What is a Dental Emergency?
Not all dental issues that you experience require you to seek emergency dental care. Many dental problems are not emergencies, but simply dental issues that have been left untreated and are causing pain and inflammation. If you experience direct trauma to your mouth, teeth, or gums, or are experiencing severe pain or swelling, it is always best to be seen right away.True dental emergencies can lead to even more serious dental and health problems if not treated immediately. We offer treatment in a relaxed, highly comfortable setting for patients of all ages.
Why do you need treatment for a Dental Emergency?
A dental emergency can get worse in a short period of time without proper treatment. Something that would be considered minor can escalate to where it is a real issue. In some cases, infections may occur and need treatment alongside the actual emergency that you're dealing with at the moment. This is why we recommend quick, adequate treatment as soon as possible.
What are common dental emergencies?
People have dental emergencies for a variety of reasons. True dental emergencies include:
- Trauma- to the mouth or face. May have bleeding or 1 or more broken teeth.
- Toothache- throbbing, swelling, pain that wakes you up at night.
- Swollen or bleeding gums that is uncontrolled.
- Exposed nerves
- Abscess- infection or drainage.
If you are experiencing any of these issues please contact our office immediately.
What can be expected while undergoing Dental Emergency treatment?
The first thing Dr. Grabiak will do is to ask you about the problem you're currently experiencing. This allows us to determine if an x-ray or other diagnostic tool is necessary. Dr. Grabiak will work with you quickly to determine the root cause of your problem and get you the treatment you need.
If you think you might have an emergency and want to come in to see someone, call our office today and our helpful staff members can further assist you.