If you believe you may be experiencing a dental emergency, contact an emergency dentist immediately so we can get you the help you need. Some dental emergencies may require you to come into the office as soon as possible, so that we can better assess your situation. In general, any dental problem that needs immediate treatment to stop bleeding, alleviate severe pain, or save a tooth is considered an emergency. This consideration also applies to severe infections that can be life-threatening.
If you have any of these symptoms, you may be experiencing a dental emergency. Call your dentist immediately and describe what happened. If your dentist’s office is not open, you may need to go to the ER.
A knocked out tooth or bitten tongue can cause panic in any parent, but quick thinking and staying calm are the best ways to approach such common dental emergencies and prevent additional unnecessary damage and costly dental restoration. This includes taking measures such as application of cold compresses to reduce swelling, and of course, contacting our office as soon as possible for emergency dental care.
You may need emergency dental care if…
- There is a metal taste in your mouth. This could mean bacteria has reached the root of your tooth.
- You notice a dental abscess. Symptoms may include a foul taste in the mouth, swollen glands, and pus running to the back of the mouth. These infections must be treated immediately.
- Your jaw is swollen. This may indicate a periodontal infection.
- Your gums are bleeding and aching. In some cases, this could suggest severe gingivitis or gum disease.
- You have a loose tooth (as an adult), from either an infection or injury.
- You are experiencing fatigue accompanied with tooth or gum pain.
- This could be the sign of an active infection.
Dental emergencies can occur at any time. When you are looking for an “emergency dentist near me,” call Weldon Spring Dental, we are ready to help you. Contact our office as soon as possible if you are experiencing a dental emergency.