Emergency dentistry is a special service by emergency dentists that caters to unanticipated dental emergencies. Dental emergencies are problems with the teeth, gums, and tongue that require immediate or prompt dental attention. Failure to which the situation may get out of hand, leading to severe dental complications.
In cases where a tooth has been knocked out, placing the tooth back in the socket or storing it in milk or a tooth preservation solution can help preserve its viability.
Dentists recommend performing first aid treatment in the case of dental injuries. Apply pressure on bleeding areas and hold an ice pack on swollen regions of your face. After first-aid, contact your dentist to receive prompt dental attention. During the call explain the situation as clearly as you can and wait for the dentist’s instructions.
Once at the dentists’ office, the dentist will assess your dental situation to determine the severity of your injury or complication. This assessment typically involves taking X-rays and other diagnostic tests. The dentist will also ask you about how you feel and any noteworthy symptoms you’re experiencing.
Most patients in need of emergency dental services are in a lot of pain. If so, the dentist will administer local anesthesia or analgesics to temporarily ease the pain before the final treatment. Dentists will inject anesthetic into the affected area, providing instant pain relief.
The dentist will use information from the assessment to diagnose your dental situation and come up with a treatment plan. For severe toothaches and cavities, the dentist might conduct a root canal. Dental bonding or repair is necessary for broken teeth, while root canals may be administered for severe toothaches. After treatment, the dentist will release you with instructions for caring for your teeth.
No matter what kind of treatment you’re scheduling, our team is here for you. We can answer any insurance or financing questions you may have, and will do everything we can to ensure every visit is simple and stress-free.
Dentists specializing in emergency dentistry are skilled in handling acute situations, providing efficient pain management.
Not all dental complications count as dental emergencies. Issues that can wait until the next day are not dental emergencies. Examples of dental emergencies include knocking out your teeth. In that case, you'll have to see the dentist as soon as you can to salvage the tooth. The same goes for teeth that break into multiple pieces. Visiting the dentist promptly will enable you to salvage the tooth and stop the pain associated with fracturing your tooth.
Other dental emergencies include dental abscesses, which are pus-filled sacs that appear on the gums. If left untreated, abscesses can spread to other parts of the face like the neck and ears. In severe cases, abscesses can lead to septic shock. Severe toothaches from far advanced dental decay is also a dental emergency, since regular painkillers won’t stop the pain,
Yes, Be More Dental offers same day appointments to address your dental emergencies. Our team of highly-qualified dentists work round the clock to ensure you get the best emergency dental care in the region. All you have to do is call our emergency hotline so we can anticipate your visit and prepare accordingly.