Types of Emergency Dentistry Services We Offer
Dental emergencies are defined as issues that affect the teeth, gum, and the surrounding tissues. Although many dental emergencies are caused by bacteria and fungal infections, dental restorations and fractures are also classified as an emergency and shouldn’t be taken lightly. These dental problems occur differently; some cause pain and others don’t. So, it’s crucial to contact our emergency dental clinic as soon as an accident occurs.
Common Dental Emergencies
At Signature Smiles Dentistry, we treat a variety of emergency dental conditions such as;
Tooth extraction is done for a variety of reasons such as decayed and impacted teeth. When the wisdom teeth don’t emerge fully through the gum, they can become entrapped underneath the gum and need to be pulled out. Fractured and damaged teeth also need to be extracted. If you notice severe pain either due to impacted or fractured teeth, call our emergency dental care.
Toothache is pain around the jaw and teeth caused by decay, abscess, fracture, and infected gum. The symptoms of a toothache may include pain and swelling. These symptoms can be managed at home, but come for a dental examination if the pain lasts for more than two days and is accompanied by fever or headaches.
Regular dental assessment is important as it will help us identify infections and prevent it from spreading to other parts to the skill or head.
The teeth are strong, but they can break or fracture due to accidents, cavities (weakens the teeth) and biting down hard stuff. Minor teeth fractures don’t cause pain, but if a large part comes off you may experience pain or nerve sensitivity. If you have severe pain or bleeding, get emergency treatment.
Additionally, rinse the mouth with warm water and apply pressure to stop bleeding. Using an ice pack can also help reduce swelling. If you have a dislodged tooth, try to hold it by the crown and fix it back to the socket. Don’t pull the tooth, only the dentist can determine if the tooth will be extracted or not.
Soft tissues in the lips, tongue, or cheeks get injured due to accidental bites, a fall or accident. You will experience pain in the first few hours, fever and swelling in the lymph nodes.
These soft tissues are prone to infections so you need them checked out by our dentist. Nevertheless, try to reduce the risk of infection by rinsing your mouth with salt water, applying pressure to stop bleeding, and use ice to reduce swelling.
Temporomandibular Joints can get dislocated or fractured due to physical injury to the face, sports injuries, accidents, and falls. A broken jaw can cause pain, swelling, bleeding, discomfort, stiffness, and numbness in the face.
Various treatments can help address these TMJ dislocation symptoms. However, call 911 if you have severe bleeding or difficulty breathing. Don’t try to realign the jaw, and keep it immobilized.
Orthodontic emergencies refer to the loss or loosening of orthodontic appliances which causes pain. Various restorative dental treatments such as veneers, bridges, crowns, or braces can crack or loosen and should be checked by the dentist.
Remember veneers and bridges cover your natural teeth, which have been trimmed off. When exposed, the teeth can become extremely sensitive and lead to infections.
Other orthodontic emergencies include pain after brace adjustment, irritation of the lips and cheeks and protruding wire.
The Signature Smiles Dentistry Care Difference
We offer emergency dental care to relieve a variety of dental conditions. Our dental team is dedicated to offering the best dental support as you try to regain normal dental function.
Besides emergency services, we have other dental treatments such as cosmetic, pediatric, Saturday dentistry (comes in handy as we have an emergency dentist ready to assist) among others.
So, whether you are looking for emergency dental care or other forms of treatment, we got you covered. Book an appointment with our dentist for a checkup and assessment.