When Is Emergency Care Needed?

When Is Emergency Care Needed?

Severe pain, swelling, or bleeding due to trauma to the mouth are reasons to seek emergency care as soon as possible. If your tooth has been knocked out in an accident, fractured, or broken in half, this can also be an emergency case and should be treated as quickly as possible to prevent further damage.

If you have a severe toothache and any of the symptoms above, you may also want to see a dentist for emergency treatment. Toothaches are a common reason for emergency appointments. Gum disease can cause significant sensitivity to hot or cold beverages and foods and chronic bad breath and pain when biting down. These symptoms indicate something is wrong and should be evaluated immediately.

In many cases, it is difficult to determine if you need emergency care or not. If you are unsure what to do, visit Doctor Wisdom Teeth, to discuss your symptoms and concerns. We are here to help you with questions or concerns about oral health. With proper oral hygiene and regular cleanings and checkups, you can help to prevent emergencies from arising in the future.

Common Dental Emergencies

The sudden onset of pain is often a sign of a severe dental issue that requires immediate care to prevent permanent damage to your teeth, gums, or jaw. If you’re experiencing extreme pain or discomfort, you should seek emergency dental care as soon as possible. Some common reasons for immediate treatment include:

  • Broken, cracked, or lost teeth
  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Severe toothache
  • Bleeding after biting down on something hard
  • Difficulty talking, chewing, or swallowing
  • Swelling, redness, and tenderness of the mouth or face
  • Difficulty breathing due to blockage in the airway
  • Sudden numbness of lip or tongue

The Benefits of Emergency Care

The most important thing to remember is that you need to seek emergency dental treatment as soon as possible. Even if you believe your dental issue isn’t severe, it’s still essential for you to contact a dentist for an examination and treatment recommendation. Patients will usually attempt to wait until they see their regular dentist when experiencing a dental emergency. However, this can cause more problems. When the tooth finally goes to the professional, it may need more extensive and costly treatments than if the patient had scheduled an appointment sooner. Your dentist can help you treat various emergency conditions, including toothaches, broken teeth, loose fillings, and more. Getting care as quickly as possible after a problem occurs makes you more likely to avoid permanent damage to your oral health and smile. 

If you’ve experienced any of the above symptoms, please get in touch with Doctor Wisdom Teeth at 287 E. Hunt Hwy. #101, San Tan Valley, AZ 85143, or call (833) 394-7366 immediately to schedule an appointment with our office. We can walk you through your treatment options and help you determine the best treatment plan for your needs.