Whether caused by an accident or chronic disease, dental emergencies require immediate attention and proper care. As is the case with any medical emergency, it's necessary for you to be aware of the steps to take to ensure the best outcome before you find yourself in the actual situation.
Here at Premier Dental, the staff of our dental clinic provides service for any type of emergency involving your teeth, gums, or any surrounding tissues.
We provide comprehensive emergency dental care to ensure that any trauma affecting your teeth and surrounding tissues will not spread or become worse.
For traumatic injuries that cause teeth to be moved or loosened, dental treatment needs to be provided within six hours.
When uncontrollable bleeding occurs, it’s in your best interest to go to the nearest emergency room as soon as possible.
Visit Our Emergency Dentist as Soon as You Notice any Pain
Treating Traumatic Dental Injuries
When traumatic dental injuries occur within the soft tissues of your mouth, you need to rinse your mouth out with diluted salt water. When there is visible debris present, it should be cleared as thoroughly as possible. Bleeding is usually able to be controlled by applying pressure with a clean, damp cloth to the area for a period of 10 to 15 minutes. In the event that this fails to work, be sure to visit the nearest emergency room immediately.
Treating Tooth Pain Emergency
Persistent or acute tooth pain signals a need for you to make a visit to our dental office. With the most common cause for dental pain being tooth decay, bacterial infections often spread throughout multiple areas of the tooth and may even reach the gum tissue. The only way to be certain about the source of your tooth pain is by visiting us to receive emergency dental care.
Prevent the Spread of Infection Caused by Gum Emergencies
Injuries and infections that involve the soft tissues of your mouth may require emergency treatment. The tissues of your gums, tongue, or cheek lining may become damaged by accidental bites, sports injuries, falls, or exposure to scalding liquids. They may also be caused by foreign bodies that have become lodged beneath your gum line, which may lead to the development of painful and potentially dangerous serious abscesses. Regardless of the extent of your emergency, reach out to us as soon as possible to prevent any further trauma from occurring.
Treating Orthodontic Emergencies
While you may commonly experience discomfort as a result of orthodontic treatment, there are actually only a few types of true orthodontic emergencies. These include trauma or injury occurring to your teeth, face, or mouth, as well as infection or swelling of your gums, mouth, or face. Severe and unmanageable discomfort or pain occurring in these areas may also qualify as orthodontic emergencies. When any of these situations occur, be sure to seek immediate care from our dental office.