Most oral emergencies relate to pain, bleeding, or orofacial trauma and our office staff and Dentist can be reached any day – any time by simply calling our number and selecting emergency or immediate connection during voice mail options.
In cases of more serious emergencies or jaw fractures we recommend you head to the nearest emergency room for immediate assistance, we may also try to refer you to an oral or maxillofacial surgeons.
Dental, pulpal pain is spontaneous, strong, often throbbing, exacerbated by temperature, and outlasts the evoking stimulus. Localization is poor, and pain tends to radiate to the ipsilateral ear, temple, or cheek. The pain may abate spontaneously, but dental advice is important because the pulp has probably necrosed, and acute periapical periodontitis (dental abscess) will probably follow. Endodontics (root canal treatment) or tooth extraction may be required.
Some common types of mouth injuries include cracked, broken, or knocked out teeth, which can be a result of biting on a piece of food that is too hard, a sports-related injury, a fall, or any other type of accident. Depending on the severity of the injury and where the tooth is located, it is possible that a chipped tooth or minor fracture can wait for a call to the dentist during normal business hours.
Sometimes the problem won’t be as clear-cut as a knocked out or broken tooth; you may find yourself dealing with severe tooth pain, from an abscess tooth, for example. If you think you need emergency dental care just call us, we’ll make the arrangements to assist you as quickly as possible.
Source: NCBI and Colgate