All dental emergencies are serious and you should seek immediate treatment for any injuries to your teeth or gums. Dental pain, chipped or cracked teeth, infected gums or teeth, toothaches, or any other kind of mouth pain. Waiting too long can lead to serious infections, nerve and blood vessel damage, and more. The sooner you contact our office, the better our chances are to save your tooth and prevent damage to your wallet. Left untreated, many dental emergencies may get worse and require more expensive treatment.
Though we try to fit you in as soon as possible, there may be a small wait time before your emergency appointment. To temporarily help alleviate your pain until you can be seen, you can try taking an over-the-counter pain medication like ibuprofen or acetaminophen. A warm saltwater rinse may also be soothing; you can mix ½ tsp of salt into 8 oz. of warm water. For pain caused by trapped food particles, flossing and brushing may help dislodge it.
When you come in for your emergency dental appointment, our first priority is to stop the pain fast. In emergency situations, any of our pain relief services may be administered. The next step is to figure out the cause of your emergency so that we can create a plan for more thorough, long-term treatment.