We Fix All Types Of Dental Emergencies
A knocked out tooth qualifies as a dental emergency because it requires urgent care. A knocked out tooth can actually be saved and restored if located right away, washed thoroughly and placed carefully back in place, followed by a dentist visit right after. If it cannot be placed back into the socket it can be stored in milk or saliva while on route to an emergency centre or dentist. If the tooth is missing, bridgework or a dental implant may be possible solutions to fill the gap.
Loose teeth, cracked teeth or chipped teeth can be treated up to 12 hours after occurring and can wait until the next day. In these instances it is easier to schedule an appointment to visit a dental clinic. As always, our priority is to try and save your natural teeth, and a professional dental office will be better equipped to do so than an emergency room. If pieces of your tooth have fallen out try to locate them and save them because your dentist may be able to restore your tooth.
A displaced tooth or a tooth that is severely fractured needs immediate treatment. In this case a visit to the dentist is recommended over an emergency room because dental clinics have the right tools and equipment to better treat the problem and can offer more solutions. In some cases an emergency extraction may be required if the broken tooth cannot be saved.
What Is a Dental Emergency?
Dental emergencies vary in their urgency with some needing immediate treatment, such as an emergency root canal, while others are not as time sensitive. Sometimes an examination is needed to determine the cause of the problem, but sharp and severe tooth pain is one indication that you need to visit your dentist as soon as possible.
If you experience other symptoms like unstoppable bleeding, chest pain and dizziness, short breath or if you pass out you should seek immediate treatment at an emergency office because these symptoms are potentially life threatening. Other emergencies may not be so serious but still can have a lasting impact on your smile, requiring urgent treatment like root canals, extractions or oral surgery.
Planning for the Future
Our goal is to help you to minimize the risk of emergency treatment. This is why we commit a generous amount of time designing a Lifetime Treatment Plan that will help you to offset the possibility of unforeseen pain or tooth breakage. Preventative dentistry measures begin with a visit to the dentist, so call in for an appointment and let us take care of your smile.