Emergencies always happen at the most inconvenient times. Especially tooth pain, which seems to happen when we least expect it. Such as, when you are heading out of town for vacation, on your way to a special event or trying to get through your work day.
1. We will assess your level of pain, how long you’ve been in pain and whether or not the pain is keeping you up at night.
2. Then get you scheduled for an appointment with one of our highly qualified dentists.
3. We will take an xray of the area bothering you and one of our gentle dentists will perform an exam to diagnose the source of your pain.
Tooth pain can mean many different things. It does not always mean that Endodontic treatment (a root canal) or extraction is necessary. Although teeth that need this treatment can cause tremendous discomfort.
Sometimes patients have dental emergencies, yet have no pain. This can mean that you have:
Chipped a tooth,
Lost a filling
A mouth sore, etc.
If this is the case, we still want to see you as soon as possible. At times, these happenings can start out pain free but then get to a painful level very quickly. We never want our patients to be in pain, especially if it is preventable by having services completed prior to this pain beginning. It is important to note that leaving these “minor” emergencies untreated can result in a bigger problem. We always recommend seeing your dentist as soon as possible, if you chip a tooth or lose a restoration.