Knowing when you need urgent dental help and what to do can be the difference between saving your tooth or damaging your oral health. For instance, a knocked-out tooth will need to be treated by an emergency dentist the same day, regardless of whether it happened during office hours or not.
Delaying unnecessarily or postponing a dental appointment to the next day may cause you to lose your tooth. This will, in turn, require expensive dental restorations in the future, if you will recover your oral health.
We understand the urgent need that can arise in this situation, and this is why we provide emergency dental services. However, it is up to you to call us once you suspect you may require instant dental care. As such, you should understand what types of dental emergencies there and how to react.
As a general rule, if you are in severe dental pain, or have lacerated gums, cheeks, or tongue, you will need swift attention from a dental professional. Events of this nature can cause severe pain and even more damage. Call our emergency dentist immediately if you experience this. Other situations where you will need immediate care also include the following:
- Loose tooth
- Dental abscess
- Severely broken, cracked, or chipped tooth
- Severe toothache
- Broken tooth
If you suffered any of these dental injuries outside office hours, we can still help you. Call our office immediately to receive instructions on how an appointment can be set up to cater to your urgent need.