What Is Emergency Dentistry?
Emergency dentistry provides immediate care for dental problems that can't wait for a regular appointment. If you are in significant pain, don't wait to call our practice. We can help you decide on your next steps and see you in the office as soon as possible.
Dental emergencies may happen if you receive an injury like a blow to the face, breaking or dislodging your teeth. Sports injuries and accidents are major causes of dental trauma.
You may have a severe toothache that makes it impossible to sleep or relax. Your toothache may result from an abscess, infection, or cyst.
Fillings and Crowns
Emergencies may happen when a filling or crown breaks. If your crown falls off, this is typically not an emergency. Make sure to save the crown so we can cement it back in place as soon as possible.
Teeth that need root canals sometimes cause severe pain. The nerve inside the tooth pulp may be exposed, leading to extreme discomfort. You may need a root canal to treat the infection inside your tooth. Root canals can often save natural teeth from being extracted.
Finally, you may need to have a tooth extracted if it receives damage to the point where the dentist can't save it. Extractions relieve pain and make way for stable tooth restoration.
Why Choose Altitude Dentistry?
We provide quality dental care in a modern, relaxing environment. We combine high-tech equipment with expertise in many dental procedures
Dr. Marcus can handle many common emergency procedures and help you feel comfortable. We are ready to help you by making an immediate appointment to see you in the office.
Frequently Asked Questions About Emergency Dentistry
It can be difficult to know whether you are experiencing an emergency or can wait until the next day the office is open during normal hours.
Following are several signs that you may need emergency dental care:
- Loose tooth
- Broken or cracked tooth
- Dislodged or knocked-out tooth
- Severe toothache
- Dental abscess (may appear as a swollen pimple on the gum)
- Swollen jaw
- Numb tooth
- Bleeding, painful gums
- Bad breath or metallic taste with no explanation
Call Altitude Dental
Waiting until a regularly scheduled dental appointment to treat an acute issue may lead to trouble later on. If you believe you have a dental emergency, please let us help you. Call our office at 425-775-3446, and we will see you as soon as possible.