Whenever you experience an emergency that requires you to seek immediate medical attention, you need to take the necessary steps to get treatment right away—your dental emergencies should be no different! It’s crucial that you get a dental emergency taken care of quickly just like you would a broken arm or potential concussion.
At Lakeview Pointe Dentistry, we offer same-day emergency dental treatments to our patients! We understand that emergencies occur unexpectedly and often without warning. That’s why we are ready and able to see you the same day of the accident or emergency.
Types of Dental Emergency Incidents
Treating a dental emergency requires us to be on top of the situation as much as possible. It helps us greatly to have an idea of what trauma or pain you’ve experienced, so we can provide you with the highest quality and most proactive treatment available.
Common types of situations that qualify as dental emergencies include the following:
Abscesses or Swelling
A dental abscess is a pocket of pus formed from an infection. These types of pockets can form for any number of reasons, from untreated cavities to old dental work. You might be dealing with a dental abscess if you experience bad breath, pain in one area of the mouth, and/or a fever.
Damaged Crown or Bridge
A damaged crown or bridge can mean problems for the tooth that was being protected in the case of the crown or the surrounding teeth in the case of a bridge. We can assess the damage and make treatment plans accordingly.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth often grow in strange angles due to lack of space in the mouth. This causes them to apply pressure to your existing teeth, which can be very painful. If you suspect your wisdom teeth are causing the pain you feel in your back teeth, contact us for a consultation right away.
Blunt force trauma to the mouth can cause a lot of complications. If you or a friend or loved one experiences a blow to the mouth, seeing us for emergency dental treatment is the smart choice to make. We can assess and take steps to stop bleeding, take care of damaged tissues, etc.
If you have a persistent bleeding cut in your mouth, contact us. This might be an indicator of other problems—problems that we can discover and treat when you come see us.
Contact us at once in the instance that a tooth has been completely knocked out! If possible, clean the tooth gently—without touching the root—and try to reinsert it back into its spot in the mouth. If this isn’t possible, keep the tooth moist by putting it in a glass of milk. Bring the tooth with you when you come to see us.
Dealing with a persistent toothache? Thinking you might have fractured a tooth? Persistent pain is usually a good indicator that you should come see us for emergency dental treatment.
Get in Touch with Us Today in Stillwater, OK
We want to meet with you to provide same-day dental care in the event of a dental emergency. Contact us immediately to set up an appointment!