?
We provide care and treatment to all patients regardless of age. We welcome you into our office for any type of emergency so that we can provide you with the care that you need. Some of the most common emergencies include:
- Pain and severe toothache
- Infections and abscesses
- Inflammation and gum bleeding
- Broken, fractured, chipped or cracked teeth
- Loose or lost restorations
- Broken appliances
- Orthodontic emergencies
- Post-operative complications
What can be expected during treatment of Dental Emergencies?
The appointment will normally begin by our staff asking about the problem and what is bothering you. We may take x-rays depending on the issue and whether or not they are needed. Dr. Bloom will then examine your teeth and mouth to find the root cause of the problem and create a treatment plan that is right for you. If you have an infection, we’ll often advise you to take antibiotics before any treatment can be started. Treatment is provided to rectify the problem and get your oral health back on track. It is important to keep up with routine dental care to prevent future emergencies from happening.
If you have a dental emergency, call us right away so that we can get you into our office with conveniently low wait times and personable care.