Emergency dentistry involves immediate care for a dire dental-related situation. It is crucial that you reach out for help if you’re experiencing an emergency. A dental emergency can happen anywhere at any time. We offer immediate emergency appointments so that we’re able to provide the care and treatment that is needed regardless if you are a new or existing patient.
A dental emergency consists of any trauma to the mouth that may cause bleeding and lacerations to the gums, and/or dislodge or fracture teeth, and requires immediate medical attention. Our goal is to provide you with reliable treatment when it’s most needed in a comfortable, modern environment.
Can I go to the hospital for a Dental Emergency?
Dr. Shkolnick answers if you can go to the hospital for a Dental Emergency and what you need to do.
Why is treatment for a Dental Emergency necessary?
If you forgo treatment for a dental-related emergency, the problem can get much worse and require more invasive work to treat. For this reason, it is vital that you come in as soon as possible if you’re experiencing an emergency. We will work to begin treatment when and if it is needed. Emergency appointments are available to both new and existing patients in need of quick, immediate care.
What might be considered a Dental Emergency?
There are many different types of emergencies that you might deal with when it comes to the health of your teeth and mouth. No emergency is too big or too small for us to handle and we encourage you to contact us if you feel you need to be seen. Some of the most common emergency situations we deal with regularly include:
- Toothaches and pain
- Infections and abscesses
- Tooth sensitivity
- Loose or lost restorations (fillings, veneers, crowns, fixed bridges)
- Broken or cracked prosthetic appliances
- Trauma to the face and mouth
- Orthodontic emergencies
- Cracked, chipped, fractured or broken teeth
- Post-op complications
What does Emergency Dentistry involve?
The first step in dealing with a dental emergency is contacting us as soon as you begin noticing a problem. We will work to get you in as soon as possible so that you can receive adequate treatment right away. We work with both new and existing patients when it comes to emergencies and can help patients of all ages and medical needs. The appointment itself will involve an examination and series of x-rays to help us determine what the problem is. We will then provide treatment as needed specific to the type of emergency that is experienced. We understand that a dental emergency can be scary and we are here to help provide the care you need. We will work diligently to make sure that you are comfortable and your dental emergency is taken care of efficiently.
If you’re experiencing a dental emergency right now and need immediate treatment, call our office and we’ll work to get you in as soon as possible.