Dental emergencies can be painful and stressful. That's why we offer emergency dental care – to help you get compassionate care you need when you need it most.
Pain is the body's way of telling you that something is wrong. While some tooth pain can be caused by relatively harmless tooth sensitivity, it can also be a sign of a serious problem. If your pain lasts more than a day, please contact us.
A severe break or chip in a tooth can leave your tooth vulnerable to infection. This requires prompt treatment to seal and repair the tooth.
An abscess is a sign of an advanced bacterial infection. This can cause severe pain and swelling in and around your mouth. Without proper treatment with antibiotics, these kinds of infections can spread, leading to serious, even life-threatening, complications.
A knocked-out tooth is a dental emergency and you should contact our team.
NOTE: If you have a knocked-out tooth, be careful not to touch the roots. If you can, insert the tooth back into the open socket in your gums. Do not force the tooth into the socket. If you cannot put the tooth back, then hold it between your gums and cheek on the way to the dentist's office. Do not rinse it or transport it in water.
Losing a dental crown or filling also compromises the integrity of a tooth. It weakens the tooth and also leaves it vulnerable to becoming infected.
Uncontrolled bleeding, a dry socket (dislodged blood clot), or signs of an infection following a tooth extraction or oral surgery require prompt attention and treatment to ensure proper healing and prevent further complications.
If you think you might be having a dental emergency, we always recommend contacting our team to help you assess the situation.
While you wait for emergency treatment or to visit our office for a regularly scheduled dental appointment, you can take steps to alleviate your pain with the following at-home remedies:
Avoid taking aspirin, as this can worsen bleeding, but NSAIDs can help relieve pain and swelling.
Toothache creams and gels are available over-the-counter and can provide temporary relief from a toothache or other sensitivity when applied to the teeth and gums.
Apply a cold compress to the outside of your cheek over the area that is swollen or painful.
If you're experiencing a dental emergency and require urgent care, please contact us to receive the prompt attention, emergency treatment, and relief you need.