Posted .

Dental emergencies occur more often than you might expect. Whether caused by a sudden injury or an issue that was left untreated, a dental emergency requires prompt treatment. 

Sometimes, it can be difficult to tell whether your condition is an emergency. Here, we’ll discuss what constitutes a dental emergency so that you can seek out the appropriate treatment for your needs. 

Is It a Dental Emergency?

To determine whether you’re experiencing a dental emergency, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Am I in severe pain?
  • Do I have uncontrollable bleeding in the mouth?
  • Have I broken, lost, or chipped a tooth?
  • Do I have symptoms of a tooth abscess (severe toothache, pain while biting or chewing, fever, swelling in the face, and swollen lymph nodes)? 

If you answer yes to one or multiple of these questions, you should visit your dentist for emergency treatment. At 19th Avenue Dental, we’ll do our best to see you immediately and will instruct you on how to best care for your mouth until you arrive at our office. However, if you have a dental emergency and our office is closed, you may need to go to the ER, especially in the case of a tooth abscess. Additionally, if you have a head or neck injury, visit the ER or a general doctor before going to the dentist. 

Note that if you have a chipped or cracked tooth that causes severe pain or trauma within the mouth, it’s a dental emergency. But, if a chipped or cracked tooth isn’t painful, you can safely wait to see your dentist. 

Treatment for Dental Emergencies

The experienced team at 19th Avenue Dental has over 35 years of combined experience in dental technologies for emergencies. Our expert dentist, Dr. Shuichi Yamaguchi, can help you through any dental emergency with solutions for all different budgets. Contact us today to request an appointment!