What are Dental Emergencies?
A dental emergency can occur without warning or be something that was lingering for awhile and has been allowed to get worse. Oftentimes, the emergency will leave you in pain or discomfort. By seeking treatment early on for a dental emergency, we can provide adequate treatment to prevent the problem from getting worse. Our goal is to offer treatment that works for you and relieves the pain or discomfort that you’re experiencing.
Why is treatment of Dental Emergencies needed?
If you forgo treatment of a dental emergency, it allows the problem to get worse. A problem that would be relatively easy to take care of can become something more insidious. Dental emergencies can sometimes interfere with your everyday life, making it unbearable to handle before you can seek professional care. It’s important to seek professional advice and care if you’re experiencing any type of dental-related emergency.
What are some of the most common Dental Emergencies?
We believe that any dental problem that’s causing you pain, discomfort or is disheartening or scary is enough to warrant an emergency appointment. We can perform an examination to help determine what the problem is and the best course of treatment in fixing the issue. Some of the most common dental emergencies we see often include:
• Toothaches and pain
• Abscesses and infections
• Orthodontic emergencies
• Post-op complications
• Broken, fractured or chipped teeth
• Loose or lost restorations
• Broken appliances and prosthetics
• Swelling and gum bleeding
What can you expect with treatment of Dental Emergencies?
The first step to handling an emergency is contacting us for an appointment. We will do everything we can to get you in to be seen by Dr. Ong as soon as possible. The doctor will examine the area and x-rays may be needed to further help in diagnosing the problem. Depending on the exact issue, a treatment plan is created for you and can be done during the same appointment or at a later date. If you have an infection, you may need antibiotics prior to having any treatment done.
If you are currently experiencing a dental emergency and want to learn more about treatment, call us today and we’ll work to get you in for an appointment at your earliest convenience.